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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 05-Sep-12 10:04:51
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Skype installed from nowhere?


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Some time before 9am today, Skype was installed on my machine. I woke it from sleep and found the sign up/in screen frown!

The computer is running 24/7. No-one else has had access to it today.

Anyone any idea how this came about? MS being naughty?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Sep-12 10:13:27
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/02/microsoft_sk...


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Standard User Trinitrotoluene
(newbie) Wed 05-Sep-12 11:08:53
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Indeed - Microsoft are now pushing this out via Windows Update!


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Sep-12 11:36:11
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In reply to a post by Trinitrotoluene:
Indeed - Microsoft are now pushing this out via Windows Update!
How do you know?


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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Sep-12 11:43:02
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Ah, there it is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727727


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Standard User Trinitrotoluene
(newbie) Wed 05-Sep-12 12:39:32
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In reply to a post by BatBoy:
In reply to a post by Trinitrotoluene:
Indeed - Microsoft are now pushing this out via Windows Update!
How do you know?


Part of my job is administering WSUS updates for many different companies! Needless to say, I declined pushing this one out.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Sep-12 12:44:34
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It's ok, I found the link.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 05-Sep-12 14:08:05
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Hmmmm.

That says it will only be installed on machines that already have it. But I didn't have it, and I had auto-installing off frown.

Puzzling.

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Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.0/13.9Mbps @ 600m.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Wed 05-Sep-12 14:14:38
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Ok, I already have it, so that's that.

Can you check your update history and find the KB number?


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Wed 05-Sep-12 21:58:04
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Unfortunately no, as I deleted the program immediately, before posting here, and it has gone from the update history. Unless there is anywhere else it will appear. Ummm - goes to search, it may be in a Windows temp folder ...

got something ... everything running slow with the search, I've found the setup exe, download date unknown so far, and somethng in Roaming timed when I did the delete ...

now loads of the damn thing ...

Ack!

There's a Skype MSI sitting in Program Data of all places, present from initial installation of Windows. But never installed. Plus things like the Skype icon in the VAIO Program data folders. Basically nothing happens after that until 3:00 this morning when the new installer gets downloaded and runs riot.

No sign of an update KB number sorry.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost. Connection - Plusnet Extra Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 56.0/13.9Mbps @ 600m.

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Allergy information: This post was manufactured in an environment where nuts are present. It may include traces of understatement, litotes and humour.
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