Portable Skype (AKA sPortable)

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Re: Portable Skype

#31 Post by tproli » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:02 am

Yes I saw that but that's only the online installer's source. Anyway, I have managed to solve without it but thanks.

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Re: Portable Skype

#32 Post by webfork » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:36 pm

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.p ... mment24843

Can anyone verify this? Is Skype no longer stealth?

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Re: Portable Skype

#33 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:59 pm

webfork wrote:http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.p ... mment24843

Can anyone verify this? Is Skype no longer stealth?
Indeed, it's not. I regshotted it and submitted a bug report to PortableApps.com: http://portableapps.com/node/37792

There may be even more traces because I have already ran Skype Portable on my computer.

I updated the entry to version 6.7.59.102 and set Stealth: to No.

Note that toitoy may have actually complained about the fact that Skype uses Trident and leaves files in Internet Explorer's cache. IE cache is considered an official area for temporary files, so leaving files there doesn't make Skype Portable non-stealth.
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Re: Portable Skype

#34 Post by webfork » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:13 pm

> I regshotted it and submitted a bug report

Cool, thanks for doing that.

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Re: Portable Skype

#35 Post by giulia » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:43 am

webfork wrote:> I regshotted it and submitted a bug report

Cool, thanks for doing that.
but why skype does always save the update in my disk ?

c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\

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Re: Portable Skype

#36 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:21 am

giulia wrote: but why skype does always save the update in my disk ?

c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\
I guess Skype is trying to auto-update (but fails because it's not installed).

In any case, %TEMP% is considered an official area for temporary files and therefore saving files there wouldn't make Skype Portable non-stealth: http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php#stealth
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Re: Portable Skype

#37 Post by giulia » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:59 am

SYSTEM wrote:
giulia wrote: but why skype does always save the update in my disk ?

c:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\
I guess Skype is trying to auto-update (but fails because it's not installed).

In any case, %TEMP% is considered an official area for temporary files and therefore saving files there wouldn't make Skype Portable non-stealth: http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php#stealth
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but i try to find in the registry skype , and it lefts so many registry keys :(
i know it's not stealth but v4 and v5 were better but they don't work anymore
about v6 portable can't even count how many keys it left

may i know which is the last v6 working version stealth ?

thanks

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Re: Portable Skype

#38 Post by JohnTHaller » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:17 am

giulia wrote:but i try to find in the registry skype , and it lefts so many registry keys :(
i know it's not stealth but v4 and v5 were better but they don't work anymore
about v6 portable can't even count how many keys it left

may i know which is the last v6 working version stealth ?

thanks
The bug mentioned above with the blank directory left behind was fixed months ago. In the last regshot I did, Skype Portable was completely clean. If you see something else, please file a complete bug report in the PortableApps.com forums.

Note that if you leave Skype running and shut down Windows, Windows will kill the processes out of order and cause Skype to leave registry keys behind. You can easily work around this by properly closing Skype before rebooting or shutting down. The PortableApps.com Platform can do this automatically for all your apps.
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Re: Portable Skype

#39 Post by giulia » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:34 am

JohnTHaller wrote:
giulia wrote:but i try to find in the registry skype , and it lefts so many registry keys :(
i know it's not stealth but v4 and v5 were better but they don't work anymore
about v6 portable can't even count how many keys it left

may i know which is the last v6 working version stealth ?

thanks
The bug mentioned above with the blank directory left behind was fixed months ago. In the last regshot I did, Skype Portable was completely clean. If you see something else, please file a complete bug report in the PortableApps.com forums.

Note that if you leave Skype running and shut down Windows, Windows will kill the processes out of order and cause Skype to leave registry keys behind. You can easily work around this by properly closing Skype before rebooting or shutting down. The PortableApps.com Platform can do this automatically for all your apps.
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i know about it
Note that if you leave Skype running and shut down Windows, Windows will kill the processes out of order and cause Skype to leave registry keys behind.
but there lots of registry about firewall , regseaker counts 1036 keys related to skype!


lots of keys here HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules
even i deleted every entries related to skype fom w7 firewall

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Re: Portable Skype

#40 Post by webfork » Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:15 am

but there lots of registry about firewall , regseaker counts 1036 keys related to skype!
That's insane. But does the reboot process zap them?

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Re: Portable Skype

#41 Post by giulia » Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:47 pm

webfork wrote:
but there lots of registry about firewall , regseaker counts 1036 keys related to skype!
That's insane. But does the reboot process zap them?
nope , w7 sp1 64bit

can i delete such registy keys ?
i have lots of
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\

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Re: Portable Skype

#42 Post by webfork » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:47 am

giulia wrote:
webfork wrote:
but there lots of registry about firewall , regseaker counts 1036 keys related to skype!
That's insane. But does the reboot process zap them?
nope , w7 sp1 64bit
Lame.
giulia wrote:can i delete such registy keys ?
Hmmm... I'd probably leave the BagMRU keys alone. I don't know about the PropertyStore ones. Maybe if the PortableApps wrapper isn't doing it, it's because they shouldn't be deleted? *shrug*

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Re: Portable Skype

#43 Post by freakazoid » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:10 pm

Just a note that Skype 7 has revamped their user interface to be more touch-friendly. Unfortunately, it has received mostly negative feedback:
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-d ... -p/3793338

I'm in agreement with most of the users in that thread.

Also, in the chat window, there is quite a large ad banner at the top now:
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is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Portable Skype

#44 Post by webfork » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:30 pm

freakazoid wrote:there is quite a large ad banner at the top now
Interesting ... two things come to mind:
  • Skype is the forefront of Microsoft's collaboration strategy. It's very surprising to me that they went the adware route.
  • Will PA take it off their site if they insist on including an ad banner?

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Re: Portable Skype

#45 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:35 pm

freakazoid wrote: Just a note that Skype 7 has revamped their user interface to be more touch-friendly. Unfortunately, it has received mostly negative feedback:
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-d ... -p/3793338
Thanks for the link. I wouldn't have found the Compact Chat View option otherwise. :)

For me the new UI is okay. It's worse than the Skype 6 UI, but it could easily be even worse.
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