Skype Spam Bots?

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  1. TimeRider

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    I have been using Skype for more than a year. I believe It's fast and reliable than other IMs. I never experienced this but I got an unknown friend request which was actually was a spam bot. It had nothing to do but just spam his website. I know Yahoo and MSN/Hotmail Messengers had issues with spam bots. But with Skype is something that has disappointed me.

    Anyone has this issue?

    This is the first time for me so, I think you guys want to tell me more about it If you have experienced it before?
     
  2. sobi123

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    Nope i did't get any Spam on my skype id , before i was thinking this ,because some unknown ids are comming and invite for add requesting, but mostly were want graphic design for his/her forum/blog/website's to me :D ,
     
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    Can't you just take him out of your contacts or block him?
     
  4. Brijesh Patel

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    Nope, I have not face still today this like problem. But if you have not any mind with that contact then you should just remove it without think little bit for that. Please remove it as soon as possible and thanks for sharing such a topic with us, so we can alert now onwards from this like of contact request. Thanks.
     
  5. TimeRider

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    sobi: That's good for you that you got some job there.

    ownedbox: I just deleted him/her. This is first time. So, I am little shocked.

    Brijesh: I was not expecting this with Skype. Anyways, I deleted the robot.
     
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    I'd like to think it will be more sophisticated though. but
    since its now owned by MS, expect the software to be messy as what some of the people in the opensource community said. :D
     
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    I find Skype very slow nowadays, Lots of drops outs. Yahoo is working better than Skype for me for Voice calls.
     
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    Skype used to be one of the securest systems, but these two days there have been several attacks. Be carefuk and don't open links not knowing what is there.
     
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    Yes, Katerina I can feel that. Skype was one of the best messenger ever, I don't know what has happened to it nowadays. I think it can be due to users overload.
     
  10. Allan

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    I remember when they started and they were amazing, ever since they went main stream the quality isn't there anymore.
     
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    I do not have this trouble on my skype . Try to update because new version is always better then old. I have this trouble before one year or two , but now NO :D
     

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