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  • Microsoft’s Skype Is Breaking Down Its Users

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        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:

        Has anyone experienced this?


      • #1916373 Reply

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

      • #1919707 Reply

        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??

      • #1919783 Reply
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        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:

        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:


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

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