Note The "Skype 3.8 IE Plug-in" Internet Explorer add-on is designed to give additional capabilities to Internet Explorer. However, this add-in may not be compatible with a particular version of Internet Explorer 8.
Option 1: Update to the latest version of Skype for WindowsTo update to the latest version of Skype for Windows, install the latest version of Skype.
Option 2: Disable the Skype 3.8 IE Plugin
Video: How to disable an add-on in Internet Explorer
To disable the Skype 3.8 IE Plugin, follow these steps:
- Close all Internet Explorer windows.
- Open a new Internet Explorer window.
- When you receive the message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section, click Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on.
Note After you click Always open Internet Explorer without this add-on, Internet Explorer 8 does not load the Skype add-in. You will still be able to use the Skype program to call people. However, you cannot click telephone numbers in web pages to call people by using Skype.
Article ID: 968129 - Last Review: Jun 16, 2017 - Revision: 2