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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
SkypeHost.exe is a file that may have been on your PC since the day you purchased it, or may have installed separately by you. Be sure to verify the exact disk location shown below, as disk locations are shown below 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 task list. This skypehost.exe file is now a Microsoft program or software app and skypehost.exe is part of the Skype instant messenger preview software. You can suspend to stop this task and Skype will still work fine without it. This file is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related and it is considered safe software. Visit skypehost.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 skypehost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is found at : C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SkypeApp_11.8.190.0_x64__kzf8qxf38zg5c Note this long folder name can change in the future to different numbers, etc.


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

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

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