What is SkypeIEPlugin.dll?

SkypeIEPlugin.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Skype add-on for IE.

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SkypeIEPlugin.dll file information

The process known as Skype add-on for IE or Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer or Skype Click to Call IE Add-on or Click to Call with Skype for Internet Explorer or Skype Toolbars or Skype Click to Call

belongs to software Skype Click to Call or Skype or Skype Toolbars or Skype web features or Skype add-on for IE or Click to Call with Skype

by Skype Technologies SA ( or Microsoft (

Description: SkypeIEPlugin.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SkypeIEPlugin.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,725,056 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 1,709,152 bytes and 50 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C or AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497. The program is not visible. The file is able to monitor web browsers. It is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. SkypeIEPlugin.dll is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with SkypeIEPlugin.dll, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall Skype™ or Skype Click to Call from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) go to the support area of the Skype website
  3) make sure that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify SkypeIEPlugin.dll related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SkypeIEPlugin.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SkypeIEPlugin.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Skype add-on for IE has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

its a skype addon dost 2 anthing.
Just A Plug-In For IE Explorer So When You See A Number You Can Click It And It Will Call It For You And The Files Located In C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer
  Francis Pilkington   (further information)
harmloses plugin für IE , womit man direkt auf sites auf eine telefonnummer klicken kann und diese dann angerufen wird
Its harmless, can be good if you use skype to make calls
  carl   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of SkypeIEPlugin.dll: based on 8 votes with 4 user comments. 7 users think SkypeIEPlugin.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving SkypeIEPlugin issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active SkypeIEPlugin process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the SkypeIEPlugin.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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