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[Tutorial] Stop Skype resolvers from getting your IP-Adress.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stefeman, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Stefeman

    Stefeman Head Administrator Staff Member

    This tutorial will make your skype ignore about 90% of the exploits used by public skype resolves, and thus making the voice application more secure to use without having fear your IP-Adress being booted down by some kids.

    Be aware that using these settings will slightly slow Skype down. If you have a sufficient 3Mbps or higher internet connection, you will have no issues at all even with these settings.

    Before starting: EXIT SKYPE

    1. Open a notepad or a text editor of your choice
    2. Save the code under as "skypepatch.vbs" for example. Any name will do as long as the ending is .vbs
    Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    ss= objShell.RegRead ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Skype\Phone\SkypePath")
    ss= """" + ss + """"
    'Add Block rule
    objShell.run "netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=""SkypeBlockTCP"" dir=out action=block program=" + ss + " enable=yes protocol=any profile=any"
    'Add Allow rule
    objShell.run "netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=""SkypeAllowToProxy"" dir=out action=allow program=" + ss + " enable=yes remoteip="
    'Turn On firewall
    objShell.run "Netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on"
    msgbox "Skype Is Patched Successfully."
    3. Run the script by double clicking .vbs file

    4. Start up skype and go to settings.

    5. Navigate to "Advanced" -> "Connection" and set the following rules correctly as shown in the picture. Make sure connection type is "SOCKS5".


    6. Restart skype.

    7. Go back to settings and Navigate to "Calls" -> "Call settings" and tick "Allow only calls from my contact list" -> This is because some resolvers actually call you for few seconds before hanging up to grab your IP-Adress. And it should be quite obvious that you dont want a call from "Bob" that is not your contact at the midnight without any warnings.

    8. Go to "Privacy" settings and ensure that "Allow calls..." is set to "Only from Contacts". Same with "Screen sharing and recieving video calls" -> Set to "Contacts only".

    9. Go to "General" settings and under "video calls", set "Screen sharing and recieving video calls" to "Contacts only".

    9. Restart skype again.

    10. Double check all options and ensure your skype is able to stay online. You are now done configuring your skype.


  2. Stefeman

    Stefeman Head Administrator Staff Member

    All right.. i wasted an hour doing this thread. hopefully it will help someone.
  3. marvel

    marvel Head Administrator Staff Member

    Nice tut :)

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