Skype has added a fix for the Data Prevention warning I wrote about in a Monday, January 16 post I entitled Alert: Skype 2.0 triggers Data Execution Prevention Warning.
As documented in the screen grab at the top of this post, the fix is the leading repair included in the new Skype 184.108.40.206 for Windows. Download it here.
But first, some background.
Written from information sourced and documented by my colleague George Ou, my post I noted that Skype 2.0 seems to trigger a Data Execution Prevention warning on his new PC.
Data Execution Prevention, or DEP for short, is a new feature built into Windows XP Service Pack 2 that harnesses the NX and ND (No Execute and Execute Disable) functionality built into newer Intel and AMD processors that seeks to block common security exploits from rolling into action.
But when George ran Skype 2.0, DEP swung into action and showed him an alert that looked like what I showed you at the top of that post.
For reference purposes, here's what the alert looks like:
If you see one of these, then please update your Skype.
As I have found in performing several previous Skype updates, the update and installation process is free, quick and easy.