Skype Emoticons

Skype Emoticons

The other day one of my friends sent me a message on Skype

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Your skype does not support extended icons. Please download the extension here: http://skypemoticonscomplete.com/?skype=1″

So I click on it because I thought I was missing something she sent me.  BAD MOVE

SkypEmoticon is a malware so do not install any kind of new extensions for viewing Skype animated icons. Please install the animated icons from well reputed companies do not install them on your friend’s request.
I didn’t realize this and I installed it.

It downloaded a piece of software on to my computer that put blocks ads on every page that I browsed on the internet. You could click the x to close them down. But it also put links in the text to take you to difference pages and servery pages

Over the next couple of days I spent quite a bit of time trying to get rid of it.

Here is how to get rid of it.

1- Uninstall SkypEmoticons from Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs

but it is still there
2 – So go to your Task Manager -> processes and click end taskSkypeE3 – Then go to file manager and then delete the folder named SkypEmoticons from Roaming folder as in the image. Usually the path is“C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\SkypEmoticons”

4 – I then did a search of all computer files for “skypemoticons” and deleted all files that came up

But I still had the problem so installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and ran a scam. This program is worth installing but I still had the problem.

5 – I tried a different browser,(I always use Google chrome) internet explorer, and the problem was gone. So I went into Google chrome and found SkypEmoticons in there under extensions. You can find that by clicking the 3 bars under the x in the top right corner of your browser, then clicking setting and then extensions found and deleted SkypEmoticons

6 – It was still there so the final step was to uninstall Google chrome and re-install it. That finally got rid of it

I would recommend that you do all these steps just to be sure.

I hope this helped you fix your problem. If it did please leave a comment below.

Happy browsing

Robbie

 

  • Thanks for sharing this warning with us and how to clear the problem if we do encounter this problem ourselves

  • Thanks for the warning! It’s really great you shared how to get rid of it too. Thank you Robbie

  • Rachel Wilson

    thanks for the head up Robbie…. will have to make sure my son knows about this too – he uses Skype all the time!