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I have downloaded Skype but it isn't connecting.

My ISP is Virgin Media and my connection to the internet is cable via an NTL modem. Would it help to remove the Skype and then reinstall it?

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Yes removing first the skype from your computer will be a great idea to fix this problem , make sure when you reinstall skype use the latest version from their web site...

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