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: 19 May 2018 at 8:24 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 8c57648a69ba8801
e133bc4d1fd85e33
4a7004e1
b9bcaecc7f19e17f
32f032a275d22216
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.33.0.105 7.33 105.112.29.50/32 N/A
2 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 3036ce0941dfc4e7
2644592cc4a22413
a4b1c9e7
2cb2ef157d188a50
a8406bf24f69c658
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 7.40.0.103 7.40 Cameroon N/A
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable be8655d03ba87445
b057f25d6d418e27
5e3b02a6
b30b903fb3780c43
559a95a0b55b7082
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.18.0.112 7.18 United States N/A
4 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable b0d7d1eef5477832
08c59b2706f292b8
b1aec1e7
e966d86a66d7a622
eef2d9d1d5451250
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.3.0.111 5.3 103.24.20.150/32 N/A
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