How to Remove “SkypeSetup.exe”

What is SkypeSetup.exe?


SkypeSetup.exe is a legitimate process file that is also known as skype execute file. It is a product from Skype Technologies, which was recently acquired by the Microsoft Corporation. It is typically located in C:\Program Files.
Malware programmers cretae files with malicious codes and name them after SkypeSetup.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with SkypeSetup.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • SkypeSetup.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly
If your PC is infected with SkypeSetup.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SkypeSetup.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.
 
How to remove the SkypeSetup.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the SkypeSetup.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 July 2013 at 8:51 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 7099666a30f4f601
f04707ac72198f41
8eb12629
04d64851014dafaf
a1108735068cf6ce
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Kyrgyzstan N/A
2 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 622626535838fa41
26c9cd2879f823b5
d1b37bf7
a819396c6a754811
9e48cf3f02bbabca
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 7.40.66.10
4
7.40 Turkey N/A
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 8b6353f000f319b9
a56eff6c82cf5eb8
99bbe1be
c826df088a69fedc
ace9adb1af41ea91
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.18.66.11
2
7.18 Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable ed897a40b8a71168
30a1f42ed25c3a53
dd1f0c97
3aaa2ec8aa3d6732
72bc8bce6148e325
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 Canada N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 March 2010 at 5:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable c26be9a32a164d3e
8c5db46416faa65d
81ba39f2
04d9325bd81ca557
aaf0291105cd2fba
Yes 7.39.0.102 7.39 10.224.1.62/32
2 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 89d439d82ddff1ff
289dd892ef550f05
66b2d9a8
3ea39333be59e8cc
eafd32718d46ed8b
Yes 7.2.0.103 7.2 198.20.167.84/32
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 2d4bcce34676d08c
0cc90b388586efbe
28925fe9
0edee78b78820279
dec26aa852bd9d87
Yes 6.7.0.102 6.7 United States
4 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable f827a309244c690e
9db04f06566fea7f
94cd2114
5b7949ccac06a040
380fb765f76aecd9
Yes 7.38.0.101 7.38 10.100.19.220/32
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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