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Should I remove Skype Free Download Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,419
United States Rank #13,344
Reach 0.0199%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.74 days
493.90 days >
Average installed length: 259.51 days

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Skype Free Download Packages

What is Skype Free Download Packages?

Skype Free Download Packages is a software bundle distributed through the InstallCore download manager. These packages may be ad-supported that include the original program as well as the included advertiser software which in some cases may include adware. This particular software is just an uninstaller that is designed to remove the bundled programs.

Form the publisher - "The downloader manages the entire download process of your software from start to finish. If any offers are accepted, the download manager will include a bundle uninstaller (named "[downloadname] Packages") that will help uninstall all the offers that were included with the download as a group instead of individually. We're able to offer free software because we are advertiser supported. When you download software, it gives our advertisers a chance to speak to you."

About  (from installCore)

Some of the advertisements you see in the installer are delivered by third parties who collect information through cookies, ip address, web beacons, and other technologies about your online activities, in order to understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests. During the insta...  Read more
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Bundles additional prorgams in setup
  • The wisdom of the crowd agrees, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Skype Free Download Packages.
uninstaller.exe (8c7fb9078a63b7e5e899e7a2dbb0db53) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen
Dr.Web Adware.InstallCore.90
ESET-NOD32 8.9264 Win32/InstallCore.AZ
F-Prot v6. W32/InstallCore.W.gen
Rising Antivirus PE:Malware.XPACK-LNR/Heur!1.5594
Vba32 AntiVirus BScope.P2P-Worm.Palevo
Skype Free Download Packages has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\1o1l1i1ptf1f1c1n\skype free download packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\1O1L1I1PtF1F1C1N\Skype Free Download Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="Skype Free Download Packages" /AN="1O1L1I1
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Skype Free Download Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\1o1l1i1ptf1f1c1n\skype free download packages\uninstaller.exe

How do I remove Skype Free Download Packages?

You can uninstall Skype Free Download Packages from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Skype Free Download Packages, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Skype Free Download Packages.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.96%
Windows Vista 7.11%
Windows 10 6.60%
Windows XP 5.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.34%
Windows 7 Professional 10.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.86%
Windows 8.1 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.83%
  United Kingdom 11.25%
  Canada 5.00%
  Australia 4.17%
  Israel 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  France 1.88%
  Greece 1.88%
  New Zealand 1.46%
  South Africa 1.46%
  Belgium 1.25%
  Germany 1.25%
  India 1.25%
  Malaysia 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.96%
Dell 20.38%
Acer 15.47%
Toshiba 7.55%
ASUS 7.17%
Lenovo 4.15%
Samsung 3.02%
Intel 1.13%
Sony 1.13%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.43%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.16%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.16%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.53%


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