Not sure if this is a virus issue or just an ‘uninformed’ issue. After some recent updates AND updating IE from version 6 to 7, have been getting a MS “security alert” box pop up every time I start Skype saying that “you are about to connect to the internet over a secure connection…” Well, I don’t have IE running, and rarely even use IE (use Firefox, but upgraded to ver 7 as ver 6 can be compromised from what I’ve read and it is very difficult to just uninstall IE, so I upgraded to IE 7)
Does anyone have any familiarity with this sort of behavior when starting skype? The message box is a very generic looking box, I guess similar to other MS message boxes, but one can never tell. IF it is some sort of malicious activity, I would think / hope that Comodo would be blocking/sandboxing what ever is going on. Ever since installing Comodo, Comodo does sandbox skype even though I have completely uninstalled and then re-installed the most recent version of skype gotten directly from Skype’s website, but only after upgrading to IE 7 does this ominous message box pop up.
I don’t see why a MS “security alert” box saying I’m about to connect over a secure connection (i.e. a secure website) would pop up when IE isn’t even running, and why MS and/or IE 7 would be interacting unless some sort of virus/trojan that is tied to skype is somehow trying to use IE 7 to connect/send data over a browser based SSL connection?
Has anyone seen this sort of activity and knows for sure what it is/what is going on? Also, why would Comodo “sandbox” skype? Comodo also is sandboxing thunderbird… Maybe that’s ‘normal’, not sure, but I do probably have put most all of Comodo’s settings at their most protective level. I use Avast and Malwarebytes on an XP box and are current with updates etc, and neither Comodo, Avast or Malwarebytes are on their own finding or reporting anything suspicious.
Any feedback would be appreciated,