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Skype 5.8 Hotfix for Windows

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 5.8 for Windows.

This release fixes a bug which could cause Skype to crash for some users. In addition, we have made adjustments to messaging in the client for users who have been blocked from logging into Skype.

Please download the new version now – feedback can be provided on the Skype Support Network and in case you notice any issues then please report a issue to us on our public issue tracker.

Full release notes for the are:

Fixed issues:

Category Description
Generic Fix crash bug
Login Improved messaging for blocked users

Skype Security is pleased to recognize the security researchers who have helped make Skype products safer by finding and reporting security vulnerabilities. Each name listed represents an individual or company who has privately disclosed one or more security vulnerabilities in our products and worked with us to remediate the issue.
Luca Francioni

5 thoughts on “Skype 5.8 Hotfix for Windows

  1. dido.esp said 4 years ago

    The button for my screen share is grey. Win 7 ,64 bit with last version

  2. ben.hartman said 4 years ago

    I got updated to 5.8 today. Skype restarted, logged in but froze when I attempted a call.
    I killed it and restarted but now it just hangs on log in.

  3. rik4848 said 4 years ago

    Running windows 7 32bit. Was running Beta, auto updated to ver. .156 and now crashes upon opening of Skype. Rolled back to ver.154, seems to be working again.

  4. marilyn.wolstenholme said 4 years ago

    can not get skype, hot fix fails, have tried 15x

  5. andrea.appolonio said 4 years ago

    This version of skype is still crashing on my PC 10 times per day

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