Whoops! Microsoft Tags Skype as Adware

Skype presents no adware risk. It was an error by Microsoft:

“…Microsoft said Wednesday that a buggy antivirus definition update, released Friday, had mislabeled Skype as 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.”

link: Microsoft Mislabels Skype as Adware

The problem should be solved with an update:

link: Microsoft Malware Protection Center

From information that was provided by several experts at Spywareinfo, the Skype program itself should not have been damaged by this Microsoft error. The update should restore normal Skype functioning.

Catherine Forsythe
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