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My Skype Shuts Down and "Skype is no longer available for your o/s"

     

engine

2:37 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That's weird, eh. Skype closes down and pops up a box "Skype is no longer avaiablble for your o/s"

It automatically re-installs itself.

Anything like that happens and you start to think malware may play a part.

MatthewHSE

5:01 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Automatically reinstalls itself after telling you it's no longer available? Yep, I'd sure be thinking malware - wonder what kind of payload the "reinstall" brings with it?

engine

5:24 pm on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I spoken to a few people and they have had this happen.

eelixduppy

1:46 am on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Are you running the Beta version of Skype?

engine

2:04 pm on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yes, it was the Beta, and I don't mind them wanting to get me onto a common platform.

If it was Skype, it's a pretty poor way to force an update, which makes it look like some form of malware.

They could simply have posted an alert when I logged on, instead of a cryptic message.

dreamcatcher

3:00 pm on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep, happened to me a few times. It also tells me there are no new updates, but when I go to the website, a new version is available. Only happens on Win 7 btw.

dc

Brett_Tabke

3:02 pm on Sep 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Ya, betas never say that there is a new version available. You have to go get the latest. There was a new beta version released about 3 weeks ago.
 

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