Title: Skype virus
Type: Malware
Also known as: Skype malware, Bitcoin

Remove Skype virus
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Skype virus severity is 99  (99 / 100)
 

Skype virus is a dangerous program that is spreading around at enormous speed. This virus can also be called as Bitcoin or Bitcoin mining malware. It is used to hijack victim's computer resources and make the affected machine slow and unusable. However, there are some other versions of Skype virus that are applied for stealing users' personal information and sensitive data. The way how it gets inside the system is based on trying to convince Skype community to click on a malicious link. It seems that method has been working because in the middle of April, 2013, its distribution speed has reached 2000 clicks per hour. While it's hard not to notice that your machine's speed has dropped down dramatically and you have been infected, most of anti-virus and anti-spyware programs still fail to detect this virus. However, you should definitely try  if you need to remove Skype virus from your computer.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH SKYPE VIRUS?

As it is obvious, Skype virus is spread through the Skype network. If you want to avoid it, you should ignore all silly messages from your friends, like 'lol is this your new profile pic?', 'This is a very nice photo of you' and similar, and do NOT click on the link that is always incorporated. Besides, some versions of Skype virus need to make the victim download a malicious file on his computer and execute it as well. This file is known to use a name of 'funnypicture.jpg.exe', but there may be other names used for trying to trick more unaware PC users. Skype virus runs at a high priority, so it's hard not to notice its infiltration. If your computer's speed has dropped down dramatically, you should check it for Skype virus. Please, remove this threat without any delay if you want to prevent further problems.

HOW TO REMOVE SKYPE VIRUS?

The most obvious sign telling that you may be infected with Skype virus is system's slow downs. Please, scan your computer with STOPzilla, SpyHunter for checking the system. These programs will also helpp you to remove infected files (including the ones that belong to Skype virus) from your computer.



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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Skype virus. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove Skype virus using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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Skype virus snapshot:

Geolocation of Skype virus:

This map reveals the prevalence of Skype virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Vietnam and Philippines.

QR code for Skype virus removal instructions:

Skype virus qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Skype virus are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Skype virus right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-05-24 01:53:12
Information updated: 2013-05-24 01:53:12

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Nolan
Hi, my dad opened up the skype virus and now it seems to be deleting files from the harddrive, and resetting the operating system......its come to a point where we cannot shut down the pc, but have to put it on sleep mode, because if we shut down then we restart, all files are jumble up, reset, lost, etc,.........
i have a 320 gig with +- 40 gigs free space....now because of the virus, it started to delete files and now to my surprise, i have 160 gigs available............what the hell is this thing doin.......?what can i do...........
please help us............
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keith
I need the code that i can use to remove skype virus from my computed without formatting the harddrive
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Kmichi
Szükségem van a kód, hogy tudom használni, hogy távolítsa el a Skype vírust a számított formázás nélkül a merevlemez
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Lim Kim Lucky
I hope that this shortcut virus can be deleted, because I have never encounter it before
and thanks for the good program.

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