How to Remove “SKYPEPM.EXE”

What is skypePM.exe?

Originally developed by Skype Technologies, skypePM.exe is a legitimate file process also known as Skype Extras Manager that is associated with Skype Messenger.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

skypePM.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after skypePM.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with skypePM.exe malware?

If your system is affected by skypePM.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • skypePM.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove skypePM.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove skypePM.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 October 2011 at 12:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 11c1b28ecfde51c3
00cf24868a8f6c43
3f6f6ae1
aebe1462dc59268d
83ecce2412a8d4a3
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.Gen
Yes 5.00.2134.
1
5.00.2134.
1
Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 74499e33d8642beb
cc69160da07a995f
064f0c80
47d29793cb5b9d74
f56230eaec3b2468
TrojWare.Win
32.Qhost.VNX
Yes 5.00.2134.
1
5.00.2134.
1
Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 10bd970868cbb67c
1ae215d6275d9c3d
79de396e
775c680aef959bc2
de84f53f53df3dff
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.Gen
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Skype Technologies Executable 67a2b0441d0b68bc
c6525f7d3a7aa3ef
e4c9a1ef
6126d9619e254310
35be9094fadc039a
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2.0.0.67 1.0.0.0 India N/A
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28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 February 2009 at 6:06 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Skype Technologies Executable f9c938cbe473f957
69473b0b2f58e6ab
ae799a01
2ce8f1c52f490875
592166316c512b6f
Yes 3.0.0.5 1.0.0.0 Poland
2 Skype Technologies Executable f9c938cbe473f957
69473b0b2f58e6ab
ae799a01
2ce8f1c52f490875
592166316c512b6f
Yes 3.0.0.5 1.0.0.0 149.255.237.126/32
3 Skype Technologies Executable 7c77a6ca5ee74d51
80096c8f43ebb5fc
503302e2
15906bf3c9b879ac
3c4b05d595eb2f26
Yes 4.0.0.2 1.0.0.0 Italy
4 Skype Technologies Executable f9c938cbe473f957
69473b0b2f58e6ab
ae799a01
2ce8f1c52f490875
592166316c512b6f
Yes 3.0.0.5 1.0.0.0 Poland
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