Skype Credit Generator Plays the Long Game

If you’re a Skype user, you may want to keep in mind that “free Skype credit” generators may sound appealing, but are going to give you little more than a nagging sense of “Why did I even switch on the PC today”.

A site (skypecreditgenerator(dot)org) offers up a too-good-to-be-true promise of Skype credit galore – “unlimited”, in fact.

A free Skype credit generator? Hmm...
“We are produd [sic] to announce the all-new Skype Credit Generator 3.4.2 that you can use to top up your Skype balance in no time at no additional cost! Make unlimited calls worldwide by just using your Skype account,” the scam reads.

They’re so “produd” they also offer “Plugin support (for) further updates and security bypassing algorhytms [sic].”

I have a feeling I’ll send the [sic] tag into meltdown if I continue to quote from the site, so let’s move on and take a look at what’s on offer.

The site claims to have various download locations up for grabs (the download now button claims to be Mediafire, links at the bottom of the page talk about Filefront but everything links to an executable on the site itself–in fact, we have multiple files on offer here).

Shall we take a look?

There are a few versions of the generator on offer. Here’s, wasting no time at all in presenting the user with what is going to be a multitude of installs.

A little credit, please

The “Terms of Use” link simply leads back to the main website. Clicking Accept presents the end-user with a number of additional installs, entirely unrelated to Skype credits.

For example, here’s Search Protect which will set the homepage and default search to Conduit Search.

Search protect
 Click to Enlarge Here’s PricePeep, which will display ads on your screen if it feels it can show the end-user a better offer than what they might happen to be looking at.


Christopher Boyd

Former Director of Research at FaceTime Security Labs. He has a very particular set of skills. Skills that make him a nightmare for threats like you.