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

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and 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


  • Is skype.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is skype.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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