Windows 10: How do I remove Skype adware?

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  1.    28 Oct 2017 #11

    Also the reason I think its some sort of infection is because ... it says promoted links by taboola and when google'd taboola .. pretty much every result implies its not good and probably should be removed.
    And also the fact that well i never had ads in skype until now.

    Suggestions anyone?
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  2.    28 Oct 2017 #12

    gabe22 said: View Post
    Do you mean the version that looks like a metro app? as in the one that comes in default with win 10 I think?
    Yes. (they dont use the metro moniker any more)
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  3.    29 Oct 2017 #13

    Oh that, I suppose if this cant be fixed then I'll have to switch there but I was hoping to fix this issue by removing w/e created those ads.

    Also on a different note, after seeing the ads for the first time when I did, some google results showed there has been ads in skype for a while but I've been using skype for years, how come I didn't get any until now? or is it for adware removal from 3rd party malicious codes that install on ones system without any permission?
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  4.    29 Oct 2017 #14

    The desktop ones can be removed but I'm not sure of the legality of providing such links on this forum so I'll err on the side of caution.
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  5.    29 Oct 2017 #15

    Links on this forum ... do you mean like a forum rule thing that doesn't like/allow posts containing urls of xyz site or w/e?

    Anyways ... I kinda need assistance with the removal of w/e infecting my desktop skype version, perhaps you can pm maybe idk?
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       29 Oct 2017 #16

    What he means is this site depends on advertising revenue to keep it running. The rules of this site are that there will be no discussions of any kind about ad blocking. If you would like to read the rules of this site, they can be found here, Forum Rules - Windows 10 Forums
    Pay particular attention of Rule #12.
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       29 Oct 2017 #17

    Thanks! Very annoying this!
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  8.    29 Oct 2017 #18

    essenbe said: View Post
    What he means is this site depends on advertising revenue to keep it running. The rules of this site are that there will be no discussions of any kind about ad blocking. If you would like to read the rules of this site, they can be found here, Forum Rules - Windows 10 Forums
    Pay particular attention of Rule #12.
    Ya but there is advertisement .. which is legit and then there is adware/malwares that installs in ones system without their permission and I don't think the ads I'm seeing in skype is legit/official ads ... something from some sketchy site got into my system and thus the issue.

    And if you're saying that, those are official skype/ms ad, can you atleast show some evidence to that claim? just so I don't any headaches over something ruining my system later on.

    Or is it like, be it mal/adware .. if it contains ad's ... I cant get any help here?
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  9. Posts : 10,273
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       29 Oct 2017 #19

    no ad blocking discussions is pretty clear.
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