Hello everyone, I have been using skype for several years without a problem. But recently, I installed Perfect Keylogger to monitor my kids activities online. Keylogger installed ok while skype is running. After I turned off skype, and turned it on after a few hours later, it won't start anymore and saying "Error: Unfortunately the skype executable is corrupt, please re-install".
I did not re-install skype, but I did turn off the perfect keylogger and turn on skype back again and it turned on perfectly. I played with this trick for a couple of times until I became sure that whenever Keylogger is on, Skype will not start.
Also whenever I start skype first and followed by keylogger, skype will just quit. There is an option in perfect keylogger to monitor certain programs only, which I exluded skype on the list, but with no luck. Still getting the same error.
The problem is, I wanted to have both programs running at the same time, but as I can see through testing that skype don't like to run along side with perfect keylogger.
The question is, is there a way to fix this? [Have both programs running at the same time] Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
This is a known problem. See this:
Unfortunately, Skype seems to be sensitive just to presence of any type of tracking, debugging or key-logger applications.
Perhaps this has something to do with efforts to prevent any form of “inverse engineering”.
Thanks for the reply and the link ruwim, i finally found an idea how to get around this by installing the ancient version.
To be more specific, the skype version on my kids computer is v5.8 [the latest version as of this writing], which is giving me the error. I uninstalled it, and installed v188.8.131.52 [the last version of 3] while Perfect Keylogger is running. Everything worked fine, and I have skype and keylogger running at the same time now. To test it, I restarted the computer [with skype and keylogger set to run at startup], and voila, they both run after reboot.
As a matter of curiousity, I uninstalled it and installed the v4.0.x.xxx They all worked fine with keylogger. Since all v4.0s worked, I uninstalled it and upgraded to v4.1.x.xxx, and they all worked fine again. And finally, the end of the line, I uninstalled v4.1 for v4.2, and that's it, not working anymore and saying "Error: Unfortunately the skype executable is corrupt, please re-install."
I'll have to revert back to v3.8 or v4.0 or 4.1 for now. These versions worked alongside with Perfect Keylogger as of my testing. Just hoping future updates from both sides go along with each other.
Now about something totally unrelated to key-logger. When you have replaced version 5.8 on your kids’ computer with version 3.8, is their contact list still intact?
As of my testing, reverting from v5.8 to v3.8, v4.0, v4.1, I can say 100% that contacts were intact. Nothing has changed.
Also, I would like to point out that since I did downgraded to lower versions of skype, make sure to disable the automatic download and install of version updates if possible and this is located in the Tool>Options>Advanced menu.