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Q:I installed Launcher for Skype on a fresh system and the autologin is not working....
Q:I'm using Windows Vista/7 32Bit and Skype 3.8. Only the first account get logged in...
Q:I'm using Windows Vista/7 64Bit and Skype 3.8 disappears after some seconds...
Q:My AV says Launcher for Skype contains a virus....
Q:Why you have integrated "AdWare" into the installer?
Q:Are any personal informations collected and send by Launcher for Skype?
Q:Where are my Skype Login information stored?
Q:Launcher for Skype is not working!
Q:Is Launcher for Skype really free?
Q:I have another question...

I installed Launcher for Skype on a fresh system and the autologin is not working....

Please make sure that you have done a successful "manual" Skype login to let Skype save some settings...

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I'm using Windows Vista/7 32Bit and Skype 3.8. Only the first account get logged in...

Start the Launcher for Skype configuration, click on More >> and activate the option Force workaround for Skype < 4. Click on Save and try again. Should be fixed in Launcher for Skype version 1.6.2...

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I'm using Windows Vista/7 64Bit and Skype 3.8 disappears after some seconds...

Skype 3.8 is incompatible with 64Bit Windows Vista/7. Update to the latest version or downgrade to Skype 3.6.

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My AV says Launcher for Skype contains a virus....

This is a false positive. The installer contains an optional Toolbar/Application installer function, which recommends software you maybe like. If you don't want additional Software, you can always unselect it and procced with the normal installation. This will only occur during the installation process, the Launcher for Skype application even not contains any functions to communicate over network. (so it can't "spy and send" anything on you computer to me or somebody else). Some AV's flag such Ad-supported freeware as "not-a-virus" or PUA.

Since Version 1.6 all Launcher for Skype executables and the Installer is signed by me (Stefan Heinemann), so if your in doubt, check the signature of the executables!

Certificate Details:
Issued by: UTN-USERFirst-Object
Issued for: Stefan Heinemann
Fingerprint: 75 cd b6 3e 00 3a b4 39 55 57 1d 2a af 10 71 d7 5a a4 6e f3

If you don't trust me, upload the exe's to virustotal.

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Why you have integrated "AdWare" into the installer?

At first I would like to call this ad-supported, not adware. Ok, after running the Launcher it will display a ad splash for some seconds, but this can be disabled via the Config tool (Advanced -> uncheck "Show Exit Splash"). In generally this is a way for me to spend time on the project without loosing time I normally would get paid for. You can get the tool for free, I get paid for my work. Looks like a win-win situation, or? =)
And remember: you are not forced to install anything else than the Launcher for Skype application!

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Are any personal informations collected and send by Launcher for Skype?

The Launcher for Skype application does not send or collect any information. During the installation some NON-personally identifiable information are send to the OpenCandy network. The vast majority of websites collecting more information of you if you visit them.

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Where are my Skype Login information stored?

The login information is stored AES-enrypted in the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SkypeLauncher. Configuration and accounts are stored per user.

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Launcher for Skype is not working!

I tried my best to test Launcher for Skype on different plattforms with different Skype versions. If you have already the latest Version of Launcher for Skype (see Download), you can send me an E-mail and I try to figure out why it isn't working...

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Is Launcher for Skype really free?

Yes, you don't have to pay a buck for Launcher for Skype. I get some dollars by using Adsense and AfterDownload on the website and the software recommendations during the installation. It's not enough to cancel my job, but it's enough to get some beers to keep me motivated... =)

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I have another question...

Feel free to email your question to support@launcher-for-skype.com

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