What do you know about Skype virus?
Skype virus is a newly detected malware which affects the Skype users. According to the research report, the security experts find that the threat uses goo.gl spamming URLs in order to reroute the users to dubious file-sharing websites, that contains the malicious payload of this virus. If you clicked on the harmful link provided on those phishing domains, then it is strongly recommend to follow the instructions provided below in this article to check whether your PC has been infected with this malware or not. If it infects, carefully follow each and every steps for its complete removal.
Infectious Method Used by Skype virus
This malware has been distributing around the web at an enormous speed and employs several deceptive techniques to infect the users machine to hack the Skype account. Developers of this virus started connecting the compromised machine to botnets that are actively used to distribute huge amount of spam or try to initiate other harmful activities. In this kind of situation, it is quite hard to attribute any type of specific characteristics to the Skype virus. In its initial operation, the malware emerged as a Bitcoin virus. This threat is typically used by the criminal hackers exploit the system's resources in order to generate virtual currency. As a result, the infected computer becomes slow and completely unusable. Although, the bitcoin mining is not the main goal of this virus.
One of the most popular variant of this infection have been designed especially by the cyber offenders to steal user's personal and sensitive information for illegal purposes and distribute harmful content over the system. The latest version of this malware uses the infected users account in order to distribute a malicious link of baidu.com which redirects the affected users to phishing web portals. Based on the latest research report, the threat uses various fake websites to display fake messages. Skype virus can be noticed easily after you find difficulties while trying to connect to Skype account. Furthermore, the malicious link can be deliver to all users that are listed on the infected user's contact list. That is why, you should never leave this infection on your machine for too long, instead eliminate the malware as early as possible and protect your machine from any damages, like identity theft, data loss and so on.
How to Uninstall Skype virus from Control Panel from Windows 10
- Click and Open Start Menu option
- Settings option is to be selected on the menu to show all the contents
- Click on System option
- On the system Menu, Click on Apps and features option
- Now Click on Skype virus to remove it from PC.
How to Eliminate Skype virus from Windows 8/8.1
Step 1: Press repeatedly F8 to boot PC in Safe Mode. Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Press ALT+Ctrl+Del to open Windows Task Manager. After that, search all the Skype virus related processes and then click to “End Task”
Step 3: Type “regedit” in Run dialog box and open Windows Registry Editor. Search and delete all the corrupt registries added by Skype virus infection.
Step 4: Go to Start and then click to open Control Panel.
After that, click Add/Remove Program
Uninstall Skype virus associated programs from Windows 8/8.1
Uninstall Skype virus From Window 7/vista
Tap on F8 Key to Enter Safe Mode
Restart PC and select “Safe Mode with Networking”
First of all close all running programs and open Task manager by pressing ALT + CTRL + DEL keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
Now Click on Processes menu and select all the processes associated with Skype virus one by one then click on End Task.
Now go to the desktop, click on Start Menu on the left lower corner. Move to Control panel and use left mouse click over it.
The Control panel window will open, if are getting the view by Category find and click “Uninstall a program” below “Programs” group.
Now select Skype virus within programs list and click on Uninstall.
Steps to Eliminate Skype virus from Windows XP
Step 1: Restart PC in Safe Mode by continuously pressing F8 button. After that, select “Safe Mode with Networking”.
Step 2: Open Windows Task Manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del together. After that, find and select all the Skype virus associated processes and then click to “End Task” button.
Step 3: Open Run dialog box and then enter “regedit.exe” to open Windows Registry. Search and then delete all the corrupt and infectious registries added by Skype virus.
Step 4: Click Start button and then go to Control Panel, click to open Windows Add/Remove Program. Search all the Skype virus related programs and then uninstall it from Windows XP.
How to Uninstall Skype virus From Your Infected Browser
A. Guidelines to Remove Skype virus From Microsoft Edge Browser
How to Reset Default Search Engine to Uninstall Skype virus
Select Settings after selecting More (…) on the address bar
Click and select on View advanced settings option
In order to input the search engine, Click on <Add new> under option”Search in the address bar with”
Select Search engine and adds as default by clicking on Add as default option.
How to Reset Default Homepage on Microsoft Edge to Uninstall Skype virus
- Select More (…) option on the address bar followed by settings
- Select specific page or pages under Open with option
- After selecting the Custom option, enter the URL of the homepage you wish to set as
B. How to Delete Skype virus from Google Chrome
Click to Open Google Chrome and then click on menu icon which is on the top right corner and then select Tools → Extensions
Select all the malicious extensions including Skype virus and then select trash icon
Again click on menu icon and select Settings and then click to Manage Search Engines under the Search section
In Search Engines, remove all the infectious search sites and set Google Chrome as Default Browser
C. How to Uninstall Skype virus From Mozilla Firefox
Launch Mozilla Firefox and find and click “Firefox” button on the top left corner on the screen.
A drop down box will appear, navigate to Add-ons option and click on it.
In the next window select and click on “Extensions” in left pane.
Find Skype virus add-on and click on the center area to see the border exactly and click on Disable button.
Wait a moment and let the add-on get disabled.
Now click the “Remove” button, later on uninstall the add-on Mozilla will ask you to restart the browser.
D. How to Remove Skype virus From Internet Explorer
First of all Launch Internet explorer by clicking the Task-bar Icon on desktop.
Now Click on Tool Menu on web browser interface.
Select and click on Manage add-ons in the drop down box.
A View and manage your Internet Explorer Add-ons window will open, now click on “Toolbar and Extensions” option in left pane.
A list of all installed ad-ons will appear, select Skype virus and click on “Disable” button and Reset IE