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A guide to uninstall Skype™ 5.5 from your PC

Skype™ 5.5 is a Windows application. Read below about how to uninstall it from your PC. It is produced by Skype Technologies S.A.. Check out here for more info on Skype Technologies S.A.. Please open if you want to read more on Skype™ 5.5 on Skype Technologies S.A.'s web page. Skype™ 5.5 is normally installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype folder, but this location may vary a lot depending on the user's option when installing the application. You can uninstall Skype™ 5.5 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line MsiExec.exe /X{AA59DDE4-B672-4621-A016-4C248204957A}. Note that you might receive a notification for admin rights. Skype™ 5.5's main file takes about 16.56 MB (17361032 bytes) and is called Skype.exe.

Skype™ 5.5 is comprised of the following executables which take 16.65 MB (17459336 bytes) on disk:

  • Skype.exe (16.56 MB)
  • SkypeIEPluginBroker.exe (96.00 KB)

The current web page applies to Skype™ 5.5 version 5.5.113 alone. Click on the links below for other Skype™ 5.5 versions: to view all...
Many files, folders and Windows registry data can be left behind when you are trying to remove Skype™ 5.5 from your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Skype™ 5.5:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\desktop.ini
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\icon.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPluginBroker.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\uninstall.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeBrowserOptions.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypePnr.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Skype for Chromium\MSIExecWatcher.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Skype for Chromium\RemovePreferences.vbs
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Skype for Chromium\skype_chrome_extension.crx
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\SkypeToolbars.msi
  • C:\Windows\Installer\{AA59DDE4-B672-4621-A016-4C248204957A}\SkypeIcon.exe

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4EDD95AA276B12640A61C442284059A7
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{AA59DDE4-B672-4621-A016-4C248204957A}

Open regedit.exe to remove the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\4EDD95AA276B12640A61C442284059A7\ProductName

How to uninstall Skype™ 5.5 from your computer with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Skype™ 5.5 is a program released by the software company Skype Technologies S.A.. Sometimes, computer users decide to erase this application. Sometimes this is efortful because deleting this manually takes some skill regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE approach to erase Skype™ 5.5 is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows PC.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on the computer will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Skype™ 5.5 or simply click the Search field and type in "Skype™ 5.5". The Skype™ 5.5 app will be found automatically. After you click Skype™ 5.5 in the list of apps, some data regarding the application is available to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have regarding Skype™ 5.5, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Skype™ 5.5:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: MsiExec.exe /X{AA59DDE4-B672-4621-A016-4C248204957A}
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the removal by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will then uninstall Skype™ 5.5.
Uninstall Skype™ 5.5

8. After uninstalling Skype™ 5.5, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items of Skype™ 5.5 which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Skype™ 5.5 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to remove Skype™ 5.5 by Skype Technologies S.A. from your computer, we are not saying that Skype™ 5.5 by Skype Technologies S.A. is not a good software application. This page simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Skype™ 5.5 in case you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-21 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 23:38:26.007