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Should I remove Skype Launcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
43% remove it57% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,618
United States Rank #622
Reach 0.4209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.22 days
271.91 days >
Average installed length: 142.87 days


2.01 96.25%
1.0.ES 0.01%
1.0 3.74%

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Skype Launcher

What is Skype Launcher?

The Toshiba Skype Launcher is installed with a new Toshiba PC and is designed to launcg Skype.


Skype Launcher is a program developed by TOSHIBA. It is bundled and preinstalled with various Toshiba computers. The most used version is 2.01, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is Skype.exe. The setup package is about 669.54 KB (685,606 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 94% of users of Skype Launcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Mexico.
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This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.toshiba.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Corporation\Skype Launcher
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DA84ECBF-4B79-47F2-B34C-95C38484C058}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 669.54 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Skype Launcher

Program executable:Skype.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Corporation\Skype Launcher\Skype.exe

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 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.
  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.

Uninstall it 43%
Keep it 57%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.55%
Windows 10 6.49%
Windows Vista 2.69%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 85.15%
Windows 10 Home 5.62%
Windows 7 Professional 3.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.65%
Windows 7 Starter 1.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.38%
  Canada 0.36%
  Mexico 0.35%
  PR 0.29%
  Saudi Arabia 0.29%
  Philippines 0.22%
  Israel 0.21%
  Brazil 0.19%
  Colombia 0.18%
  United Kingdom 0.18%
  Germany 0.16%
  Argentina 0.14%
  Indonesia 0.14%
  Australia 0.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 99.91%
Dell 0.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 13.41%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 9.19%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 8.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 5.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 4.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 4.41%


Toshiba electronics, electrical equipment and information technology corporation that is a diversified manufacturer of electrical products, spanning information and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, Internet-based solutions and services, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances.
Publisher URL: www.toshiba.com


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