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How to uninstall Skype from your computer

You can find on this page details on how to remove Skype for Windows. It is produced by Skype Technologies S.A.. More info about Skype Technologies S.A. can be found here. You can get more details related to Skype at . The program is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop folder. Keep in mind that this path can vary depending on the user's decision. The entire uninstall command line for Skype is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Uninstall.exe. The program's main executable file is titled Skype.exe and its approximative size is 79.66 MB (83524968 bytes).

The executable files below are part of Skype. They take about 80.90 MB (84832695 bytes) on disk.

  • Skype.exe (79.66 MB)
  • unins000.exe (922.49 KB)
  • Uninstall.exe (354.59 KB)

This web page is about Skype version alone. Click on the links below for other Skype versions: to view all...
Skype has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders that were left behind:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\skype-preview Crashes

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Skype:
  • C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp\skype-preview Crashes\operation_log.txt

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Skype_is1

Open regedit.exe to delete the values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\audiocall-skype-com
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\message-skype-com
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\skype
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\videocall-skype-com
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp_3.1.0.1016_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\App\Capabilities\URLAssociations\
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppModel\Repository\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.5.9600.22013_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Microsoft.WindowsLive.People\Capabilities\URLAssociations\profile-skype-com
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\program files (x86)\microsoft\skype for desktop\skype.exe.ApplicationCompany
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\program files (x86)\microsoft\skype for desktop\skype.exe.FriendlyAppName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\TCP Query User{FD71864A-458E-4B13-8CE6-05CF0A8AD780}C:\program files (x86)\microsoft\skype for desktop\skype.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\UDP Query User{B5943EB9-A27B-4A90-A34D-5B3BBB15E202}C:\program files (x86)\microsoft\skype for desktop\skype.exe

A way to uninstall Skype from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Skype is an application offered by the software company Skype Technologies S.A.. Sometimes, computer users want to remove it. This can be efortful because uninstalling this by hand requires some knowledge related to removing Windows applications by hand. One of the best QUICK solution to remove Skype 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 PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general utility to optimize your Windows computer.


  • go to Download Link
  • download the setup by clicking on the DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good program.

3. Press the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Skype or simply activate the Search field and type in "Skype". If it exists on your system the Skype application will be found very quickly. When you select Skype in the list , some information regarding the program is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other users have regarding Skype, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the app you wish to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Skype:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Skype for Desktop\Uninstall.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. Confirm the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Skype.
Uninstall Skype

8. After uninstalling Skype, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Skype which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By uninstalling Skype with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Skype by Skype Technologies S.A. from your computer, nor are we saying that Skype by Skype Technologies S.A. is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Skype supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2019-11-05 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2019-11-05 20:00:17.217