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Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Q: Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

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A: Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

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I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

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Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium
 

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Dear
 
I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
 
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
 
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
 
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
 
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
 
 
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
 
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
 
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
 
 
 
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Gestart vanaf C:\Users\Momo\Desktop
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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
 
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
 
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
 
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
 
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
 
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
 
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
 
This is really not clear anymore.

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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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Not so much a software support question, but this is the best I could figure it'd go into... but if I have an Office 365 subscription that includes 60 minutes of Skype calling a month, do I still need to purchase a Skype number so people can call me and for people to know who's calling them?

I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.
 
Regards, 
Len

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
 
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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so i downloaded skype 2 days ago. i installed it but when i try to start it it just says:serious error during installation,and closes.i try to uninstall it for re-install byt then it says:installer has insufficient privileges to modify file c/program file/skype/desktop.ini.i go to that location and it has no desktop.ini named file.i try to start it again it says something like path doesnt exist. help? i am administrator on computer i have vista.suggestions,question etc. is mostly welcome here
 

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So simply put, I cannot use skype for desktop. The app version that is preinstalled, I can't use because it drives me insane so uninstalled it, however, it IS STILL blocking skype for desktop from working. I've attached a screeenshot to show you what I mean.

Is there a way to get rid of the app version of skype since clearly uninstalling it did nothing.

Just to provide a bit more info, no, I am NOT already signed in on my pc.

EDIT: More info, once it "breaks" it starts a skype process which I cannot kill until reboot.

A:W8 app blocks SKYPE FOR DESKTOP

Sign in to Skype on any other computer or smartphone, open chat with anybody and send:

Code:
/remotelogout


That should log you out from all sessions except for the current one.

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Must turn microphone on & off to maintain voice on Skype.  Picture will start to flash after a period of time.  Have spent much time with Dell representative on this audio problem ( their solution is to back up files then do a total reset on the machine.  This is ridiculous.

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I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.
 

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So I have a problem with a fake update pop-up. It's the last thing that's left from something else, I do not recall exactly what it was, but Mobogenie does sound familiar. I wanted to download a program that allowed me to open a file (I thought it was some sort of text file I needed for a thesis in school, but it turned out to be a frikkin picture, so I got nothing for my troubles!), and apart for letting me open the file, it installed a bunch of other crap. It messed with my Chrome, and made their own search engine my primary. I removed all of it (using what little skill I have: basic search, CCcleaner and Norton Antivirus scan, and after that everything seemed fine. 
 
However, I have these pesky pop-ups that tells me to download the latest updates for various programs, and I can't seem to find where this program is hiding?! 
 
It pops up every now and then (I use Skype quite a lot, and it seems to pop up after I quit the program. Not always though.), and it's a greyish pop-up in the right-hand corner of my desktop. It says that there are new updates available, and it's clickable. I did click it once to see where it took me, and I landed on a download page for a bunch of crap. So no, it doesn't even send me to a fake Adobe/Skype page. I can click the "x", which I have been doing for a while now. I thought I would be able to find the .exe, but so far I've come up empty handed.I am on Windows 7 Ultimate, and this pop-up does NOT appear whilst browsing, it ... Read more

A:Bullbleep "Download Adobe/Skype update!" pop-up on my desktop?!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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For the past week my desktop icons (only those that are viewed from the desktop and not from within Explorer) are showing up with a Skype logo over top of the correct icon associated with the file (pdf, mp3, txt, and folders) but not exe files, shortcuts,
Recycle Bin, Computer, or Network.  Oddly enough I just realized that some of the icons for folders on the desktop are correct and some are with the Skype icon and 2 mp4 files are not overwritten...weird!

Of course, I've uninstalled Skype, replaced the shell32.dll with the one from the Windows 7 CD, deleted the IconCache.db file after editing the registry to increase the max icon cache to 2048. I've run Norton AV and MalwareBytes scans with nothing found
(rebooting after each previous step, btw).  I've wasted several days on this to no avail...can anyone help me?! TIA!!
Rod

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My It guru just reinstalled Skype for me, and is now somewhere far away.
I just realized that this fragment from Skype's dropdown for Tools is now stuck firmly on my desktop, and it overrides everything - or perhaps I mean it stays on top of everything I open.
Does anyone have any understanding of this, please ? - and can you advise me how to get it off the desktop ?
 

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When I double click any of the following to open them, I immediately get the message:
"[program] has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution to the problem."
Followed soon after by: "[Program] has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
 
So far, I have found that each of the following all experience the same when I try to
start them: Skype, McAfee, Desktop Windows Manager and Microsoft Help & Support.
 
It was suggested that I try to remove malware. I have not paid for a program to do so yet.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Skype but not the others. I first noticed this when I
tried to use Skype yesterday. I hadn't used it since July.

A:(McAfee/Skype/Desktop Windows Mgr/MS Help&Support) has stopped working

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

A:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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I recently did an unusually long Windows update that took about an hour in total, and once my computer was running again, Windows gadgets said "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" and then I tried to open Skype which also said "Skype has stopped working". I tried updating Java, a second Windows update, uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, advanced uninstalling Skype and reinstalling, but nothing I'm doing seems to be having any effect. I'm completely out of ideas, and was hoping someone could help me to solve this?

A:After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

Bump. This is at 100 views with no one offering any advice. I'm really stuck here, I've exhausted everything that I know how to do to fix faulty computers. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance.

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Q: Skype

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 944976 MB, Free - 889084 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 088DT1
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Disabled

I'm confused about Skype. Evidently, and yes, I did use this in the past. Now I want to use it again but am having trouble signing in. I'm confused about Microsoft acct sign in. I also have a @live.com acct. It says to sign in with Microsoft acct. I need clarity between the two. Also, I have Windows. Is there also a Windows password? I'm mixed up as you can read. Can someone help? Thanks.
 

A:Skype

You can use two different accounts to sign into Skype. You can use a "Skype Account that is for for Skype only, or you can use a Microsoft Account such as an Outlook.com, Live.com, Hotmail.com, etc account. You can use either account type based on what you have, the reason for the two accounts is because Microsoft bought Skype years ago and migrated their Messenger users over to it so they allow both account types.

If you have a Live.com account you should be able to use that with the Microsoft Account option, If you have a Skype account then you need to use the Skype account option.

You can also link your Skype account to a Microsoft account if you want: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12060/how-do-i-link-my-skype-and-microsoft-accounts

Additionally these help links may be of use to you: https://support.skype.com/en/skype/windows-desktop/account/account/
 

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Q: Skype

Hi, Every time I do a call on Skype it decides to not respond, they can hear me and i can hear them it just says not responding. I have updated and downgraded with no luck. If anyone can help me I will be grateful.
Thanks

A:Skype

Try Uninstalling it and then using ccleaner to clean the registry. Then reinstall it.

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Q: Skype

I'm new at this Skype business and I could use some help. I'm trying to connect to Skype, but I keep getting cannot connect. Do I need someone already to speak with before this will connect? I just did the latest update and I am connect to the Internet, but still no connection. I am doing this for my wife on her laptop Win 7 and her account has been confirmed. I tried 3 times and get same result... Skype Can't connectt! Would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

A:Skype

No...another person to talk with is not necessary.
 
Uninstall Skype. Reboot.  Reinstall.
 
Use REVO to do the uninstall...
 
Please download and install Revo Uninstaller Free
    Double click Revo Uninstaller to run it.
    From the list of programs double click on The Program to remove
    When prompted if you want to uninstall this program, click Yes.
    Be sure the Moderate option is selected then click Next.
    The program will run, If prompted again click Yes
    when the built-in uninstaller is finished click on Next.
    Once the program has searched for leftovers....(be patient here ! ) click Next.
    Check/tick the bolded items Only, then click  DELETE 
    When prompted click on Yes and then on next.   
    put a check on any folders that are found and select delete
    when prompted select yes then on next
    Once done click Finish.How to use Revo Uninstaller

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Q: skype

using vista. and toshiba laptop.
just returned home after many months away and find that i can't get my usb adaptor which i use for skype, to work.
everything seems to be connected the same way as when i left.
i hit the # key on my phone and the 2 red lights on the adaptor don't react and come together as before to show that i'm now making a skype call.
what do i do ??????????????

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

herb
 

A:skype

This is the third thread you've started describing problems with a computer you haven't used in a while.

Computers don't deteriorate on a shelf in just a couple of months unless the hardware is exposed to harsh conditions. Did that happen? More likely, someone used the computer while you were gone. If that's the case, I suspect you'll be chasing down an untold number of problems for quite some time.
 

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Q: Skype

All of a sudden I get an email telling me 'thanks' for installing Skype. I did not intentionally install Skype. When I look in the add and remove programs list I do not find it. When I use the 'search' command I find several references to it. How do I get rid of Skype the right way??

Thanks,
Jim
 

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Q: Skype

using 8.1 and 11
my son gave me a gift for a technician to help correct a juno problem
after 6 hours....................juno is still a mess but she has ruined my Skype account
I have premium Skype which allows me to make contact with telephone #'s as well as Skype people
I have been using the skype software and have refused to upgrade to the latest version by hitting "not now"
somehow I now have the latest version and it doesn't show in my address book the telephone contacts and I have also lost the dollars in my account.
don't really want to up-grade to the new version but if i have to I have to but I need all my telephone contacts to move over
did not realize hew dependent I am on Skype until now
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

herb
 

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Q: Skype

Hello,Skpe does not work. As soon as  I try to start Skype, my computer shuts down and it gives me a blue screen. Whenever I try to upgrade the software, it says it cant. I get error code 654 and error code 643. I've tried to uninstall and it says skype is not found. Any ideas?

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Hi everyone,
 
Recently, I have upgraded Windows Live Messenger to Skype that is a component software in Windows Essentials freeware suite. And I am encountering a problem as follows:
I cannot log into Skype using my Microsoft account and keep getting the following message:
"Sorry, we didn't recognize your sign-in details. Please check your Skype Name and password, then try again"
despite the fact that I always enter the correct sign-in information.
 
The OS being used is the 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate and the browser being used is the 64-bit Internet Explorer 11.
Please help me fix this problem.

A:cannot log into Skype

Are you using the option to sign in with your Microsoft account?

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Q: Skype

Hello!
I Need Your Help I Have Norton 360 On My Xp Windows And I Can Run Skype On My Computer Can You Help Me To Solve This Problem Thank You.

A:Skype

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Originally Posted by pregunton157


Hello!
I Need Your Help I Have Norton 360 On My Xp Windows And I Can Run Skype On My Computer Can You Help Me To Solve This Problem Thank You.




so what is the problem you dont want to run skype? If you are having problems, you need to post the error messages you are getting or if no errors, exactly what problems you are having.

My only suggest at this time is to uninstall skype and reinstall.

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I've been told how to set up Skype, so I can watch my TV card, anywhere in the world, by setting the card up in Skype as my Webcam. Although Skype recognises the card (Hauppauge HVR=1100), I can't seem to get a signal through Skype. I know for certain that my card is working. Has anyone had any success, or can recommend another way (besides buying a Slingbox)
 

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Hello,

Does anyone know where I can download Skype 0.98.0.42 as it seems this is the last version which worked with windows 98. Compatibility was broken in 0.98.0.68
www.oldversion.com nor www.oldapps.com have the right version.
 

A:Old Skype

Some times if you put out a request on the Old Version forums someone will find it and post it there. I have done that in the past for some old programs. I think I still have a very old version of Skype on my computer yet. I usually don't delete anything I download.
 

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Change Log


   Information
# Improvements:

* Improved quality of video received from Skype on mobile devices
* Skype shows users' presence icons on collapsed contact profile cards
* Conversation topic editing button is now always available on the conversation header
* If a phone number is added to a profile after a failed call attempt, Skype starts a call automatically
* Automatically switch to SMS entry after user adds mobile phone number to profile after failing to send SMS due to lack of phone number

# Fixed issues:
* Video
- Video sending was sometimes not started if user had set computer to auto-answer and to start sending video.
* Outlook contacts
- Outlook contacts without country code gave an error message triggered error message when trying to call them after adding country code
* Call Quality Indicator
- Two call Quality Indicators were opened if user change from default mode to compact mode when Call Quality Indicator was visible.
* Call Phones
- Call Phones number suggestion made it hard to call short numbers
* Instant Messaging
- Long, not yet sent, IM entry was getting deleted when switching to SMS mode in conversation
* Call Phones
- Call Phones number suggestion made it hard to call short numbers
* Screen sharing
- In case user who is not in your contact list tried to share a screen with you and then receiver declined, the sender was still seeing that he is sharing a screen.
* Calling
- In compact mode call was not... Read more

A:Skype 5.3.0.108

Thanks.
Done!

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do you think which one better?? yahoo messenger or skype..??

A:YM or skype??which one do you think better?

Skype is pretty good. Dunno much about YM.

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Hi All

Well the things (Skype) is not even installed and I keep getting notification about being added to some very unsavoury people.

How do I protect myself from this please, as it is becoming very annoying.

Thx People.

A:Help Skype

I haven't tried this yet, but someone on the Skype forums said to set your age to 13. Microsoft protects anyone under 16 from unwanted contacts. But you have to be at least 13 to use the service. It might work.

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Q: Skype

Hi All

Cant get Skype to work on my PC. It use to work until Monday this week, when it just stop working completely. I have try uninstalling and reinstalling, but nothing works. Please advise

Thanks in advance
 

A:Skype

I just tried it 2 days ago I to cannot get it to work
having sound device errors cannot find souind device
machine slow to respond can't get into any other porgram
internet quits
removed skype all ok again had to delete a ton of reg entries that where not removed with standard uninstall
 

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Q: Skype

I've put this under hardware but it could just as easily be a software problem. When I make a video call (local or international) - I can see them but they can't see me. This is very annoying as I frequently call my pregnant daughter in England . Have tried reinstalling both Skype and the USB camera. Have also used TuneUp.
 

A:Skype

I assume that you have click on the option to "Start Video" ??

Regards,
Rollin
 

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One of the kids has just installed Skype. What could it possibly be used for? It looks to me to be some sort of app that lets you make phone calls to other PCs. Is this better than texting or instant messaging? Just wondering what is gained by using this. We have unlimited texting and calling on the cell phones...so I'm confused. Any input would be appreciated.
 

A:What is Skype? Why Skype?

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Sometimes I am unable to make calls with skype out. It freezes and then I get an error saying tha Skype has detected a problem and needs to close. This happens like 60% of the Skyp Out calls. I get the options. Sometimes I don`t even have the problem.

A:Skype Out

are you using a usb phone or headset? or a router phone?

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Q: Skype

Hi, I have windows 8.1 on my desktop and laptop, once a day I get skype stopped responding and was closed messages in action center, event log report wwahost hang.
I never actually use skype, however, if I launch it it works fine?
Anyway I can disable this un-needed buggy bloat?
cheers

A:Skype

if you don't use it you can uninstall it ,just to start/apps and right click the Skype icon and choose uninstall it ,I just did ,I didn't even know it was installed

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What's with Skype and and xp sp3.
What is worst than the Skype crash at startup, is the difficulty getting support from Skype....
Anyone here have any experience with this.

A:Skype 5.3 and xp sp3

Hi nano. Welcome to TSF!

Does it crash every time you try to run it? Have you tried updating your drivers lately? Are you using an ATI video board?

Mike

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Q: Skype

I have been trying to load Skype on a new laptop and during the download I get the message:
Unable to load Skype Toolbar.
Yet when I try to load this on my desktop it loads ok both the program and the toolbar.

Any Skypers out there.

Thanks for any advice.
jack

A:Skype

Is it possible that your firewall or other security settings (or anti-virus or anti-spyware apps) might be preventing Skype from installing?

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Running WIN 7

I updated SKYPE and cannot access my account. I even added a new account to no avail. I'm running WIN 7

I checked the following malware sites:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

www.malwarebytes.org
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Rootkit Database, 2016.2.8.1, 2016.2.17.1,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Remediation Database, 2016.2.12.1, 2016.2.20.1,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, IP Database, 2016.2.8.1, 2016.2.21.1,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Domain Database, 2016.2.16.2, 2016.2.21.2,
Update, 2/22/2016 7:48 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Malware Database, 2016.2.16.3, 2016.2.22.2,

Scan, 2/22/2016 8:05 AM, SYSTEM, JACK-PC, Manual, Start:2/22/2016 7:48 AM, Duration:16 min 51 sec, Threat Scan, Completed, 0 Malware Detections, 0 Non-Malware Detections,

and

IObit Malware Fighter

OS: Windows 7
Version: 3.4.0.9
Database Version: 1490
Scan Mode:Manual
Time Elapsed: 00:52:24
Objects Scanned: 98885
Threats Found: 0
Save Time: 2/22/2016 10:57:54 AM

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I need assistance.
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A:cannot get on SKYPE

Closing duplicate thread too: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-with-skype-update.1166678/

Please only start one thread per issue. This type of issue is generally not malware related.
 

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Righty, where i live, the country has blocked skype, so i was advised to use a VPN , and i purchased a few vpns, the problem im facing here is,

Vpn is working lovely, i access any site, anything, just the fact, everytime i try to log on Skype, and enter correct user and pass , the whole wireless and internet dies, and im obligated to go to the router and restart the router, and it just keeps happenning and skype never works it just never works, ive tried vpn , hotspot shield, everything, people claim using a vpn for them works, and i know its not my laptop , cuz ive tried it on my desktop and laptop, same outcome, help please.
 

A:Skype and VPN - Please help

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can i use phone cards with skype

and does anyone knoe any 1 800 toll free numbers that connect for skype

ex. I use collect but i want different ones for USA and Canada
 

A:Need Skype Help

you might find this article interesting about the VoSky Call Center

The VoSky Call Center from ActionTec connects a Windows PC to your phone line for use with the Skype Internet calling service. It can even route calls to and from your cellphone.
Yet somehow, Skype is changing everything. Twenty-five million people are using it to make free calls, much to the annoyance of the phone companies. College students call home and friends with it. Business travelers keep in touch with the family. Visitors to the United States chit-chat with their buddies in Europe, Japan or wherever. The software free from skype.com and available for Mac, Windows, Linux and PocketPC is pitifully easy to use, and the sound quality is more like FM radio than a phone call.

Skype's popularity has caused some impressive ripples in the fabric of business and society. The word is now a verb, la Google ("Have your people Skype my people"). Last fall, eBay bought Skype for $1.3 billion and 32.4 million shares of eBay stock. And most intriguing of all, an entire industry of Skype accessories has sprung up.


But one niggling footnote continues to dog Skype: to make free calls, you and your conversation partner must both sit there in front of your computers, nerdlike, wearing headsets. You can call regular telephones, but that's not free. (Rates are complicated, but 2.1 cents a minute is typical.) And you still have to sit handcuffed to your computer.

Wouldn't it be nic... Read more

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Q: skype

am using windows 8,
have a landline for all my local calls...using skype for long distance
.when i'm on skype and talking......if i get an incoming call on my landline, it immediatley knocks me off skype.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks,

herb
 

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Q: Skype

I have skype, it rings , and then it cuts off, I have a message too say that I have a problem with my recording devise, is there anyone who can help.

Thank you.

Yours

Jan:
 

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Q: Skype

Several of my Australian penpals want me to download and use Skype, which Is a free voice communication system. I can't find anything authoritative on it, so I'm afraid to download it. Does anyone know if it is safe to use? Thanks