Windows 10: Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads

Discus and support Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Several users have complained that ads served through Microsoft's Skype app are serving malicious downloads, which if opened, can trigger ransomware.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by Brink, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads


    Read more: Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads | ZDNet
     
    Brink, Mar 31, 2017
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  2. Cliff S New Member

    I have never, ever seen an ad in Skype Desktop or the UWP app.

    :)
     
    Cliff S, Mar 31, 2017
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  3. Taffy087 Win User
    Fake Adobe Flash Update - Skype users hit too

    Thanks Julia. I'd looked at that but several times was unable to download Emisoft. So I went to the next thread on my search - it was from Brink over at tenforums. I've asked him for advice.

    So around 10.30 I posted another reply here referring to Brink's advice in
    >this article<
    . I also said I'd change the Subject on my thread to widen it from just a KB update. Your thread wasn't here when I looked at 10.30 and now my reply at 10.33 isn't here - but the subject has changed.
    Weird - I'll report it in Performance problems. Also none of my tab buttons are working and my text is going all over the place.
     
    Taffy087, Mar 31, 2017
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  4. Monkey57 Win User

    Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads

    Monkey57, Mar 31, 2017
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  5. swarfega Win User
    I used to get ads on desktop Skype, but never have on UWP version (which I use all the time now).
     
    swarfega, Mar 31, 2017
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  6. I use a UWP app called One Messenger. I paid the $1.99 or whatever it was to remove the adds. It supports Skype, Facebook Messenger and a few others. Plus it has a dark theme which I love.
     
    ArazelEternal, Mar 31, 2017
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  7. Unkn0wn Win User
    You can easily disable skype ads..easy, you just have to add https://apps.skype.com to restricted sites in internet options and you wont get anymore ads.also you might have to fiddle around in the xml settings document to remove the <advert Placeholder> tag from it and make it read only so it cannot change after an update.. and good to go. no more ads place taken up by ads.
     
    Unkn0wn, Mar 31, 2017
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  8. davexnet Win User

    Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads

    In my case I had to add it to the hosts file to get the ads to stop
     
    davexnet, Apr 4, 2018
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