skype.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if skype.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.
Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 1847fa7dcb8a1904b9ceede36bf9fc44.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the full set of features of current PC processors. This is quite normal because the authors did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description written in the exe is Skype .
File version 188.8.131.52.
Producer Skype Technologies S.A..
Copyright notice © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.
skype.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This means it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.
The code of this program appears to be compressed or encrypted so it can not be quickly examined.
Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
skype.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from skype.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digitally signed by: Skype Software Sarl
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2011
This executable is registered to start when your PC starts. Yes
It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.