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Should I remove Skyrim Script Extender SKSE?

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How common is it?
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1.6.5, compatible with runtime on 24 Oct 93.75%
1.5.11 6.25%

Skyrim Script Extender SKSE

What is Skyrim Script Extender SKSE?

Skyrim Script Extender, commonly referred to by the abbreviation SKSE, extends the scripting capabilities of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and is the extended library. Some mods require SKSE in order to work properly.

About  (from Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel and Paul Connelly)

After SKSE is installed, Skyrim must be launched through skse_loader.exe instead of "TESV.exe": otherwise, the SKSE will simply not load and mods that depend on SKSE will not function properly. Wrye Bash and Nexus Mod Manager have a useful function for launching Skyrim via SKSE: alternatively, the default shortcut ca...  Read more


The most common release is 1.6.5, compatible with runtime on 24 oct, with over 98% 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 4.18 MB (4,381,469 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: skse.silverlock.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 4.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Skyrim Script Extender SKSE

  • TESV.exe (by Bethesda Softworks) - TESV: Skyrim (Skyrim)
  • skse_loader.exe - SKSE (A component of the Skyrim Script Extender)
  • skse_steam_loader.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • skse_1_9_32.dll
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe (by Bethesda Softworks) - Skyrim Launcher
  • FXAA_Tool.exe (by FXAA PPI) - FXAA_Tool
  • skse_1_8_151.dll
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • TESV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A275C37D-DF35-4A8A-9620-62855BCFA699}' (runs on registration).
  • skse_loader.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_skse_loader_mirykSnommoc1~AMAETSmaetSD'.
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{851BD122-89A4-4FD3-9BCC-5C00B80F4DBD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove Skyrim Script Extender SKSE?

Quickly and completely remove Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE) from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Skyrim Script Extender SKSE 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 Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE), 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 Skyrim Script Extender SKSE.

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.25%
Windows 10 18.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 10 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8.1 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.88%
  Australia 6.25%
  Brazil 3.13%
  Belgium 3.13%
  Norway 3.13%
  Switzerland 3.13%
  New Zealand 3.13%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Alienware 12.50%
Common models
MSI MS-7522 14.29%
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP 14.29%
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 14.29%
Dell Latitude E6530 14.29%
Dell Inspiron 5521 14.29%
CLEVO P151EM 14.29%


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