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Should I remove Skype Toolbars?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #628
United States Rank #541
Reach 1.0702%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.99 days
471.61 days >
Average installed length: 247.79 days


5.5.7896 2.64%
5.5.7574 0.71%
5.3.7555 9.68%
5.3.7280 8.02%
5.2.4170 3.62%
5.2.4160 0.35%
5.0.4137 12.04%
5.0.4126 7.63%
5.0.4112 0.18%
5.0.4066 0.18%
1.0.4054 0.64%
1.0.4051 51.90%
1.0.4036 2.40%

Skype Toolbars

What is Skype Toolbars?

The Skype toolbars let people initiate voice and video calls, and instant messages directly from applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer. The toolbar is a row of onscreen buttons or icons that, when clicked, activate key functions of the program. Skype toolbars enable integration of Skype into desktop applications. Toolbars inclide Skype Toolbar for MS Office, Skype Toolbar for Outlook Express and Skype Toolbar for Thunderbird, Skype Toolbar for Internet Explorer, Skype Toolbar for Firefox– as well as an upgrade to the Skype Toolbar for Outlook. After downloading the free toolbar software, a Skype user can call any phone number contained in a Microsoft Office document, email or Web page with one click. Each of the Skype toolbars will recognize a phone number and enable a user to initiate calls, send instant messages and transfer files.

About  (from Skype Technologies)

Extending Skype functionality into popular computer applications brings simple communication and collaboration to our customers. Skype toolbars can be used to streamline the editing or approval process. If a user receives an email about a collaborative project, that user can see the online status of their colleagues an...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.skype.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skype\toolbars\skype for chromium
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{981029E0-7FC9-4CF3-AB39-6F133621921A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.28 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Skype Toolbars

Program executable:msiexecwatcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\skype\toolbars\skype for chromium\msiexecwatcher.exe
Additional files:
  • removepreferences.vbs
  • skype_chrome_extension.crx

How do I remove Skype Toolbars?

You can uninstall Skype Toolbars 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 Toolbars, 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 Toolbars.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Skype Toolbars you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.41%
Windows Vista 11.48%
Windows XP 6.64%
Windows 10 6.46%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.31%
Windows 7 Professional 7.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.43%
Windows 10 Home 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.80%
  United Kingdom 5.49%
  Germany 4.34%
  Canada 3.53%
  Australia 2.69%
  France 2.36%
  Italy 2.03%
  India 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Israel 0.96%
  Spain 0.90%
  MA 0.77%
  Belgium 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.98%
Toshiba 21.14%
Hewlett-Packard 13.44%
Acer 9.50%
Samsung 2.89%
ASUS 2.02%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Intel 0.74%
Lenovo 0.68%
Sahara 0.65%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.54%
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.72%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.92%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.75%
Dell XPS 8300 3.03%

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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