Skype: Opening Unasked-For Browser Windows?

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Lately, when opening my browser (Chrome), I have been getting
unasked-for Skype advertisements presented via conventional web
pages.

It's not my startup page bc sometimes when it happens I already
have the browser open and simply opened up another page.

Last instance, I opened a page at
http://www.wikihow.com/Rip-a-DVD-to-an-AVI-or-MPG-File-Using-DVDx
and immediately this page opened up in a tab next to it:
http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/special-offers/?intcmp=toolbar-complete&lang=EN

I re-opened the first link from a new browser sesh, and nothing
Skype-ish happened so I'm assuming it wasn't something in that
first link's page.

Anybody else?
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PeteCresswell

Re: Skype: Opening Unasked-For Browser Windows?

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I just went to that Rip DVD page and found nothing on Skype.  Perhaps
it's a virus in your browser that hijacks your home page.

RL

Re: Skype: Opening Unasked-For Browser Windows?

Per RayLopez99:
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I was thinking something like that - not what I'd think of as a
virus, but something that Skype injects somewhere in my system.
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PeteCresswell

Re: Skype: Opening Unasked-For Browser Windows?

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...or in the DNS that you use, poisoned or ...

ISTR occurrences of adware that changed ones DNS setting to point to a
rogue DNS service which injected advertisement sites in returns.

You might have adware running *on* your system, or just some remnant
setting such as a primary DNS setting to a rogue where the injection is
external to your machine.

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