What is Skype.exe? Is Skype.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix Skype.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your Skype.exe process
2. Run Registry Booster to fix Skype.exe related errors
3. Run Spyware Doctor to remove persistent malware

Process name: Skype - Free Internet Telephony or Skype. The whole world can talk for free. (BETA) or Packard Bell - Skype or Skype. Take a deep breath
Product: Skype or Skype (BETA) or MIDInight Express II or Skype™ or Skype.exe or Skype™ Beta or Skype·
Company: Skype Technologies S.A (www.skype.com)
File: Skype.exe


If you want a detailed security rating about your Skype.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of Skype.exe: 4 based on 27 votes. Read also the 19 reviews.

545 users ask for this file. 16 users rated it as not dangerous. 1 user rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 1 user rated it as little bit dangerous. 5 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about Skype.exe:
Daniel H. Skype (VoIP Telephone)  See also: Link
Richard C. Skype VoIP better than messenger
ewan Voice comunications, VoIP
Vinyond Skype (VoIP) no danger
Sanchez Skype good VoIP program  See also: Link
Arto H. Skype VoIP telephony, Spyware!
Very suspect EULA; read carefully!
Welf gives you charges when you havnt signed up!
John A. VoIP Program. The Skype client does connect out to a number of "Skype Proxies" so the main servers don't have to do all the work....problem is you can be elected as a proxy if you are on a fast link, then your connection speed will decrease accordingly. The address that it picks are pretty scary if you have a TCP/IP packet capture going.....dorm rooms in Spain, Internet cafe's in Thailand.....
The firewalls do nothing. It's a problem to the administrator control.
tom spyware or trojan horse!!!
Nguyen Ngoc Thao It's nomal
Steven Moseng Voice over IP... Internet chatting though microphone. Its like Teamspeak but has the AOL style of finding people  See also: Link
john pater Icon cannot be removedt with add/remove
Shalianahe Skype VoIP (Voice over Internet Provider) make calls around the world free/cheap
I was initially concerned when Tenebril SpyCatcher warned me that skype.exe was trying to log my keystrokes. I asked Skype why it was so doing, and received the following reply: Skype has a built-in system-wide Hotkey feature (accessible via Tools Options Hotkeys) which to some applications might appear as a keylogger because Skype needs to recognize key actions to make the hotkey function possible.
Paul. This app is allowed through your firewall and effectively onto your LAN. Also, Skype is P2P as it identifies "Supernodes" and uses most if not all of your bandwidth to accomodate other Skype users - stay right away, there are alternatives!
Voice over IP Calling
werever good software for instant messaging and voip  See also: Link

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