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Friday, August 30, 2013

How to remove SkypEmoticons malware


"Your skype does not support extended icons. Please download the extension here: 
http://skypemoticonsb.asia/index.php?skype=1"

SkypEmoticon is a malware so do not install any kind of new extensions for viewing skype animated icons. Please install the animated icons from well reputed companies do not install them on your friend's request. 
Anyways I installed it and it started disturbing my chat as well. It automatically added new line after every sentence and start sending the above blue sentence as well almost with every sentence of emoticon. Surprisingly, no antivirus recognizes it. :(

So here are the following steps to remove it:
1- Uninstall SkypEmoticons from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs

but it is still there
2 - So go to your Task Manager



3 - Right click and Open file location like that

4 - As the folder opens, click End task the SkypEmoticons (32 bit) process from task manager and then delete the folder named SkypEmoticons from Roaming folder as in the image. Usually the path is "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\SkypEmoticons"


5 - Now you are free from this malware. :)

22 comments:

  1. Hi there,
    I got the message from a new person who added me last day,I didnt click the link,I fear it is a virus,will my skype be infected?
    What can I do at the moment,is my skype safe?
    thanks a lot!

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Do not click this link, there is a malware hidden in this link and do not install anything from thatlink

      Delete
  2. Thanks for much Asad. I tried so many ways to delete that annoying Skypemoticons file. Your method is the only one that works. I will share this post on the official Skype forum with people who have experienced the same problem. Keep up the good work.

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  3. A friend got it. It seems to have piggy-backed on something called OptimizePro. ???

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    1. yes it could be OptimizePro but it is very irritating. It adds extra line in skype text and without your knowledge it sends urls to ur friends. That is not acceptable in any case.

      Delete
  4. JOMO FAUSTINO - BRASILSeptember 26, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    MUITO OBRIGADO!!!!!!

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  5. thanks a lot, it's very usefull

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  6. Thanks!! really helpful

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  7. Thank you so much!!! this was so helpful!! :)

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  8. Thanks for your post but i have not found in task manager process. and it still working. If you have any solution for this then tell me please

    ReplyDelete
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    1. May be in latest attack its name or icon would be changed. Please check it carefully. It should be there.

      Delete
  9. Hi, please help!
    I've followed your steps but I still can't delete it!! It's stuck in my folders and keeps giving me the 'try again or cancel' message. Many people are saying this is a virus and I'm starting to think they're right!
    Please please help.
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Sir, without seeing your system i cant say any thing. If you give me ur teamviewer credentials then i will be able to say something. Otherwise these steps should remove this issue. You can see the above comments. or you can talk to me on my Skype: asad.naeem

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