VersionsVersions 0.86% 0.86% 6.90% 0.86% 18.97% 1.72% 0.86% 7.76% 1.72% 9.48% 0.86% 0.86% 6.03% 1.72% 2.59% 4.31% 0.86% 32.76%



Skype by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove Skype.exe


skype.exe has 18 known versions, the most recent one is 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 19.88 MB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Microsoft Corporation by the certification authority Microsoft Corporation. The programs Skype™ 6.10, Skype™ 6.9 and QuickTime 7 have been observed as installing specific variations of skype.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0085% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 159.63 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 171.59 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.3 MB per minute for reads and 2.85 MB per minute for writes.


File name:skype.exe
Publisher:Skype Technologies S.A.
Product name:Skype
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\skype\phone\skype.exe
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Expiration date:Friday, June 13, 2014

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Skype.)
Apple Inc.
10% remove
QuickTime Player 7 supports older media formats, such as QTVR, interactive QuickTime movies, and MIDI files on Snow Leopard and OS X Lion. It also accepts QuickTime 7 Pro registration codes, which tur...
Skype Technologies S.A.
3% 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...


(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" /minimized /regrun
Scheduled tasks
  • The job '{515DED7E-15CD-4992-A5DD-91A1C43173E8}' runs on registration in the path '\{515DED7E-15CD-4992-A5DD-91A1C43173E8}'
  • The job '{DA4420AC-BD47-4EB0-9506-863E2B3A0DD0}' runs on registration in the path '\{DA4420AC-BD47-4EB0-9506-863E2B3A0DD0}'
  • The job '{467D1168-0D33-4AC6-8C6B-21AC9AD469AF}' runs on registration in the path '\{467D1168-0D33-4AC6-8C6B-21AC9AD469AF}'
  • The task '{B529F8F5-DB16-4EDF-B841-9EB96B50C39A}' runs on registration in the path '\{B529F8F5-DB16-4EDF-B841-9EB96B50C39A}'
  • The task '{3BB6BEF0-D335-454E-B627-D19FDF795408}' runs on registration in the path '\{3BB6BEF0-D335-454E-B627-D19FDF795408}'
  • The task '{6600C6BF-269A-4164-909D-896A062D840E}' runs on registration in the path '\{6600C6BF-269A-4164-909D-896A062D840E}'
  • The job '{1B10F218-8DA6-4386-A890-7B593183EA76}' runs on registration in the path '\{1B10F218-8DA6-4386-A890-7B593183EA76}'
  • The job '{473160FB-A4A6-4C6F-A495-D6825CA28D27}' runs on registration in the path '\{473160FB-A4A6-4C6F-A495-D6825CA28D27}'
  • The job '{B1C8204A-F723-4FFD-BDD6-FB1ADFD299E5}' runs on registration in the path '\{B1C8204A-F723-4FFD-BDD6-FB1ADFD299E5}'
  • The job '{1E9C2119-DD9E-4011-BD3E-CFE24A260118}' runs on registration in the path '\{1E9C2119-DD9E-4011-BD3E-CFE24A260118}'
  • The task '{53F71766-4485-4AE0-AA60-81C2A5D8EB2E}' runs on registration in the path '\{53F71766-4485-4AE0-AA60-81C2A5D8EB2E}'
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'

VersionsAll file variations of skype.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
f43247ccdd1ea5ea4f60393cf157157b 65640222154484374746edf3a7f44114590a72d5 20.45 MB
98e6ee6e9cbca49fafd96cc8d9dff37e 7357995395b6490825827792b6d69aa6e264d2b0 20.45 MB
c6b3e2702322614dc9bf37e8077978be 2c832486001d9e50291652fbd4c07e3429fc71d6 20.45 MB
2cd99587c95938228c7668cf3e5e88ad db43dc2fed1d0e1abeec310d1a2346065710159f 20.44 MB
449e6cd914920b84dddf0f12880411ee c7165e6521f558d63a2e7bd6210c672227746010 20.45 MB
d653d895588df213ca85164fb6901576 4f9314c84c11007117df006f91b5d329203d0c07 19.96 MB
4c41287b6aef44d9f4233403f1614671 44476680873db78ee509ef2dcf5c138a65c34090 19.95 MB
9d4a0ecbf734e2eecdd5b473a2d705fe c080c41c906597fca5bd89bd34d5e0962168a61a 19.95 MB
e49fe2fff486b08d1abaa9d3a62a4819 320f2bd82a75db439be30f944aabf8e5fdbc5ea5 19.63 MB
58920e6a409046ba06548d9d139ce0f0 a92982fa40e7b0d042b54b466eb365bde400d788 19.63 MB
9c827cca70a5588821f29a6124652200 33194c3766a77f4b8229dcd3eefd735be1c82575 19.6 MB
f328cb3292bab1ff1f93f59257980d01 aa4f1434025f3fc95cb41842faeb58b256249c69 19.6 MB
2a1be3d0b2f439abb52ef1570d8eb4f7 dfb8d77a3f057343c0e6175dfca9aeb314ecc48f 19.6 MB
a15839a806fed7691678891a13407c27 4ffc85013c37cd90714f4ec1368fe530b4795934 19.53 MB
81f62923f5b0cec1062efdc04136f446 233793dbd61ac3dca77c2ad1d1a005075c4a167a 19.53 MB
b52d2f8284e84c50865b7ccf592fed37 dc1f694d0f9d96b2768658b845fdd0519663659d 19.53 MB
a3dc8a7f844c400db40ea38c77dee049 4a3444d4ffcc841637eb44d02f2ea500c6a303d4 19.65 MB
7d677b93a0cfa26c8a4029aba71c2ea6 45a994ab8ad33336d04bf3fa99c0c85ca964c70a 19.52 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.26%
Windows 7 Professional 11.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.43%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.96%
Windows 8 Pro 6.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.61%
Windows 8 1.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.74%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 1.74%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.74%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.87%
Windows Vista Home Premium 0.87%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.87%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 32.14% of Skype.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 28.57%
Toshiba 11.69%
Lenovo 11.69%
Sony 11.69%
Acer 9.74%
Hewlett-Packard 8.44%
ASUS 7.79%
Intel 2.60%
American Megatrends 1.95%
Alienware 1.30%
Samsung 1.30%
Compaq 1.30%
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