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What is SkypePlugin.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the SkypePlugin.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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SkypePlugin.exe file information

The process known as SkypePlugin.exe belongs to software SkypePlugin by Realtek Semiconductor (www.realtek.com.tw).

Description: SkypePlugin.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SkypePlugin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 265,728 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 277,720 bytes or 222,720 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/skypeplugin.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The application has no file description. SkypePlugin.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify SkypePlugin.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SkypePlugin.exe. Therefore, you should check the SkypePlugin.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Its publisher is Realtek semiconductor corp, and it is used for bluetooth services. At least that is what skype said about it.
  Just a guy   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of SkypePlugin.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving SkypePlugin issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SkypePlugin. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SkypePlugin.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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