skype.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if skype.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against threats.
Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 5ae6fe30dbd656319fd0469164e5121a.
This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.
This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are required.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not exploit the full set of features of current PC CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the exe is Skype .
File version 18.104.22.168.
Publisher 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 work in a kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.
Some insecure features of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.
skype.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in skype.exe is valid. This is excellent.
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 routine, which is good. si are uninstall.