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SkypeApp.exe - where does this come from??

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by OM2, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2007
    There's others as well.
    SkypeDesktop or something.
    On my other laptop I've seen things like 'Phone ...', I forget what it's called.

    Where the heck does Skype come from???
    Why is it using ANY of my resources?
    Is it a vital component of Windows 10 - without which would make the system crumble??

    I've looked up the names of the other services - they are genuine ones part of the system.
    I don't want them there!!!

    Skype: is NOT in my Startup process list - if it is... it's disabled.
    But it STILL shows up!!

    Acronis!! Heck that's another one!! I REMOVED from it starting up...
    But then I find it STILL running somehow.
    I kill it. 1 hour later its back.

    Apart from making some code to delete unwanted... what can I do?

  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    If you go to Start button > Settings > Apps > Apps & Features. You will see All of the Windows applications, built-in or user-installed. From there, you can uninstall them.

    Acronis is a hard drive image program, it is used for backup. If you did not install it, then probably somebody who looks after your machine did. It is capable of scheduled backups I think, I am not sure, I don't use that one.

    Skype is a video messaging app. Like the long predicted video phone concept from ages ago. Comes with Windows 10. Of course you need a microphone headset and a web camera attached to your pc to use this.

    Note that Windows' built-in apps cannot be permanently removed from the hard drive, the uninstall button only removes it from the current account. This is so that other user accounts can still install them.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019
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