Portable Skype (AKA sPortable)

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Re: Portable Skype

#46 Post by I am Baas » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:17 pm

giulia wrote: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


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\
1. Firewall Rules

If you do not allow Skype, how do you want the application to make the connection to the Skype server?

2. BagMRU

It is a Windows "database" of folders.

3. Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore

Windows record of the volume level

None of the above registry entries has any bearing on portability.
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#47 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:49 am

And should anyone be fed up enough with Skype to the point of wanting Messenger back, something interesting lies yonder... :)

http://messengergeek.wordpress.com/2013 ... eat-skype/

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Re: Portable Skype

#48 Post by giulia » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:41 am

why my skype portable donwload always the update and tried to install even it's disabled
and it's portable
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Re: Portable Skype

#49 Post by SYSTEM » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:08 am

giulia wrote:why my skype portable donwload always the update and tried to install even it's disabled
and it's portable
I think there is simply no way to disable automatic checking for updates. In that case, there is nothing John can do. :(
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Re: Portable Skype

#50 Post by giulia » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:57 am

SYSTEM wrote:
giulia wrote:why my skype portable donwload always the update and tried to install even it's disabled
and it's portable
I think there is simply no way to disable automatic checking for updates. In that case, there is nothing John can do. :(
thanks
do u have the same problem?
maybe a firewall rule ...

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Re: Portable Skype

#51 Post by JohnTHaller » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:20 am

Skype's decision on whether to automatically update is handled via a system-level registry key in the HKLM hive. As such, it can not be adjusted unless you run as admin, which the vast majority of users will have no access to. Your best bet is to use Skype Portable in conjunction with the PortableApps.com Platform. We usually (but not always) push out updates to Skype Portable before they start pushing them out via their update channel as long as our keen-eyed users let us know about a new release.
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Re: Portable Skype

#52 Post by giulia » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:57 pm

JohnTHaller wrote:Skype's decision on whether to automatically update is handled via a system-level registry key in the HKLM hive. As such, it can not be adjusted unless you run as admin, which the vast majority of users will have no access to. Your best bet is to use Skype Portable in conjunction with the PortableApps.com Platform. We usually (but not always) push out updates to Skype Portable before they start pushing them out via their update channel as long as our keen-eyed users let us know about a new release.
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so the best way is install the portableapp.com launcher ?

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Re: Portable Skype

#53 Post by Midas » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:20 am

JohnTHaller wrote:Skype's decision on whether to automatically update is handled via a system-level registry key in the HKLM hive. As such, it can not be adjusted unless you run as admin ...
  • If you'd just publish that info, advanced users could test other strategies for disabling it -- like yaP, for instance... :?

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Re: Portable Skype

#54 Post by giulia » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:22 am

Midas wrote:
JohnTHaller wrote:Skype's decision on whether to automatically update is handled via a system-level registry key in the HKLM hive. As such, it can not be adjusted unless you run as admin ...
  • If you'd just publish that info, advanced users could test other strategies for disabling it -- like yaP, for instance... :?
can you explain please?

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Re: Portable Skype

#55 Post by Midas » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:31 am

Just what I said, if that HKLM key was identified, other users could neuter it without having to use the PAF launcher -- nothing against it, it's just that I like to have different options.

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Re: Portable Skype

#56 Post by giulia » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:58 am

Midas wrote:Just what I said, if that HKLM key was identified, other users could neuter it without having to use the PAF launcher -- nothing against it, it's just that I like to have different options.
do you know wich are this keys?
maybe i can block these keys?access, modify ...

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Re: Portable Skype

#57 Post by giulia » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:04 pm

Midas wrote:Just what I said, if that HKLM key was identified, other users could neuter it without having to use the PAF launcher -- nothing against it, it's just that I like to have different options.
in internet i found that should block auto update 127.0.0.1 download.skype.com ..
but i would create a firewall rule but i don't know download.skype.com IP
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Re: Portable Skype

#58 Post by Midas » Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:55 am

giulia wrote:i found that should block auto update 127.0.0.1 download.skype.com ...
but i would create a firewall rule but i don't know download.skype.com IP
  • No need to. Search your windows drive for the 'HOSTS' file, open it in a text editor and add a line at the bottom:

    127.0.0.1 download.skype.com

    Note that you won't be able to access download.skype.com afterwards until you remove that line. Better yet, make it "0.0.0.0 download.skype.com" to avoid burdening your system with timeouts...

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Re: Portable Skype

#59 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:47 am

giulia wrote:
Midas wrote:Just what I said, if that HKLM key was identified, other users could neuter it without having to use the PAF launcher -- nothing against it, it's just that I like to have different options.
in internet i found that should block auto update 127.0.0.1 download.skype.com ..
but i would create a firewall rule but i don't know download.skype.com IP
thanks

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C:\Users\Jyrki>nslookup download.skype.com
Server:  resolver2.dnaip.fi
Address:  62.241.198.246

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    a1306.cl.akamai.net
Addresses:  82.96.58.23
          82.96.58.40
Aliases:  download.skype.com
          download-akm.skype.com.edgesuite.net
(Just to be clear, the IP addresses are the last two. The first IP address in the output is the IP of my DNS server.)
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Re: Portable Skype

#60 Post by giulia » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:09 pm

SYSTEM wrote:
giulia wrote:
Midas wrote:Just what I said, if that HKLM key was identified, other users could neuter it without having to use the PAF launcher -- nothing against it, it's just that I like to have different options.
in internet i found that should block auto update 127.0.0.1 download.skype.com ..
but i would create a firewall rule but i don't know download.skype.com IP
thanks

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C:\Users\Jyrki>nslookup download.skype.com
Server:  resolver2.dnaip.fi
Address:  62.241.198.246

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    a1306.cl.akamai.net
Addresses:  82.96.58.23
          82.96.58.40
Aliases:  download.skype.com
          download-akm.skype.com.edgesuite.net
(Just to be clear, the IP addresses are the last two. The first IP address in the output is the IP of my DNS server.)
Hi
i got an iranian ip or russia !!! and i live in rome :? :?

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