09-26-2011 02:13 PM
I notice that Skype extras have been disabled - Instant Messaging". In Windows 7 same Security I am able to enable Extras. Is this difference due to different Windows? Is there a setting I should use to enable in XP?
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09-26-2011 03:38 PM
From my knowledge, everything should be working fine with the latest version of Skype.
I would like to ask if you have tried isolating the issue to check if this is caused by Trend Micro Titanium 2012 version. To do this, please refer to the link below:
Let me know if the problem only occurs when Trend Micro is enabled so we can check it from our end.
All the best,
09-27-2011 04:30 PM
Just to keep everyone in the thread up to date:
1. Can you check on the settings of the program. Make sure the ff items are checked under Internet and E-mail Controls section:
Adjust the protection settings of your Web Threats feature
Turn on the antispam feature of your program
2. If this fails, you can try doing doing a reinstallation of the program, there could be a big possibility that the component for the said feature is corrupted or was not updated properly causing this issue.
09-28-2011 01:38 AM
I have the same case. Skype is disabled and there is no way for me to enable it.
09-28-2011 03:01 AM
Uninstall and re-install have not corrected the problem. I still think it has something to do with XP because the problem has not occurred in my other computer running Windows 7.
I'm open to suggestions.
09-29-2011 05:54 PM
I would suggest that you contact our Technical Support regarding this matter so we could create a case regarding this issue.
09-29-2011 11:56 PM
Re-installing Trend Micro has not corrected the problem with Skype. Trend Micro configeration has not helped. Removal and install Skype has not resolved the issue.
Skype extras disabled Protection- Instant Messaging.
Any other suggestions?
10-03-2011 03:57 AM
not sure if this is related but found this article from skype:
Heres an excerpt:
Many of our visitors ask about Skype Extras Manager 5.3 and the problems they face, such as:
Why can’t I click on Extras in Skype?
Skype Extra is grayed out.
How do I disable Skype Extra 5.3?
The initial release of Skype 5.3 still had Extras Manager, so use this version if you want to activate Extras Manager.
Extras Manager is available in Skype version 188.8.131.52. The current version of Skype 184.108.40.206, available on Skype’s website, does not have Extras Manager.
Important: Do not update Skype, otherwise Extras Manager will be disabled!
10-03-2011 04:54 AM
Thanks for your input. However, it is not a problem with Skype but an issue in Trend Micro Titianium where IM messages show Skype extras Disabled.
I'm learning to live with it.
10-03-2011 10:06 AM - last edited on 12-19-2011 12:07 PM by Geocite
Can you try resetting the feature by disabling and re-enabling it.
Just simply uncheck the option for "Check for security risks in links to websites received via instant messaging programs" then click Apply. After a minute or two, enable it again by placing a check mark in it. Then click Apply and OK.
Please let me know if this helps.
We would like to know why the program is behaving as such so we can improve future versions. This may be a behavior experienced on your machine's specifications. This is the main reason we would like you to contact our Technical Support Team so we can open a case for this issue. Your help is very much appreciated.
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