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Re: Portable Skype

#76 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:14 pm

So Portable Skype is now "sPortable"

http://portableapps.com/news/2017-04-02 ... 2-released

I guess they're looking to avoid search engine collisions against Skype for mobile.
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Re: Portable Skype

#77 Post by freakazoid » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:32 pm

The reason for the renaming is due to licensing and trademark concerns, similar to why Java Portable is named jPortable.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Portable Skype

#78 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:43 pm

smaragdus wrote:Go to "Tools" - "Options..." - "Advanced" and uncheck "Keep Skype in the taskbar while I'm signed in."
Awesome, thanks for that.
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Re: Portable Skype

#79 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:53 am

freakazoid wrote:The reason for the renaming is due to licensing and trademark concerns, similar to why Java Portable is named jPortable.
Very strange. Well, at least from a marketing and consumer standpoint, it's a bad idea. jPortable wasn't a great name for Java Portable but there were so many "J___" tools out there (jQuerry, JPC, JSBML, jShell, J++) that it kind of works. Additionally, one advantage there was being unique but with "sPortable" there's quite a bit of overlap.

Sigh.
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Re: Portable Skype

#80 Post by the accountant » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:42 am

Very strange. Well, at least from a marketing and consumer standpoint, it's a bad idea. jPortable wasn't a great name for Java Portable but there were so many "J___" tools out there (jQuerry, JPC, JSBML, jShell, J++) that it kind of works. Additionally, one advantage there was being unique but with "sPortable" there's quite a bit of overlap.

Sigh.
Good idea! Maybe you can suggest sighportable to the developer. Afterall its becoming a piece of **** to use. Not as bad as Calibre which is the worst piece of software I ever had to use.

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Re: Portable Skype

#81 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:01 am

the accountant wrote:... Calibre which is the worst piece of software I ever had to use.
  • Much to my chagrin -- my thoughts, precisely. :roll:

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Re: Portable Skype

#82 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm

the accountant wrote:Maybe you can suggest sighportable to the developer. Afterall its becoming a piece of **** to use.
Sadly, I don't think Microsoft is looking for input on their multi-billion dollar acquisition. I try to avoid the thing but damned if multiple people don't insist on it.
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Re: Portable Skype

#83 Post by giulia » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:52 am

hi
may i know why there is the red warning adware?
i just scan my pc and the folder of the portable version with eset ,it has not found any adware files
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Re: Portable Skype

#84 Post by webfork » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:45 pm

giulia wrote:i just scan my pc and the folder of the portable version with eset ,it has not found any adware files
Just re-tested it a few days ago. I don't know what eset is doing but believe me it's still adware.
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Re: Portable Skype

#85 Post by giulia » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:09 pm

webfork wrote:
giulia wrote:i just scan my pc and the folder of the portable version with eset ,it has not found any adware files
Just re-tested it a few days ago. I don't know what eset is doing but believe me it's still adware.
hi
i believe you , weird eset did not find anything
i will try malwarebyte , where does save adware files?
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Re: Portable Skype

#86 Post by SYSTEM » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:37 pm

giulia wrote:
webfork wrote:
giulia wrote:i just scan my pc and the folder of the portable version with eset ,it has not found any adware files
Just re-tested it a few days ago. I don't know what eset is doing but believe me it's still adware.
hi
i believe you , weird eset did not find anything
i will try malwarebyte , where does save adware files?
thanks
In general, antivirus scanners do not detect adware. Many users opt to use adware regardless of the ads; for them, an AV nagging about the program (or worse, automatically deleting it) would just be annoying.

Skype shows ads right in the program itself: for example, in the screenshot you can see space for an ad at the top.
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Re: Portable Skype

#87 Post by giulia » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:31 am

SYSTEM wrote: In general, antivirus scanners do not detect adware. Many users opt to use adware regardless of the ads; for them, an AV nagging about the program (or worse, automatically deleting it) would just be annoying.

Skype shows ads right in the program itself: for example, in the screenshot you can see space for an ad at the top.
hi
I got it
thanks System
ps if i want to run a scanner for adware ,what should i use?

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Re: Portable Skype

#88 Post by SYSTEM » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:32 am

giulia wrote:ps if i want to run a scanner for adware ,what should i use?
I'm not aware of any adware scanners, unfortunately. :(
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Re: Portable Skype

#89 Post by webfork » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:45 pm

Has anyone else seen this? I got an update notice while running sPortable that I believe just installed regular Skype. I uninstalled regular skype and the prompt returned.

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I posted something over on PA about it but thought I'd check with the PFW audience as well.

I can't seem to identify it as a subprocess, which I could auto-ban using Daphne. Suggestions on how to zap it are welcome.
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Re: Portable Skype

#90 Post by SYSTEM » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:30 pm

webfork wrote:Has anyone else seen this? I got an update notice while running sPortable that I believe just installed regular Skype.
Yes, I have seen it. When I used sPortable, I saw that prompt whenever it lagged behind regular Skype.
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