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 N/A Executable 8338d9be54d58fcc
3aa79fcbac109691
d7df86f8
e72b1c119d120d6c
d163d302e918c41d
Application.
Win32.Instal
ly.AP
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 4e3b0af10b9aa1be
b5b1260f184cd3b2
e22d38ac
88be3b8d7a0487e8
c1fea705f47fbad3
ApplicUnwnt No N/A 5.5 160.174.128.234/32 N/A
4 Web Program Executable 6db7f550477f6c3d
8b46319b4fc96e5e
d303b7c3
b1108bd02cd879d1
1d990e070a02de71
ApplicUnwnt Yes 3.6.4.1 3.3 176.137.246.193/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 May 2010 at 3:59 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
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