Skype adware virus – How to remove? (Uninstall)

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Get rid of Skype adware virus

What is Skype virus?

Skype virus is a name generalized for most of the viruses and malware regarding the Skype application that is used for communication. All of these viruses share a common behavior of invading your Skype account, that is why they were classified under on general name. Just after it invades your system, your Skype virus account gets invaded as well and a lot of fake messages are sent to your contacts to infect your contacts as well. Cyber criminals make use of the fact that Skype is linked with Microsoft outlook to farther infect more people since the medium is bigger now and a lot of accounts are awaiting to be infected in the pool. The messages include the links of malicious websites like baidu.com  under the feeling of having a friendly message to make the theft process flow smoothly. So if you found out that your account is sending fake messages, then you have to know that someone is using your account. Such behavior could be used to mine cryptocurrency, collecting some personal information about you and selling them to third parties, and installing more PUPs on your computer.

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Just because users visit sites that are infected with viruses unintentionally, they become redirected to other websites and fake software upgrades. PUPs implement tools to pop up fake banners and ads that hold the link of another malware site. The purpose of such several redirects is to make you reach these scam messages in the end so that hackers become capable of advertising more fake links to collect some ransom fees without your consent.

You can follow these steps to know whether your account is hacked or not:

  1. Login into to your Microsoft Account.
    2. Click on “Security and Privacy”.
    3. Pass over “Account Security” and choose “More security settings”.
    4. Pass over “Sign-in preferences” and choose “Change sign-in preferences”.
    5. Deselect “Skype name”
    6. Then [Save]
    7. Enable “Two-step verification”
    8. Then Change your Password.

How did Skype virus get installed on my computer?

Skype virus infects your PC without your full-aware agreement as many users just “accept” and agree on many conditions placed in the installer. Do not download Skype from a non-authentic source and track your account if it sends awkward messages, because most probably you have downloaded a version of Skype that is packed with a various and you need to uninstall it right away. Remove any of your contacts who is sending you spam messages because they are probably infected as well. Whenever you click on a spam link that is sent to you even if you are using the authentic Skype, you get a Skype virus and it starts spreading from your account.

How to remove (Uninstall) and get rid of Skype virus?

Your computer was infected by the Skype virus for two reasons. First, you might have downloaded a non-authentic version and in this case, go and uninstall this version and remove anything that was downloaded with it. Second, you might have clicked on a spam link that was sent to you on Skype, which redirects you to a website that downloads viruses on your computer to steal your Microsoft Outlook information. In this case you have to track what was downloaded to your computer and uninstall any unwanted apps. You might also remove your virused contacts for a higher level of safety and track whether your account sends spam links or not.

Despite the fact that this virus Skype virus is very malicious, it can be eliminated totally from your PC via manual or automatic removal. You can remove the virus manually only if you are experienced enough to do so as you might risk its recurrence. In this process, virus can get removed but need lots of knowledge and experience. On the other hand, a more safe method is to remove it by the aid of a software to guarantee to terminate this threat.

Skype virus Option A: Advanced system software is recommended to uninstall Skype virus from your PC.  Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not.

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Option B: Remove Skype virus Manually (Risky & Complicated) For Technical Geeks only!

Steps To Remove Skype virus Manually

Windows 10 Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome

Click Start - Control Panel - Programs and Features


Select  suspicious program, and select "Uninstall" a Program.





Remove dangerous add-ons Open Internet Explorer, click on (IE menu) Gear icon,  the top right corner of the browser, then choose Manage Add-ons.



You will see a Manage Add-ons window. On that page look for suspicious plugin, select it, disable these entries by clicking Disable:



Change your homepage Url if it was altered by virus: Click "Apply" to save settings changes.



Reset Internet Explorer Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to "Advanced" tab, then select Reset.In the new window, select "Delete personal settings", and Click Reset. This action will remove Skype virus on Internet Explorer.



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To get Mozilla Firefox back to normal after got hijacked, use the following instructions:

First Remove suspicious extensions: Open Mozilla Firefox, then click the menu icon, and select "Add-ons" Extensions.



On meniu press on unwanted "add-ons" and select "Remove option". Repeat the same steps on other suspicious "add-ons"Click "Remove" to delete Skype virus

 

Change your homepage if it was affected by virus: Click on the menu (top right corner), select "Help" tab and then press on "Troubleshooting information" and new window will appear.Then select "Refresh Firefox" and popup will show up. Finally press on "Refresh Firefox"

 

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Use the guide below to remove suspicious malware from Chrome.

Delete suspicious plugins Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon, and select "More Tools" Click "Extensions".Select Skype virus file and other suspicious plugins, Press "Remove" button to delete these entries.



Change your homepage Url, and default search engine if it was affected by Skype virus.Click on "Settings" icon on the right corner, then press "Settings" tab on appeared window, select "On Startup" tab. Then you will see Chrome startup link, select and delete it.



Now press settings, then click "Advanced" select "Reset and clean up" and pick first option "Restore settings to their original default" and popup will show up - Click "Reset settings"Your Chrome browser now startup fresh.



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