skype.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus. So, if skype.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against potential security problems.
Normally, this application is found in C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 43780f4403135421b3e5bc92c8bc1c78.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
This application uses the net to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It can not exploit the entire power of current PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description stored in the program is Skype .
File version stored as a property 22.214.171.124.
Company name Skype Technologies S.A..
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 the user.
Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.
skype.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to skype.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: Skype Software Sarl
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2011
This program is set up to start when your computer starts. Yes
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.