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portia
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Skype malware Reply with quote

I was recently warned about the danger of picking up viruses, etc when using Skype. I do not chat, text or do anything but use the telephone feature. Should I worry? I run AVG and Spybot S&D.

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Tarq57
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of the likelihood of this, provided that your Skype application is kept up to date, I don't think this is particularly likely at all.
There is a reported vulnerability in the application referenced here and the recommendation is to update to version 4.2.0.169. if applicable.
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portia
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your help and the site reference.
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