"Skype - Skype.exe" Startup Program


What is the startup program "Skype - Skype.exe" on my Windows 8 computer?

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"Skype - Skype.exe" is a startup program installed as part of Skype. It is used to start Skype immediately when you start your computer.

You will see "Skype" listed on the Startup tab of Task Manager screen as:

Name: Skype
Publisher: Skype Technologies S.A.
Command: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
Location: HKU\S-1-5-21-...\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Program file information about "Skype.exe":

File name: Skype.exe
File path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
File size: 21444224 bytes
Last modified time: 5/8/2014 9:51:52 AM
File description: Skype
File version:
Company name: Skype Technologies S.A.

It is recommended to disable "Skype" as a startup program. You can start Skype yourself when you need it.


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