skype.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if skype.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
Usually, the default filename and path where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 083cbe441418abacda1151a6291c4796.
This application is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is good.
This executable uses the net to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full set of features of current computer chips. This is quite normal because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the program is Skype .
File version extracted from the file 126.96.36.199.
Company Skype Technologies S.A..
Legal copyright © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.
skype.exe appears to have visible windows. This is good because it doesn't operate in a kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.
Some unusual functions of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
skype.exe is digitally signed. Today most serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from skype.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Skype Software Sarl
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA 2011
This program is set up to start when the PC boots. Yes
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.