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: 26 May 2011 at 8:44 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 N/A Executable 0f4aa02545bb3755
d4a7a34308ddcd42
48e87a73
d5d6e1c8c511e3e6
ec72d143e7aa77a9
TrojWare.Win
32.KRotten.~
A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable eafcd724820fcc0e
4db2b3b46f8b273e
5308e2e0
89d50079111a00f1
501dd41eade9859a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.32.112 5.1 Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 8ec54d27eb67f5ff
bb9e3e5bfee8f878
70066440
a4169a085538d2f7
d425c4ef5713be79
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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25

Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 May 2009 at 6:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable ab2eb66b6e6e2c79
771af6a147668695
55bb77ae
8932be4145c46e5e
9c6657dad05e6630
No 5.3.0.116 5.3 Egypt
2 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 56f07a5f27467683
f6dc4f164153bca6
87df2797
3249cb7b601b17bd
a4c479e0de680ea8
Yes 5.6.0.110 5.6 10.224.1.116/32
3 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable 10d3779a87196e72
e71012a1e7cae213
d82881d8
374afc771ea02cfa
fe94ff48c391c022
Yes 5.5.59.124 5.5 Czech Republic
4 Skype Technologies S.A. Executable f1828bb5a44a5af5
bfc358a8a1120c42
b358abfb
2fdc5bf4192028e5
9916036bffa5c6c0
Yes 5.5.0.113 5.5 United Kingdom
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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