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Skype on Vista? Malware??

I have received two messages saying that my computer detects malware and I need to do something. Both messages have come up in the Skype window. I have Vista now. Does that make a difference? I haven't used the Skype on this computer, but I want to. Can you help me?
Barb Olsen

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    sure..that happens each time on the vista monitoring utility..annoying as all heck..but can be tailored..try the help and tutoring screens..it is quite informative.

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Ok
when you install skype on your system then sum firewall settings are changed by the program (for sending the data through port:..  ) but may be that settings are not madded by the software skype so when you use skype windows firewall share his send report that your computer outgoing port may be send sum data without your information so they give the message of detecting malware

if u want to solv out
easy way:
1:reinstall skype and before then u unstall it (old)  ...else...
2:download skype and than install ..... download from..
http://download.skype.com/partner/trackable259/SkypeSetup.exe

settings way:
if u don't want to unstall the program then
change the skype program main file settings in firewall

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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