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[Support] Block Skype from updating

Postby Legu » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:31 am

I think the title says all, i have skype, an older version though and now skype wants me to update it right after startin the problem. Ofc i made some ressearch to that, and it seems like it is impossible to do that from the skype interface. The only way to do that is to block some ip's. Now there is the problem. Anyone knows which ips i should block? Cuz skype uses a shitload of them and for me it is not releveant which one is useful and which one must be blocked.
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Re: [Support] Block Skype from updating

Postby KEN » Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:53 am

I am using skype 5.8 and it asks me to update but i cancel it.. and it works very well.
I have no idea what ip to block but which version of skype you using?
Maybe resource hacker will work here too..open skype.exe in resource hacker and change it's version there.
I dont use skype much so dont know exactly but there has to be a file like "updaterskype" or similar name which runs the updater.. try finding it in installation directory and moving it to recycle bin and then the updater can't run anymore.
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Re: [Support] Block Skype from updating

Postby Legu » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:32 am

Ehm the thing is i have a very old version like 2.8, but it supports html! The new version dont. I will try that with ressource hacker, but it cant work well, since skype will ahve newer and newer updates and eventhough i change it now to the latest one, it will get old really soon. So blockin the ips might be my only choice.
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Re: [Support] Block Skype from updating

Postby KEN » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:04 pm

also try deleting the updater file in skype.. what I did with resource hacker was with msn and it worked very well.
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Re: [Support] Block Skype from updating

Postby Sethioz » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:12 pm

block the updater using ZoneAlarm's "program control"

.. i keep telling everyone that anti-virus is useless nowdays since all programs do whatever they want, but zonealarm prevents them doing that. you are in control of programs not other way around. nothing on my pc updates without my permission and nothing in my pc connects to internet without my permission.

as Ken mentioned about skype updater, you can just add it into blacklist using zonealarm so it can't start at all. no need to delete it. i think skype will download it again anyway if you delete it. you just have to block it.
zonealarm is not free, so use torrents. and i suggest you use zonealarm 9.x something. i never liked newer one, but up to you.
and it must be "zonealarm internet security". extreme will do the trick too.
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