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Skype Recorder

What is Skype Recorder?

Easy-to-use tool for recording Skype audio conversations.

About  (from Extralabs Software)

Skype Recorder is a surprisingly easy-to-use tool for recording Skype audio conversations. Skype Recorder can record Skype calls automatically. The software has a number of additional handy features such as an automatic record encoding into MP3/WMA/OGG/WAV format, all Skype versions support, conversations in either sin...  Read more


Skype Recorder is a program developed by Extralabs Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is Skype Recorder.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 6.8 MB (7,131,340 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 32% of users of Skype Recorder come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.extralabs.net/skype-recorder.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Skype Recorder\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Skype Recorder\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 6.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Skype Recorder

Program executable:Skype Recorder.exe
Name:Skype Recorder
Path:C:\Program Files\Skype Recorder\Skype Recorder.exe
Additional files:
  • Skype Recorder.exe - Skype Recorder
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • ArmAccess.dll
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • bassenc.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSenc
  • bassmix.dll - BASSmix
  • Skype4COM.dll (by Skype Technologies) - Skype4COM (Skype for COM API)
  • tags.dll - Tags BASS add-on
  • basswma.dll - BASSWMA
  • COMCTL32.OCX (by Microsoft) - COMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • lame.exe
  • msvbvm60.dll (by Microsoft) - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)
  • NCTAudioEditor21.dll (by NCT Company) - NCTAudioEditor2 ActiveX DLL
  • NCTAudioFile2.dll (by NCT Company) - NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX DLL (NCTAudioFile2 ActiveX DLL)
  • NCTAudioInformation2.dll (by Online Media Technologies) - NCTAudioInformation2 ActiveX DLL
  • NCTAudioPlayer2.dll (by Online Media Technologies) - NCTAudioPlayer2 ActiveX DLL
  • NCTAudioRecord2.dll - NCTAudioRecord2 ActiveX DLL
  • NCTAudioTransform2.dll - NCTAudioTransform2 ActiveX DLL
  • oggenc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • Skype4COM.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX' with a class of .
Mozilla Plugin
  • Skype4COM.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Office Authorization'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Skype Recorder.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Skype Recorder' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Skype Recorder\Skype Recorder.exe".

How do I remove Skype Recorder?

Quickly and completely remove Skype Recorder from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Skype Recorder 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Skype Recorder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Recorder.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Skype Recorder you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.44%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows 10 13.33%
Windows XP 8.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.89%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.89%
Windows 8.1 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.00% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 32.00%
  United States 32.00%
  Italy 6.00%
  Czech Republic 4.00%
  Russia 4.00%
  Argentina 2.00%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Germany 2.00%
  DZ 2.00%
  Spain 2.00%
  United Kingdom 2.00%
  Ireland 2.00%
  MA 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.29%
Acer 17.14%
Dell 11.43%
Sony 11.43%
Toshiba 2.86%
Packard Bell 2.86%
Gateway 2.86%
Alienware 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
ASUS 2.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.76%
Sony VPCEH2J1E 5.88%
Sony VPCF13E1E 2.94%
HP HDX 18 Notebook PC 2.94%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.94%


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