Solved VC.exe wants to use Skype meaning & access

September 7, 2011 at 22:57:57
Specs: Windows 7, Intel (R) Cor (TM) i3 CPU M350 @ 2.27 GHz 4.00 GB RAM
I don't know what "VC.exe wants to use Skype. Allow access or deny access?" means. This message comes up every time I restart or wake up my computer. I have a Windows 7 64 bit computer [Intel (R) Cor (TM) i3 CPU M350 @ 2.27 GHz 4.00 GB RAM]. I recently upgraded to the new version of Skype. Shortly after that Skype stopped working. After doing some research I found that the newest version of Skype has compatibility issues with Windows 7 64-bit computers, so I downgraded to an earlier version of Skype (I think version 5.0.1?)... After that Skype is working again, but now the message "VC.exe wants to use Skype. Allow access or deny access" keeps coming up. I just close the window without answering the question. I'm a foreigner living in China and I'm not sure who or what is trying to gain access to Skype, so I don't want to answer "Allow access" in case it will make my computer vulnerable, but at the same time I don't want to answer "Deny access" in case it is something that is required for Skype to work. As you can see, I'm not very technical. Can someone give me information in layman terms? Thank you in advance for your help!

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September 8, 2011 at 00:41:19
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You were right to ask about it. VC.EXE is malware so do not allow it access!

Read this: http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin...


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September 9, 2011 at 00:30:26
Thanks, pip22! Just a few quick questions if you have the time. I might have previously clicked on the button to "Allow access" to VC.exe, but only once (and I can't remember for sure, so maybe not). It was a little while ago. Since then I have run a full scan on my computer using Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus software with the results showing that my computer is clean. Is it possible this malware has already imbedded itself in my computer and the anti-virus software is not catching it? How would I know for sure? Thank you again for your reply. I really appreciate it!
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