How to Remove “skype.exe”

What is skype.exe?


skype.exe is a legitimate process file that works as an executable file component for voice and video chatting application Skype messenger. It is developed by Skype Technologies, which is now a part of Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with malicious codes and name them after skype.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with skype.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • skype.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 skype.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible rundll32.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 skype.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 skype.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 April 2015 at 11:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Registry Autoloader Helper Executable 111b0050848f3863
6c15736d92ddce9f
2c8ea6c8
84e08fbc817156c0
b6892320fadf1f93
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.1.3 1.0.1.3 United States N/A
2 Skype. Executable a8ae344615d189cb
a592b0b91e2a3f0d
993334ed
e229c71fc6971a80
2b2b242096215990
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.syp
vd
No 88.1.1512.
509
88.1.1512.
509
United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 8ec54d27eb67f5ff
bb9e3e5bfee8f878
70066440
a4169a085538d2f7
d425c4ef5713be79
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 RQumGjR6n6qLR Executable c46d0d0cf514effe
f288ea5533426354
4436eb65
be7a2e3cadc85491
c435f0d52816d1fc
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.1.5.​0 4.1.5.​0 United States N/A
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11

Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 July 2009 at 5:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable dcfbd556376e41d6
b487fa3b10c94b3a
5f6c648f
be61ec1a3daf8c9c
be2e0a737c47320e
Yes 7.5.0.102 7.5 United States
2 N/A Executable 280cde23226ea3f8
cae4330bfe24acf1
38e495ea
2f7a9e71d4f4613f
06c27aed1bd73fa5
No N/A N/A United States
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable c3b9c8279615b492
7ebef68374453285
e4081292
3decba13e02ddd8c
75276a1836492131
Yes 7.26.0.101 7.26 United States
4 N/A Non-executable 9ae1eb9624bfa5ae
84d0974f15b4f456
a23a49d6
32c4c1db0116cb79
83c6dab7b7441916
No N/A N/A United States
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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