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Skype hijack link (possible noob question)

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2 weeks ago i accidentally clicked on a malicious link sent by a friend who had their skype hijacked, led to a weight loss page but installed a keylogger onto my system. i managed to get rid of the keylogger (program installed from something called Proxy Labs and registry infection would recreate files that were supposedly deleted, had to use Unlocker to manually delete the files and ended up wiping my hard drive to be safe) back then, but even though i changed the password, My account was used to send a new link to what i think is the same page to all of my skype friends. the link i clicked on was t.co originally, but the one that was sent through my account was https://www.linkedin.com/slink?code=ewUdP5Q#cid=nintendokami("nintendokami" being the username respective to who the link was sent to). the strange thing is, i had a few of them send their task manager processes list to me, but i didn't see anything out of the ordinary, and even 2 of my more tech savvy friends believe nothing is wrong, but 1 of them will have a senior technician look at their machine on monday.

Anyway, I thought i had changed my password after i had wiped my hard drive and had a local technician give me an 'all clear', but someone still had access to my account even after i did that, presumably logging what my skype password was before i wiped the hard drive. i changed my password again and sent a help ticket to Skype customer service. are there any other precautions i should take?


also I'm quite new here, is there any particular etiquette guidelines i should follow?

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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll try to help your with your issue.




Before we start please read and note the following:

  • We're primarily oriented on malware removal here, so you must know that some issues just cannot be solved and you must be prepared for this. Some tools we use here will remove your browser search history, so backup your important links and all the files whose loss is unacceptable.
  • Limit your internet access to posting here, some infections just wait to steal typed-in passwords.
  • Please be patient. I know it is frustrating when your PC isn't working properly, but malware removal takes time. Keep in mind that private life gets in the way too. Note that we may live in totally different time zones, what may cause some delays between answers.
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  • Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay someone to repair it.
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