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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:14 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:32 pm 
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The reason for the renaming is due to licensing and trademark concerns, similar to why Java Portable is named jPortable.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:43 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:53 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:42 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:52 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:37 pm 
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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.

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i believe you , weird eset did not find anything
i will try malwarebyte , where does save adware files?
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:31 am 
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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.

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I got it
thanks System
ps if i want to run a scanner for adware ,what should i use?


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
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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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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
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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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