If somebody (or yourself)anywhere send message with "http://:" without quotes it will crash skype. Clearing chat history not helps, because when skype download chat history from server, it will crash again.
This working on Windows 7, russian locale, have this issue on work and home PC. Please do something.
Deleting sent message which contain "http://:" solution this problem on Windows 7. But on Windows 8.1 all the same crashed after start.
As a temporary solution I use metro style skype for Windows 8.1
I am using Windows 10 so it may be different, but have you tried updating Skype? I am on version 18.104.22.168. I can send messages that contain http:// without any problems. Also it may be different because I am using English not Russian.
02-06-2015 21:09 - edited 02-06-2015 21:19
Actually OP is right, I didn't notice the trailing colon before. Putting "http://:" in will give you a memory access violation. If someone wants to throw skype into IDA Pro or debug it somehow it looks like something bad. It looks like the program attempts to read from protected memory space and the Windows kernel stops it. This occurs with Skype 22.214.171.124
Anyone good enough with assembly to know how to put some malicious instructions at memory address 00000004?
02-06-2015 21:40 - edited 02-06-2015 21:43
Are you able to open Skype now at all? Even if you don't click the conversation that includes the "http://:"?
If so, have you tried clearing your history and setting "keep history for" to "no history". This setting can be found under tools > options > IM & SMS > show advanced options > keep history for
Also if you can, you should download the skype installer from skype.com and reinstall/update or click help > check for updates in the skype menu. Skype will not actually let me send a message containing that string so I cannot reproduce the problem. It would be interesting to see if I can crash my skype client by sending myself a message from pidgin or some other IM client containing that string though.
02-06-2015 21:56 - edited 02-06-2015 22:16
I have the same issue, I was sent that message "http://:" and my Skype crashed.
Reinstalling didn't help. It seems I don't have Skype anymore.
Using Windows 7, English.
UPD: skype works on 126.96.36.199