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: 26 August 2009 at 4:51 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Skype Technologies Executable c853c6f6cb8b6639
e4d4dd7492de0451
e93f1b8f
ae3ad8fe68765801
b82773d3b414c6bc
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Bacteraloh
.h
No 2.0.0.67 1.0.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
2 Skype Technologies Executable 5ca29bb10c257e69
fd1df5aecd02e0c3
f61fca12
4f6bd96a42db5835
4113b2cee8d0da30
Virus.Win32.
Sality.l
No 1.1.0.241 1.0.0.0 Poland N/A
3 N/A Executable 8fa4ffbbe25011d4
703e2f18f8671d60
480ecbbe
06d61b7495d140c5
65f4706cd67ca498
Unclassified
Malware
No 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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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 9:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Skype Technologies Executable b0c8ed327baf6fa6
184545d772076ca0
64f6bb19
7e155c61f0b9b934
6ce8b3c9bf87d593
No 1.0.0.151 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 Skype Technologies Executable d2639412fa818082
00c2f35c84141ed3
7fff6d5e
8a4177883f756b18
b50366b3b1878e5f
Yes 1.5.0.32 1.0.0.0 India
3 Skype Technologies Executable d4ee84dd585b336e
34f8be5acef94543
8613918c
26bfe1cccc2d1fbe
7e682553db8add80
Yes 1.1.0.246 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 Skype Technologies Executable dd5822c1c94428d8
fc421a7e23f1c2af
8d11c581
aa1259b20e59caea
b07c54bf3dbde8dd
Yes 1.2.0.261 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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