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Should I remove Skype Packages?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
83% remove it17% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,212
United States Rank #14,445
Reach 0.0204%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.87 days
379.75 days >
Average installed length: 199.53 days

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Skype Packages

What is Skype Packages?

Warning, this is not part of Skype. This is an adware bundle distributed through the InstallCore download manager through SuperCool Applications. These packages are ad-supported that include the original program as well as the included advertiser software, mostly web browser extensions for search and coupons. This particular software is just an uninstaller that is designed to remove the bundled programs.

About  (from installCore)

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. ...  Read more


The primary executable is named uninstaller.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 1 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,114,624 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Skype 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 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\0b1t1l2v1t1j1l\skype packages
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\0B1T1L2V1T1J1L\Skype Packages\uninstaller.exe /Uninstall /NM="Skype Packages" /AN="0B1T1L2V1T1J1L" /MBN="Skype Packages"
Estimated size: 1.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Skype Packages

Program executable:uninstaller.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Application Internet
Application Internet Setup
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\0b1t1l2v1t1j1l\skype packages\uninstaller.exe

How do I remove Skype Packages?

You can uninstall Skype 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 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 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) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 83%
Keep it 17%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.59%
Windows 10 36.97%
Windows XP 5.71%
Windows Vista 2.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.34%
Windows 8.1 19.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.45%
Windows 7 Professional 8.46%
Windows 8 6.22%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.00%
  France 9.33%
  United Kingdom 8.46%
  Brazil 4.77%
  Germany 4.56%
  Italy 4.12%
  Poland 3.25%
  Australia 3.04%
  Canada 2.60%
  India 2.60%
  Sweden 1.95%
  Spain 1.74%
  Netherlands 1.74%
  Norway 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.35%
Acer 19.11%
Dell 14.33%
ASUS 14.33%
Toshiba 8.53%
Lenovo 3.75%
Samsung 3.75%
Intel 1.37%
Alienware 1.02%
Medion 1.02%
Sahara 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.49%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.85%
ASUS All Series 3.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.21%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.56%
ASUSTeK K54C 1.92%


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