Since recently Skype started peddling its new versions in a forceful way by downloading the update to the users PC, and then throwing the large update notification window to the desktop forefront. It is not possible to disable this behaviour. It is so annoying that I will probably switch to some alternative provider of online voip.
- “How to disable automatic updates in Skype 5? You can’t. It’s Malware.” (2010.12.13) – http://asiteaboutnothing.net/blog/?p=40
- “Disable updates in Skype” – http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/tm.asp?m=48164