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Skype by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove updater.exe


There are 3 versions of updater.exe in the wild, the latest version being It is started as a Windows Service called 'SkypeUpdate'. The average file size is about 214.48 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Microsoft Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. The programs Skype™ 6.16, Skype™ 6.18 and Skype™ 3.8 have been observed as installing specific variations of updater.exe.


File name:updater.exe
Publisher:Skype Technologies
Product name:Skype
Description:Skype Updater Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\skype\updater\updater.exe
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Expiration date:Friday, June 13, 2014
Windows Service
Display name:SkypeUpdate

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Skype.)
Skype Technologies S.A.
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of updater.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • SkypeUpdate

VersionsAll file variations of updater.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
f5bbedf602c310b00036eb2dbf4348a5 413e63089a68f308e61808e7740f73efbc3b39d6 167.66 KB
50d9949020e02b847cd48f1243fcb895 fc83cfb41c2bc04bf564cb66c386a3f5e78672c4 168.16 KB
050a4112b00bca2e13314cde48c1deee 6a769f672147cc30f502b648e2b379694a610b9a 307.63 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.95%
Windows 8.1 6.98%
Windows 7 Professional 6.20%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.65%
Windows 8 Pro 3.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.10%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.33%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 1.55%
Windows 8 1.55%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.55%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.55%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.78%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.78%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.78%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.78%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 30.47% of Skype.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 18.39%
ASUS 17.24%
Lenovo 12.64%
Hewlett-Packard 12.07%
Acer 11.49%
Toshiba 10.34%
Sony 8.05%
Intel 3.45%
Alienware 1.15%
American Megatrends 1.15%
Compaq 1.15%
Samsung 0.57%
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