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Skype Hacks by Andrew Sheppard

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Hack #98. Erase a Skype User Account

This hack will clear all histories, overwrite data in your personal profile, and otherwise delete all personal data associated with a Skype account.

Works with: Windows version of Skype.

Whether you've been running Skype on a borrowed machine, or you simply no longer need a Skype user account, wipe it off the face of the Earth (actually, the hard disk and the Skype network) using this collection of scripts:

erase_profile_from_network.vbs

Erase (actually overwrite) your public profile that is stored on the Skype network.

erase_vm_history.vbs

Erase your voicemail history.

erase_chat_history.vbs

Erase your chat history.

erase_call_history.vbs

Erase your call history.

erase_folders_and_files.vbs

Erase all files and folders for a specified Skype username on the current machine.

All of the preceding scripts operate on the user currently logged onto Skype, except for erase_folders_and_files.vbs, which allows you to delete the Skype files and folders for a named Skype user. Most run silently, meaning that they don't notify you of what they've done, or when they're done; they just do what's asked of them and finish.

You can combine these scripts in different ways to fine-tune the erasure process. For example, if you want to erase all your voicemail and chat histories, you can run this command from the run line or a shortcut: erase_vm_history.vbs ; erase_chat_history.vbs. This command assumes you've put your VBScripts somewhere on your execution path; otherwise, you ...

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