In the past month or so, I have been receiving a small pop-up in the task bar "Your old Skype software should be updated to version 220.127.116.11 It is important to keep your software updated to avoid system crashes and security threats". Then there is a link, Click to update.
On the first occasion I received this, I did click the link to update. When I next ran a Malwarebytes scan, it identified up quite a few nasties which were deleted.
When I next received the pop-up, I checked my current Skype version & it is not that quoted in the pop-up; I now simply click on the small X to close it.
My question is how can I stop this from appearing in future? Nothing happens if I right click on the pop-up, so no idea where it is coming from.
Thanks for your reply. Went into the Skype site & it does say I have the latest version. (I did this check a few weeks ago and since then, I still receive these pop-ups saying my version is out of date)
It is obviously a false message, but how can I stop it? Any other idea?