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Skype emoticons virus?

For the past week my friend has been sending me this 

 

Your skype does not support extended icons. Please download the extension here: http://skypemoticonsb.asia/index.php?skype=1

 

It has been the exact same message every time, He doesn't choose to send it.

He has done a full scan with Malware Bytes AntiMalware and has AVG Antivirus, They didn't find anything that would possibly be causing this.

 

Is it actually a virus or is it legit?

TheKDub
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

It's a virus indeed. Very similar or identical to cases previously reported here. Please try the following procedures -

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Skype-spam-virus/m-p/1092504/highlight/true#M82...

I also suggest that they may need to fully update their antivirus/antimalware software first, then run another full scan.

 



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Skype-User
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

Yes this is a virus.

Prajaptiseo
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

Here is a method I definitely works that doesn't require any additional software. Thank you Asad Naeem blogspot for sharing.

 

So here are the following steps to remove it:
1- Uninstall SkypEmoticons from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs

but it is still there
2 - So go to your Task Manager

 
 
3 - Right click and Open file location like that
 
 
4 - As the folder opens, click End task the SkypEmoticons (32 bit) process from task manager and then delete the folder named SkypEmoticons from Roaming folder as in the image. Usually the path is"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\SkypEmoticons"
 
 
5 - Now you are free from this malware. :happy:

 

Plasticbricks
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

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SkypEmoticon is a malware so do not install any kind of new extensions for viewing skype animated icons. Please install the animated icons from well reputed companies do not install them on your friend's request. 
Anyways I installed it and it started disturbing my chat as well. It automatically added new line after every sentence and start sending the above blue sentence as well almost with every sentence of emoticon. 

 

So here are the following steps to remove it:
1- Uninstall SkypEmoticons from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs

 

it doesn't really go so you have to do a bit more. :manfrustrated:

 

 

2- Open Task Manager and look for SE.exe Right click on SE.exe and press END Prosess.

 

3- Open search tool from Start menu. type in SE.exe

 

4- once the search returns your results. right click on SE.exe and press open in folder. 

 

5- delete the file from there as well. 

 

6- restart skype and hoooray. it is gone.

 

worked for me.

regards

David

David.
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

Get away virus. :bigsmile:

blechman4
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

Having tried the other options of deleting Skypemoticons, this one was the only one that worked....  Thanks David

BintangBlue
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

Hello

 

I have the exact same issue, but neither Skypemoticons.exe nor SE.exe is on process and no entries in control panel programs.

 

Scanned with Malware Bytes nothing found. But time to time it dipslays Malicios Web site blocked message when skype is opened. Also scanned with ESET Online but nothing is found either. 

 

Neede help. 

Jarvins
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

i deleted the entire folder "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\SkypEmoticons"

Eclipxe
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Re: Skype emoticons virus?

Thanks so much DAVID !!!!

 

Thanks everyone!!!! It worked!!!!!

ki2
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