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Program info

Estimated safety rating

 skype.exe

skype.exe may be a dangerous application, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. This program triggers many of the "probable danger" criteria described bellow. It is not yet known if skype.exe is malware or not which doesn't harm the computer. Please be careful with this application.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe

This program is usually stored in C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file

 b59fcdce32add735c891897d0c88ef27

The MD5 fingerprint for this file is b59fcdce32add735c891897d0c88ef27.

Is running as a service

 No

This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Accesses the internet

 Yes

This application uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file

 Yes

This program runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the full set of features of modern PC processors. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Skype

The description stored in the exe is Skype .

File version

 7.36.0.150

File version 7.36.0.150.

Manufacturer

 Skype Technologies S.A.

Author Skype Technologies S.A..

Copyright

 © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft

Intellectual property rights notice © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.

Has valid windows

 Yes

skype.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.

Potentially dangerous functions

 Yes

Some dangerous features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed

 Yes

skype.exe has a digital signature. Today most legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature

 No

The digital signature is broken, which means it is most likely that this program may be a virus and that someone most likely changed some of its code after the signature was applied. Please be very careful regarding this!

Certifier name

 Skype Software Sarl

Digitally signed by: Skype Software Sarl

Issuer name

 Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2011

Starts with windows

 Yes

This program starts at Windows startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled

 Yes

It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.