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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
@RoryAlsop courtesy ping - I have an answer
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
courtesy ping - I have an answer
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
@Ramhound courtesy ping - I have an answer
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accepted ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
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answered ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype, and this warning message still appears from time to time, each time relating to a different remote server. I ran an ESET scan on the entire computer, 0 threats found. Before I go nuking from orbit, are there any better AV programs that might have a better chance of detecting & cleaning this sucker?
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Skype from a clean download; let's see if this makes a difference...
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Poly, with all respect, I'm not nuking my computer on the off chance that maybe it's infected, when there's a very plausible and reasonable alternative explanation on offer. Same way when I get a headache, I take paracetamol before moving on to morphine.
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
@Ramhound - good idea, though the promise of 5 minutes is not realistic. This message does not appear on any predictable basis, so it could be days before it ever happens. Being that this is the case, if we're lucky the message will appear again, but if it doesn't appear, it doesn't prove that I've been compromised; it could just mean that all the supernodes Skype is using have valid SSL certificates...
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Right, so the only reason ESET is reporting it is because their SSL certificate has expired, or something like that? Sounds reasonable...
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Aha, very interesting! So you think this Ukrainian site is just a supernode?
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
The remote servers are not all in Ukraine, but AFAIR they do tend to be in the FSU.
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Pardon my ignorance - what is a supernode?
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comment ESET warns: Skype attempting to communicate with unknown remote computer
Um... you sure that's not overkill? I mean, if my computer indeed has been compromised, then I accept that it may be necessary to nuke it. I have not, to my knowledge, done anything that would have allowed my computer to be compromised, and I am the only user. Nuking my computer is going to come at a pretty big cost to me. I want to be totally sure that this is really a bona fide attack, not that I'm going to lose a bunch of data and a couple days of productivity just on the suspicion that my computer might have been compromised...