The latest update of Skype started installation without asking in the middle of a conversation. The call was consequenly terminated, the computer freezed completely and only thing to to was to power down. That is, all work was lost. Not only the computer freezed, the whole local network on "my" side of the Cisco router went down, even the printers and network drives require restart.
Two choices top automatic updates or remove Skype from the network. The automatic update is more like a trojan or other virus. Skype is distributing viruses.
24-11-2011 10:57 - edited 24-11-2011 11:37
was anybody, who can't protect himself by UAC (Vista, Win7), successful with the precaution described here?
My own experience is that with UAC enabled you can always stop the update process. Happened several times for me and I was always able to say – deny access.
with UAC enabled you can always stop the update process.
good reminder. same experience here - with vista and win7.
on XP, however, you need different measures. (a.) in your home network, the IP of the update server can be blocked within a router based firewall. (b.) in a foreign network, an appropriate personal firewall or an indeletable skypesetup.exe in %temp% may do the job. without either of them, I myself once experienced an assault like the creator of this thread.