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[BLOGTechnical] Skype installs EasyBits Go CrapWare with out user permission

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Surprised this hasn't been posted anywhere:

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It seems that Skype is automatically installing crapware called EasyBits Go without informing or asking users for installation permission.

This morning I was notified that Skype needed third-party access to an executable called easybitsgo.exe, and I was quite suspicious because I knew I had not installed in applications recently and saw no other dialog boxes with information about this app. I did a virus scan immediately thinking my system may have been over-ridden with malware similar to those fake anti-virus apps.
http://www.blogtechnical.com/1115/sk...r-knowledge.bt

Guy has instructions for removing this, no word from Skype on whether or not this is really maleware and if it was intentional or not.
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post #2 of 62
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Originally Posted by Bilco View Post
Surprised this hasn't been posted anywhere:



http://www.blogtechnical.com/1115/sk...r-knowledge.bt

Guy has instructions for removing this, no word from Skype on whether or not this is really maleware and if it was intentional or not.
Yeah mine did this too.. and thanks... will be removing this junk asap.
Edited by Eagle1337 - 5/29/11 at 1:24am
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Happened to me as well. Didn't pay attention until I saw icon on my desktop.
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still waiting...

Oh Microsoft...
post #5 of 62
Microsoft is on a roll running Skype into the ground.
Kill off open-source compatibility = check
Install spyware Micro$oft style = check
What's next?
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noticed it and thought it was installed through a game I installed ... deleted. really microsoft ...
    
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Interesting, I havn't got this (yet)
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Quote:
EasyBits Software is the creator of unique gaming
platform for Skype network and the exclusive operator
of the Skype Game Channel
That is all...

-_-..
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post #9 of 62
what the hell?! Shame on you... Shame...
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Uninstalling Skype now....

EDIT: done.
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