skype.exe is a application which is most likely legit. So, if skype.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.
The default name and directory where this application is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is c9781102009d2ba96ef9400b2b56eafd.
This program does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This application uses the net to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
This app runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire power of nowadays' computer chips. This is quite normal because the publishers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description present in the exe is Skype .
File version 188.8.131.52.
Company Skype Technologies S.A..
Legal copyright notice © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.
skype.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't work in a kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly displayed to you.
Some unusual features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.
skype.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from skype.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Skype Software Sarl
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2011
This program starts at your PC's startup. Yes
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.