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: 17 September 2017 at 3:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Frsera·sl Executable f40ab45e1066a976
6870999e8fddea6e
7a4fcbed
f82a00a386c25327
af0139b3f0d780e3
Application.
Win32.Solimb
a.J
Yes 1.0.0.20 3.0.23 France N/A
2 Program Generic Executable 2d55fee2c79343b3
656db2ec3098e508
089e19e2
0b5521eb575b1559
ed0775a88fe6226d
Application.
Win32.Instal
lCore.AAO
Yes 4.1.5.3 1.0 Rwanda N/A
3 Registry Autoloader Helper Executable 111b0050848f3863
6c15736d92ddce9f
2c8ea6c8
84e08fbc817156c0
b6892320fadf1f93
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.1.3 1.0.1.3 United States N/A
4 Web Internet Program Executable 0ac720b706970739
c8f1b95a1d2ed6c6
de5bf141
a0987238e3c10afe
7f1248b3ac8a2105
Application.
Win32.Instal
lcore.RC
Yes N/A 4.8 154.124.205.206/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 January 2013 at 10:44 am
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 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 6564022215448437
4746edf3a7f44114
590a72d5
f43247ccdd1ea5ea
4f60393cf157157b
Yes 6.16.73.10
5
6.16 United States
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable f541d326686147cd
ab71b828c944bfcf
9d157235
497f27e279c0f921
e2130bb89c1cb5ca
Yes 6.1.0.129 6.1 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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