skype.exe is a application which is most likely legit. 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 clean, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.
The default name and path where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this executable is d650dc0a7db7117369434e339d23769e.
This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for new updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are required.
This app runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the full power of current computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description written in the program is Skype .
File version stored as a property 188.8.131.52.
Maker Skype Technologies S.A..
Intellectual property rights notice © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.
skype.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This is good because it doesn't work in some kind of stealth mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.
Some insecure features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
A digital signature is missing from this program. The publisher did not sign it. This is usually bad.
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.