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Skype.exe

Skype by Skype Technologies SA (Signed)

Remove Skype.exe
Warning 30 antivirus scanners has detected malware in various versions of Skype.exe.

Overview

There are 70 versions of Skype.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.7.60.102. Skype.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 17.81 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Skype Technologies SA by VeriSign. The programs Skype™ 5.10, Skype™ 6.0 and Skype™ 6.18 have been observed as installing specific variations of Skype.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0063% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 109.73 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 127.67 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 124.47 KB per minute for reads and 109.08 KB per minute for writes.

What is Skype.exe?

Skype starts up when your computer boots and remains in the background throughout the lifecycle of your PC. If you have Skype installed on a computer that's connected to the Internet, you can make phone calls, send text messages, connect to video chats, access voice mail, send instant messages and much more. By default, Skype places an icon in the Windows taskbar during the installation process. This is the core Skype program.

About Skype.exe (from Skype Technologies SA)

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DetailsDetails

File name:Skype.exe
Publisher:Skype Technologies S.A.
Product name:Skype
Description:Skype
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\skype\phone\skype.exe
Certificate
Issued to:Skype Technologies SA
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Saturday, August 17, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Skype.)
Microsoft Corporation
9% remove
The LifeCam is a Webcam from Microsoft for home PC users available in various models. Its special features include an embedded microphone and integration with Windows Live Messenger, thus enabling dir...
Skype Technologies S.A.
7% remove
Skype is a proprietary Voice over IP service and software application. The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging ov...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of Skype.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Skype' → "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{75A42406-984B-449D-9584-1F3C606C48E2}' runs on registration in the path '\{75A42406-984B-449D-9584-1F3C606C48E2}'
  • The task '{03948A75-47C0-44E5-A90F-5545CF1F5701}' runs on registration in the path '\{03948A75-47C0-44E5-A90F-5545CF1F5701}'
  • The job '{D67D5B95-8531-47D4-82AA-8739EA0F5500}' runs on registration in the path '\{D67D5B95-8531-47D4-82AA-8739EA0F5500}'
  • The task '{8A100D40-E2BB-4E01-840C-6BE512AF71F4}' runs on registration in the path '\{8A100D40-E2BB-4E01-840C-6BE512AF71F4}'
  • The task '{EFDF2438-481E-4AEC-93EA-48BC86698C68}' runs on registration in the path '\{EFDF2438-481E-4AEC-93EA-48BC86698C68}'
  • The task '{C4FF82DC-D11A-4BCF-8C54-C10E40349920}' runs on registration in the path '\{C4FF82DC-D11A-4BCF-8C54-C10E40349920}'
  • The job '{A28EBB70-2CFB-45C1-A296-24024B24ED01}' runs on registration in the path '\{A28EBB70-2CFB-45C1-A296-24024B24ED01}'
  • The job '{6D9163DA-5FBB-4809-ADEE-D4A72DB39267}' runs on registration in the path '\{6D9163DA-5FBB-4809-ADEE-D4A72DB39267}'
  • The task '{2CB91A24-9517-4F42-8AC3-4BD5E2E800DC}' runs on registration in the path '\{2CB91A24-9517-4F42-8AC3-4BD5E2E800DC}'
  • The task '{024D9C10-E0D5-40CB-A0F5-3325E08D6FFD}' runs on registration in the path '\{024D9C10-E0D5-40CB-A0F5-3325E08D6FFD}'
  • The task '{41800888-663B-4219-9E17-D8FE3F6A7A7E}' runs on registration in the path '\{41800888-663B-4219-9E17-D8FE3F6A7A7E}'
  • The job '{32783ABB-DA10-4028-9A04-6A6592697067}' runs on registration in the path '\{32783ABB-DA10-4028-9A04-6A6592697067}'
  • The task '{FD0A2BA2-3431-4DA4-A7DF-E199578E054C}' runs on registration in the path '\{FD0A2BA2-3431-4DA4-A7DF-E199578E054C}'
  • The task '{21AB8436-E36D-47F6-85FC-0C9EC9561421}' runs on registration in the path '\{21AB8436-E36D-47F6-85FC-0C9EC9561421}'
  • The job '{97E2CF17-82E2-404E-88BE-BAA82DC6FD3F}' runs on registration in the path '\{97E2CF17-82E2-404E-88BE-BAA82DC6FD3F}'
  • The job '{792ABD3E-9D6B-4757-8E03-220580A2DFBB}' runs on registration in the path '\{792ABD3E-9D6B-4757-8E03-220580A2DFBB}'
  • The job '{7ABD8BF7-3EE9-428F-A9BB-DACDB8C8B49F}' runs on registration in the path '\{7ABD8BF7-3EE9-428F-A9BB-DACDB8C8B49F}'
  • The job '{EF803F50-F83F-4907-B9C3-09A34A8C1A4D}' runs on registration in the path '\{EF803F50-F83F-4907-B9C3-09A34A8C1A4D}'
  • The job '{60C2329C-8EAC-43B4-9891-B27E93DA13BD}' runs on registration in the path '\{60C2329C-8EAC-43B4-9891-B27E93DA13BD}'
  • The job '{9489E999-21D9-4D02-BE62-82327841F513}' runs on registration in the path '\{9489E999-21D9-4D02-BE62-82327841F513}'
  • The task '{881F47A9-51A2-4BDA-86D8-11F6048561E3}' runs on registration in the path '\{881F47A9-51A2-4BDA-86D8-11F6048561E3}'
  • The task '{F5F4D055-C19D-43EE-8556-CE52E2EB8AFC}' runs on registration in the path '\{F5F4D055-C19D-43EE-8556-CE52E2EB8AFC}'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe'

MalwareMalware detections

Based on 40+ industry antivirus scanners, 30 of them detected the following malware.
Antivirus engineEngine versionDetectionFile version
CMC 1.1.0.977 Trojan.Win32.Monder.2!O 4.2.0.155
Comodo Internet Security 17109 Heur.Suspicious 2.5.0.137
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Trojan.Generic.6761191 (B) 6.3.59.105
Rising Antivirus 23.62.02.05 Suspicious 5.3.32.116
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1 6.3.59.105
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1 6.3.0.105
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1 6.3.60.105
Rising Antivirus 25.0.0.11 PE:Malware.XPACK/RDM!5.1 6.3.73.105
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.9.0.123
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.10.0.116
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.8.0.158
SUPERAntiSpyware 4.40.0.1006 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.0.32.152
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.0.120
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.0.126
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.9.0.114
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.60.126
SUPERAntiSpyware 4.40.0.1006 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.1.59.112
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.73.126
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.66.126
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.59.126
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.1.0.129
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.1.73.129
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.1.60.129
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.1.59.129
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.1.32.129
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.1.66.129
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.10.32.114
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 6.0.32.120
SUPERAntiSpyware 4.40.0.1006 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.3.32.116
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1008 Trojan.Agent/Gen-Krpytik 5.8.32.154

VersionsAll file variations of Skype.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
80fbbad0c150bad370d81ed65f58e38e bcb14baa09b0009dd674b1f883259c3e966a2a93 19.72 MB
cdc9f871d75b78d3a2211ee7da72ecb0 00e199defc4e3d540266a679a6cebf128f22ac0c 19.73 MB
f7128e5772f9312f0d111a5fa5d41773 c4bb11ec0db30603b8261f13a232ecca5b75214b 19.73 MB
f44431cfd96428206039d3556311bf1b f4e756a747b5196e33d2144af88da80df7fefcdd 18.96 MB
cb7f456ad5c63998a27d1d7a43041bec 8e5046a6eea92ae4a9983feecad7c1ee44107d98 18.96 MB
7e1c3fc7596b07986ea95602dfc68dbc ea0097af49ebe7014702e39a535e623a5aec13e2 18.96 MB
b141f8f8b0ff37ffc51f9b71ee7a641b b26feb4146c1ccfe265ee71def8e7d88dcbda179 18.95 MB
7e436b07c60b3a1d992648526732db4f 9eefa96bb1bdcad9cac602931e1f3ce03762e23d 18.7 MB
a29a2944d6988c8fc9521cc54c861b87 7a029e01e9a2a25eb69044b3c449d8ca15ae9ebe 18.7 MB
bacecbbd6e172feb8feba4913fb9dee5 55737725acf634c47f1748666f5d0672ebbc03fd 18.73 MB
b0e030564b0eae6a4a33b92b583df01e 67c434fab13cb2c9ca153f8ae585073c6aadb38d 18.7 MB
1f3a8448323cfa5e66af02b1edc2eee4 42dcf23c903b10217ebb339fb33dced353bc389b 18.69 MB
672593a4aaab8dc8c0a5c4c1ad0a6048 d4d5588c98875d901fc8629a6ec5c4c62e8846c4 17.82 MB
f920fbb43c1cdb905044c91b9a3fd516 c1626007dee43a6209f40b6c6391b7ec00a1d0c1 17.78 MB
55250e47be3c17821f8e8410e2742712 c6b7fb2a2aeb8dfabece0c46f2fffde69d0691ab 17.81 MB
3c3b37bd28cf8e7cc7c89c8c0d5f2b34 0f302a5a3fd99b6ecc1ba0064d3de3c46e9af420 17.81 MB
1e31fb01113b4a093f3f4e9805c4c6a2 1b2b86df92d7d2f8e60337f1131285eafcada02f 17.78 MB
57fc44d07c5b40fb9bc57636414e929f 68abd19c10126b08e42980f61e3c8f2517029674 17.81 MB
76f0646ce3d3b7cca2148aae38dfb1d4 73764d1dbf0553ab709857c44a09e236a1a8ef72 17.91 MB
070753e47e04181dd440ea2fefe3115c ef2f757f4cd062b08246e981b353cdd3fa0c6d17 17.81 MB
7e4ad8220af0b281274f9785dd53e25c 18462518c88e0c6f1c53958849ff7b2da4f44bd9 17.78 MB
85a0661690a6e39c8e5cb876775d4ece 030d8d667cbe87bad84d3638217015abf6b3ad67 16.89 MB
29d49ab8dcd9cfefd2cb032447d5c7be 4dc76c652a8c84b88294ccfe19ba293a617b0b9b 16.89 MB
2b0878290992520ef2ffb4a75ac70ee5 ebe7d285bc9f4b5ab423aa88c6e8ffed6f567316 16.91 MB
7d5a64b5f313255d31e97fff75116846 da2b6efae0978907b03fef7158c8bb26a5f9a4e2 16.89 MB
413e34eebc80351027be9738b32deae2 03467dc9543a1532bba2d53e9c1f6e792e4e03da 16.89 MB
7dd89b2cf4122b46dc9b65df29e3808c 78f4896d72b36cfe608a809f7111499d4f761bd1 16.89 MB
7cc860115cba837e29fb066fc68b2c3d f4a562339577bc248ae56363bf981e0954c7557d 17.84 MB
3ea23885289442cc178c51a93e0568bd 7f89525da3d237c27c71e5f77ed1c2f933c0055e 17.84 MB
35bc75b71062d3b97bfc43fd356bc0f7 3a7d4c56e4b19e77dbff62d78b13441a2dedbfc8 17.84 MB
a44740ad996c9b9574283b0172dbee11 55fb91b6265f4f8a9fabbdb8a80e103196bbf77c 17.84 MB
ad4d7f2f4bebf1db647d93da9172aa1e e39d5e9175b7a2a516df0b55fa4a4f3d008312fc 17.84 MB
497f27e279c0f921e2130bb89c1cb5ca f541d326686147cdab71b828c944bfcf9d157235 17.84 MB
45ab7f299e47cd4ef72eea21bed508f7 5e648d7357dbad8844c8eac4d14facf033cbfc4f 17.05 MB
2d1cc2642840518da0fa820a09246d1f f4bedf99399abb5854dce3819f1e23e590aaee19 17.05 MB
04c630e7b48bb699566831a392919059 c41bbd7094176adc662efbe9f6f9df3700673aee 17.06 MB
6bd12cc0f1654ee8f80d5e0c5bb23de5 75e74ebfccd391bfb8ef1d6cfad7bf23a2bed823 17.06 MB
2d527814ec65ac91e9babbe2191df347 23b122616f9fbe9e5b1058047a374e589a3ef119 17.05 MB
60351e3e178b6d366ecfecc0c46cc1e0 c84ba1ef58f2737f0d16a1eee4adb36d0251d628 17.05 MB
2c6dfc761f1dae61940c7eae97ebdb19 cb0ff3ca33fd739436eca512c8b08096927918cb 17.05 MB
d437c6b6c1ca63c3d5bf5a280a4fe60a bf84dd40089cc0d28f482fb12b5ca5af30c120ee 17.05 MB
580acba1a8b643c96f984fe8d8d90386 457500dfe52cade14373cb597d1713c110bf0b1b 16.61 MB
71bac1b936707a4380f00f2565531a6c 9da6b3033dc7c6fce975f636e379bb9c9b78ee14 16.62 MB
7fc68a50f2cac938f894985b096d9eed 8c515e40d4c81b977d136428ce530775b7d2337a 16.71 MB
cbec06e32d0ac9c3d0a9199edc1fb959 49aad45010360acf3aa593fbd62e3d986240b5e7 16.61 MB
51ad5099765dbb2e9b014752fb302b9d e7e049b8d00544e7c6d01be06c70445d83dae8b2 16.69 MB
62c847f150929cd0a7167cb7dc6e85c5 be02d5b573af6a17a045cf350c9288bf8ac7b78c 16.61 MB
7ce430986eb88f0871d964b9adf9e9d8 382157303831066e123893c9d1350218b429388e 16.55 MB
f276c856035713d48f7e8dc64de79291 241a66f1d970ffb85f5ac11ffe0f0bb067ffe924 16.54 MB
094a8c6c90e98df6ebdec618dfbf3d6c 4052b76a8165a8c2fa2c1d6f71dc5ee204456b75 16.55 MB
82ab972b4f3ee7b16d71121338395710 983265b6c659856cb7c0632a5cc75396ea7fb8d7 16.35 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.75%
Windows Vista Home Premium 5.25%
Windows 8 4.50%
Windows 8 Pro 3.50%
Windows 7 Professional 3.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 8.1 1.25%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.00%
Windows 8 Pro N 1.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium N 0.50%
Windows Se7en Titan 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.25%
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview 0.25%
Windows Vista Business 0.25%
Windows 7 Starter 0.25%
21 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 26.57% of Skype.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 18.88%
Toshiba 18.47%
Dell 16.47%
Acer 10.44%
Sony 8.03%
Lenovo 7.63%
ASUS 6.43%
American Megatrends 3.82%
Intel 3.61%
Medion 1.20%
MSI 1.20%
NEC 1.20%
GIGABYTE 1.20%
Samsung 0.80%
Packard Bell 0.40%
Sahara 0.20%
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