I only use Skype when other people need me to use it.
Talking about a version is pretty pointless since it forces updates these days.
Skype is untrustworthy ∞
- I believe this was pre-Microsoft.
- After purchasing Skype, Microsoft applied for a traffic-interception patent.
Skype leaks one's IP address when making a call to contacts.
Check out Sandfox
- using Xephyr to do even more cool things..
Exiting Skype from the commandline ∞
Skype.exe /pid:912 /shutdown
Notes from one guy's post:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone>Skype.exe /pid:3860 /shutdown
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone>taskkill /IM Skype.exe /T /F
SUCCESS: The process with PID 3860 (child process of PID 4864) has been terminated.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone>taskkill /IM Skype.exe /F
SUCCESS: The process "Skype.exe" with PID 3860 has been terminated.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone>taskkill /PID 3860 /F
SUCCESS: The process with PID 3860 has been terminated.
But I still have a running Skype.exe process with PID 3860! How can Skype, now Microsoft, write something that is unkillable - even as local Administrator on my Windows 7 machine!!! Man Frustrated And this problem has been around since at least 2011 based on other forums!