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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

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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    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.
     
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