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Program info

Estimated safety rating


skype.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if skype.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe

Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 3decba13e02ddd8c75276a1836492131.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the full power of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description


The description stored in the program is Skype .

File version

File version stored as a property


 Skype Technologies S.A.

Company Skype Technologies S.A..


 © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft

Copyright notice © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.

Has valid windows


skype.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't run in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.

Potentially dangerous functions


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

Digitally signed


skype.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in skype.exe is valid. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Skype Software Sarl

Digitally signed by: Skype Software Sarl

Issuer name

 Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Starts with windows


This application starts at your PC's startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.