Skype - Strange links

December 2016

[Skype] Strange links



Issue


Recently I've been receiving some strange links from most of my contacts in Skype, prompting me stuff like:

I've seen your picture on this link or else......



Ok this seems to be some kind of trap as I use my Skype only for professional matters, and the guys on my contact list are trustworthy. I got the chance to confirm it with some of the guys if they have sent this link and of course the answer was :No!

So I'll recommend you to not open this link.



In the case, you have clicked on the link:
  • A small executable file will be downloaded and if you run it, then you'll be in real trouble as you will be prompted by a pop-up window will appear :
  • Windows will shut down in less than one minute

Solution


Your computer will keep on restarting each time you boot it. Don't even try to run a scan or try to stop process in the Task Manager, it will be of no use.
  • If you are in this situation, the only solution i'll recommend you is to make a system restore.
  • Normally if you have recently updated your Windows, a restore point is created at the time of last update.
  • Boot your computer: Start, type restore in the search bar and the option will be displayed.
  • Double click on System Restore icon and follow the procedure.

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