Skype mislabeled as adware by Microsoft and blocked

By jobeard
Apr 24, 2008
  1. be advised: if your Skype service has been behaving badly or not operational,
    there may be a reason!

    April 24, 2008 (IDG News Service) Skype users who have been getting strange
    error messages from Microsoft's security products over the past week can breathe
    easy now. It was all a mistake.

    Microsoft said Wednesday that a buggy antivirus definition update, released
    Friday, had mislabeled Skype as a pop-up adware program called
    Win32/Vundo.gen!D. The issue was fixed Monday in a signature update, so users
    who have Version 1.31.9121.0 of Microsoft's malware signature file should be fine.

    Microsoft's security products were not removing Skype
    — simply blocking it from running —
    so users should not have to install any new software once they've updated their
    antivirus definitions. "Once the signatures are updated on the user's machine,
    Skype will operate normally
    ," Microsoft's public relations agency said in a statement. ​

    the original article is here
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