Disable ICQ Auto Update

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Tweak #26 - february 27, 2002

ICQ has a built-in feature to automatically update itself over the internet. One of the consequences is that you might suddenly start having banners with advertisements in your ICQ windows.

This tweak disables the automatic update.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:


Look for the following value:


This value should exist as a REG_SZ and be set to "Yes".

Change this value to "No" (without the quotes).

Download reg file

Download tweak26.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak26_restore.reg