Is skypepm.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of skypepm.exe:









File purpose and description:

skypePM.exe is a file that would have installed separately by you. The exact folder location is also shown below for you. Be sure to verify the exact disk location shown below, as all file locations are listed here so you can verify it is not spyware or adware related. This skypepm.exe file is part of the Skype software and it is called the Skype plugin manager. Many people consider this file a resource hog and have removed it from their startup, as it doesn't appear to do much even though it takes up alot of resources. This file is safe and is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
skypepm.exe

File type:
This is an executable running program.

File or folder location:
This program is found at : C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, skypepm.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of skypepm.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

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