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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
Also exit out completely when you're not using it, as it will use your PC to route it's calls!

This is why it should only be run from a USB flash drive that you physically remove from the system when not in use.
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
Don't let Skype update itself! It can only wreak havoc! Also exit out completely when you're not using it, as it will use your PC to route it's calls!
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I thought this was common knowledge. It's why I don't keep Skype running all the time either.

Wikipedia:

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Unlike other VoIP services, Skype is a peer-to-peer system rather than a client–server system, and makes use of background processing on computers running Skype software; the original name proposed – Sky peer-to-peer – reflects this.
Skype's own tech page on what P2P telephony is does not explicitly state that they are using your PC cycles, but anyone technical enough to be on OCN should be able to interpret the double-speak and read between the lines:

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A true P2P system, in our opinion, is one where all nodes in a network join together dynamically to participate in traffic routing-, processing- and bandwidth intensive tasks that would otherwise be handled by central servers.
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I've always hated skype, now I have one more reason to never install it, still...
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OLD SKYPE FTW!

BRB, installing the oldies, pulling out my 2E and booting that ****. Commodore 64? FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU they never sold them in Krakow when I was young, but 2E>Commodore
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Ya it's not doing it without user permission. A box flashes up and asks you if you want to install this new game service thing and you choose if you want to or not. Happened to me and I choose the option not to install it.
Exactly what I did. Why do people give this app permission to install then after it installed complain "i didnt give it permission, skype is installing viruses and spyware on my computer."

The people complaining are probably mac owners wondering why Mac Defender didn't catch it.
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This. Way to overreact about nothing.
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Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
There IS no version that is corrupt. If it asks, say NO. If you already have it, uninstall the crapware, DONE.

Good god, lazy people.
To these three people. I clicked NO DO NOT INSTALL. By chance, I was deleting old programs that night. Guess what I found installed. Ill give you a hint. Look at the thread title.

Before you get on your high horses, try looking at what others are saying. I've seen several people in the skype forums say the same thing. God, lazy people complaining about other people without looking at what the other people are complaining about.
    
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I don't think skype routes other peoples calls, it should be easy enough to check whether it does with a network inspector app right?

Also, I clicked not interested at all, and it didn't install the easybits. For me it everything is normal and no suspisous installs.
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lol people really freak out over the smallest things...
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lol people really freak out over the smallest things...
That is just way it is...though this is far more reasonable than freaking out over Apple tracking your location or DRM in a game. This could actually affect your computer.

However, even the flash player tries to install google tool bars and crap like that. Or how about all the games that want to install some third party crapware like Gamespy?

This sort of thing is all over.
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That is just way it is...though this is far more reasonable than freaking out over Apple tracking your location or DRM in a game. This could actually affect your computer.

However, even the flash player tries to install google tool bars and crap like that. Or how about all the games that want to install some third party crapware like Gamespy?

This sort of thing is all over.
Gamespy was the **** in 2001
    
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