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Skype hacked? Unwanted contacts keep appearing in contact list.

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Sharker, Aug 16, 2009.

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  1. Sharker

    Sharker Thread Starter

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    I have set the Skype preferences so that only people in my contact list can contact me, but somehow people keep putting themselves in my contact list without my knowledge and sending dubious links. I keep reporting abuse but it makes no difference.

    I have done general virus and adware scans but it hasn't helped.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. vicks

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    Are you using a firewall?
    vicks
     
  3. Sharker

    Sharker Thread Starter

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    Hi Vicks,

    I have the Windows firewall switched on and I also have a firewall on my modem. My operating system is Win XP Pro SP2.
     
  4. vicks

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    Hopefully, someone with more knowledge will stop by with a suggestion for you.
    Sorry, I can't be more help.
    Good Luck and Happy Computing.
    Vicks
     
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