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1% remove it99% keep it
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Skype Launcher

What is Skype Launcher?  (from Skype Technologies)

With Skype Launcher you are not bound to one Skype account system. Skype Launcher enables you to use all your Skype accounts at the same time, machine, and session. It also supports 64-bit systems. With the USB Export function you can use Skypes mobility feature without missing the auto sign-on done via Skype Launcher....  Read more


Skype Launcher is a program developed by Skype Technologies. The most used version is, with over 1% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is SkypeStarter.exe. The software installer includes 2 files and is usually about 1.17 MB (1,228,414 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 27% of users of Skype Launcher come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.skype.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Skype-Launcher\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Skype-Launcher\UninstallerSkype.exe
Estimated size: 1.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Skype Launcher

Program executable:SkypeStarter.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Skype-Launcher\SkypeStarter.exe
Additional files:
  • SkypeStarter.exe
  • UninstallerSkype.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SkypeStarter.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{58A4DF88-27C6-4BD7-96E9-20CB9D8829A4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Skype Launcher?

You can uninstall Skype Launcher 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(TM) Launcher, 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 Launcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.67%
Windows 10 9.22%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 84.96%
Windows 10 Home 7.15%
Windows 7 Professional 3.58%
Windows 7 Starter 1.47%
Windows 10 Pro 1.26%
Windows 7 Home Basic 0.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.72% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 26.72%
  Germany 16.84%
  France 8.32%
  Italy 6.24%
  United States 4.89%
  Spain 4.68%
  Portugal 2.60%
  Sweden 2.18%
  Israel 1.87%
  Ireland 1.87%
  Belgium 1.77%
  Poland 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Norway 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 98.93%
Acer 0.21%
ASUS 0.21%
Lenovo 0.11%
Dell 0.11%
Alienware 0.11%
Packard Bell 0.11%
Hewlett-Packard 0.11%
American Megatrends 0.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 37.07%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450D 12.82%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 6.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450 6.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 5.24%

About Skype Technologies

Skype (now a Microsoft company) developes and operates the VoIP software and service Skype which was released as a simple computer-to-computer, or computer-to-telephone program.
Publisher URL: www.skype.com


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