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  • Microsoft’s Skype Is Breaking Down Its Users

    Posted on pincus10009 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

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    • #1915611 Reply

      pincus10009
      AskWoody Lounger

      When I reboot windows 7, I get a Skype.exe – Application Error Message: “The exception Breakpoint – a breakpoint has been reached. (0x80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x009f429c. Click on OK to terminate the program.” This happened when Skype automatically updated:

      https://tinyurl.com/y5wz2s2e

      Has anyone experienced this?

       

    • #1916373 Reply

      anonymous

      Same here. Windows 7 as well. And on a customer’s machine too. Both at shutdown, haven’t had to reboot.

    • #1919707 Reply

      anonymous

      I, too, have Windows 7 and have received this message since the last skype update when I log out for the day. Geesh! And, they are forced updates, too boot. Is there anything we can do to stop this? So we have to wait for Skype to update again and just hope this is resolved??

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      Sessh
      AskWoody Lounger

      I don’t use Skype anymore, but I was able to successfully block Skype updates by blocking their update server. I do this VIA DNS blacklisting, but it should work using firewalls and such. This is their update server:

      ui.skype.com

      Blocking access to this site will block the downloading of new Skype updates. If a package has already been downloaded, it won’t stop that install. I don’t remember where Skype downloads update packages to on the hard drive as you could delete it there as well if one exists. By blocking the update server, I was able to avoid updates completely. That may have changed in the time I have abandoned it, but hopefully, it still does work.

      You can also block Skype’s ad servers if you wish:

      • g.msn.com
      • apps.skype.com

      Hope that helps. I should note that blocking apps.skype.com will also block the Skype home page. I didn’t care since it served no benefit to me, but worth a mention.

      • This reply was modified 4 weeks ago by  Sessh.

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