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    Please have a read here:
    Solved: Re: Spoofed message from contact - Page 32 - Skype Community

    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:

    Find the source of your leaks

    Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach

    You can run this command in a skype chat window to see how many logins exist for your account: /showplaces
    If you see unfamiliar logins, you can try the command /remotelogout to get rid of them.

    And finally, here's a good page on Skype security:
    Protecting your online safety, security and privacy

    It has a link to contact support and report this stuff.
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    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    kstavert said:
    My sincerest apologies... I was trying to work and fix 3 computers at the same time... and, didn't pay attention to the scan results.

    It took 4 days to scan my main PC - 1 TB internal drive and 3 TB external drive ;( and I didn't use it the whole time.. YUCK!

    After they were all done, I ran msert on quick scan to see if it found anything else... I think/hope/believe that all 3 computers are now clean..

    I am making system backup files of all right now.

    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.

    You're welcome Karen,

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