skype.exe - Is skype.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is skype.exe?
Purpose of skype.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. skype.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Skype.exe is a file that may have been on your computer since the day you purchased it, or may have installed separately by you. Be sure to verify the exact disk location shown below, as all file locations are listed here so you can verify it is not spyware or virus related software app. Note also the latest version of Microsoft Windows now automatically add this to the system, so you will see this in your tasklist if you are using skype at all, and you will certainly see this on your computer. This skype.exe file is now a Microsoft program or software app. This is used as a desktop IM program to chat with others or do video chats with others, etc. Skype is similiar to many other chat apps like AIM or Yahoo IM. This file is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related and it is considered safe software. Visit skype.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the skype.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is found at : C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, skype.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. skype.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is skype.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove skype.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Skype.exe is a file that may have been on your computer since the day you purchased it, or may have installed separately by you. Be sure to verify the exact disk location shown below, as all file locations are listed here so you can verify it is not spyware or virus related software app. Note also the latest version of Microsoft Windows now automatically add this to the system, so you will see this in your tasklist if you are using skype at all, and you will certainly see this on your computer. This skype.exe file is now a Microsoft program or software app. This is used as a desktop IM program to chat with others or do video chats with others, etc. Skype is similiar to many other chat apps like AIM or Yahoo IM. This file is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related and it is considered safe software. This program is found at : C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.