It is important that every account "sending" these malicious links have a password change immediately. It looks to be the result of hacked usernames+passwords; many time the passwords are being reused across multiple logins/applications. It could also be a spoofing issue, but changing the password would be the best course of action at this point. Unfortunately, I don't think Skype offer 2-factor authentication (yet?).
Someone mentioned that you can delete the spam message(s) if you log into the Skype Web app (Skype for Web BETA?).
You can check if your email has shown up on hacked lists at these 2 websites:
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build OS W10Prox64 CPU Core i7-6700 Motherboard ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Memory 16GB DDR4-2400 Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX-960 Sound Card on-board Monitor(s) Displays ASUS VE247 Screen Resolution 1920x1080
Keyboard Logitech K800 Wrls, Illuminated Mouse Logitech M185 PSU EVGA NEX750G Case Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooling Corsair Vortex Plus Hard Drives Samsung SSD 850EVO 250GB + 2x2TB Toshiba Spinners Internet Speed 60Mbps Browser FF/Edge Antivirus Defender+MBAM+MBAE+CryptoPrevent Other Info Many thanks to essenbe for his help putting this monster together!
I have the scan results if those would be of value?
thank you with all my heart for your very complete and generous assistance.
No apologies necessary
4 days is a long time, but that's a lot to scan. msert isn't the best tool - a quick scan in Mbam would be better in the future to get a snapshot. BTW, what AV product is running on your machine (Defender or a 3rd party solution ... Avast, Panda, BitDefender ....?)
Yes, please put the scan logs in a compressed folder and attach them to a new post.
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