Asked in Computer VirusesSkype
Can skype cause a virus?
July 30, 2016 10:52PM
No, Skype itself cannot cause a virus. Skype is owned and managed by Microsoft a trustworthy company. The only way to get a virus is if you download a file someone sends you through Skype that you are unsure about.
Is Skype secure?
In general, the answer is yes. Like any other application Skype users are exposed to some attacks such as malware (through file transfer), phishing (by chats or calls), and spam. To protect themselves Skype users must install an Anti Virus software, and a dedicated Skype security software such as SX for Skype.