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 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 8102a6213786fc43
09e4cfa11eb64d4c
6b4a5f59
0366675916e18d42
4b2c5ef804a1cbca
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 7.37.0.103 7.37 156.198.225.40/32 N/A
2 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 6ebe2a55760e75b6
c6ec8a15b162bb88
b92bacdd
573c451c26141167
a7de5ad4375d9b1d
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 6.6.0.106 6.6 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 706fb444c28eedcd
d6b971d767f69602
f2f0b51a
09deda393cae8c8f
36bf93a283b0bf30
TrojWare.Win
32.Kryptik.B
KT
No N/A N/A China N/A
4 N/A Executable 45dfaf934457a7d7
e9ee2d2f121173fa
52fb0eeb
19de501729461d67
553688ee206c764f
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A 105.112.23.151/32 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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