Threat Level: green Handler on Duty: Xavier Mertens

SANS ISC: InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog InfoSec Handlers Diary Blog

Sign Up for Free!   Forgot Password?
Log In or Sign Up for Free!

Skype EasyBits Add-on

Published: 2011-05-31
Last Updated: 2011-05-31 02:32:27 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
1 comment(s)

With a recent update, some users of Skype may have inadvertently installed "Easy Bits Go", a Skype gaming platform. In the past, this add on was available for download via Skype's add on manager. However, the recent update installed Easy Bits Go, even if the user selected not to install it.

According to Skype [1], this additional install was a mistake that has now been corrected. Easybits in a press released [2] confirmed the problem.

An additional problem came up as users tried to uninstall the software. While it does show up in your control panel, and appears to uninstall via the control panel, the actual program folder and other components are not removed. According to the easy bits FAQ [3], a special uninstaller is required to fully remove the software.



Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

Keywords: easybits skype
1 comment(s)
Diary Archives