skype.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. 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 virus-free, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself yourself against viruses and malware.
Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 3decba13e02ddd8c75276a1836492131.
This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.
This program uses the net to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.
This executable runs as a 32-bit program. It does not benefit of the full power of modern computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description stored in the program is Skype .
File version stored as a property 188.8.131.52.
Company Skype Technologies S.A..
Copyright notice © 2003 - 2012 Skype and/or Microsoft.
skype.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't run in a kind of invisible mode. Its activity is clearly displayed to you.
Some insecure features of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.
skype.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature found in skype.exe is valid. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Skype Software Sarl
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This application starts at your PC's startup. Yes
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.