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Skype not working/Russia-Syria hack?

by crispys1 / December 19, 2017 7:56 AM PST

I'm having issues where I cannot contact relatives in Croatia via Skype. I called Microsoft and they claim that they can see calls from my computer going to Russia and Syria, that I need to "get this fixed right away". They weren't interested in explaining further. Is anyone familiar with this?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2017 8:41 AM PST

Not their problem to fix. Countries erect firewalls so you have to VPN to other countries and then Skype. I defer to the web on VPN use.

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Re: Skype not working/Russia-Syria hack?
by NaderHussain / December 21, 2017 7:47 PM PST

I would recommend running a virus and malware scan on your computer to have any potential viruses and/or malware removed from it. Also, it is important to delete the browsing history and cookies from the browsers you are using. This should make a difference and give you greater protection from existing vulnerabilities to hacking.

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