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Because of their popularity and large adoption by users worldwide, applications such as Skype and Facebook are targeted by malware authors quite often. This article is dedicated to Skype malware, often referred to as simply “Skype virus”. Keep in mind that Skype virus is a generic name for all types of Skype-related malware.


Threat Summary

NameSkype Virus
TypeTrojan
Short DescriptionSkype Virus is a generic name for various malware threats that are delivered over Skype.
SymptomsThe user may be affected by a malicious ad served over Skype, his account may be hijacked, etc.
Distribution MethodMalicious links and ads sent via Skype, pages hosting malware
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Depending on the purpose of attackers, some Skype viruses are targeting user accounts and hijacking them, and others are using (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from How to, Technology and PC Security Forum | SensorsTechForum.com authored by Milena Dimitrova. Read the original post at: https://sensorstechforum.com/skype-virus-remove/