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Is Skype Emotions Art a malware? How to remove this junk?

  1. #1


    p.jayant Guest

    Is Skype Emotions Art a malware? How to remove this junk?

    In spite of the tight security maintained by Vista, I find an uninvited
    application in my Program Files - Skype Emotions Arts - which does not show
    up in the Programs under the Add/Remove List.
    I am not interested in keeping such junk on my system. How can I uninstall
    it without damaging my system? Is it a malware, sent hidden in e-mails, by
    its producers to
    computer systems?

    P. Jayant


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  2. #2


    Don Varnau Guest

    Re: Is Skype Emotions Art a malware? How to remove this junk?

    Hi,
    This doesn't appear to be a program which has to be installed or
    uninstalled. It appears to be code which can be copied and pasted into
    Skype.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&n...rt&btnG=Search
    You should be able to simply delete it.

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]

    "p.jayant" <p_jayant@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:E82A9AF4-5FF0-49DA-96F8-C505130137F9@xxxxxx

    > In spite of the tight security maintained by Vista, I find an uninvited
    > application in my Program Files - Skype Emotions Arts - which does not
    show

    > up in the Programs under the Add/Remove List.
    > I am not interested in keeping such junk on my system. How can I uninstall
    > it without damaging my system? Is it a malware, sent hidden in e-mails, by
    > its producers to
    > computer systems?
    >
    > P. Jayant

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    CB Guest

    RE: Is Skype Emotions Art a malware? How to remove this junk?



    "p.jayant" wrote:

    > In spite of the tight security maintained by Vista, I find an uninvited
    > application in my Program Files - Skype Emotions Arts - which does not show
    > up in the Programs under the Add/Remove List.
    > I am not interested in keeping such junk on my system. How can I uninstall
    > it without damaging my system? Is it a malware, sent hidden in e-mails, by
    > its producers to
    > computer systems?
    >
    > P. Jayant
    >

    P. Jayant,

    I think you mean to say "Skype Emoticons Art". Yes, Vista has tighter
    security, and no, the program was not "uninvited" into your system. How old
    is your computer? Could the program be part of crapware installed on your
    computer by the computer vendor? Did you visit a Skype website and click on
    anything lately? Have you downloaded any "free" emoticons lately. Most "free"
    emoticons are laced with malware. Have you downloaded and run any free "check
    your computer for spyware" applications lately. They are also loaded with
    malware.
    If you have a viable AV application on your computer the chances are
    very slim that someone has sent you this program "hidden in emails". Besides,
    why would anyone with half a brain click on the body of any email from an
    unknown sender? Why would someone with any common sense open an attachment in
    an email received from an unknown sender?
    Go to your start menu and see if you have a listing for the Skype
    emoticons. It's possible there is an uninstaller for it. If not, simply go to
    your Program Files and delete it. If you can't delete it you can change the
    permissions of the folder and then delete it.
    The fact of the matter is this: either you or the computer vendor put
    the program on your computer. Vista had nothing to do with it.
    Have a nice day.

    C.B.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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