What is SkypeHost.exe?

SkypeHost.exe is part of Microsoft® Skype and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the SkypeHost.exe version information.

SkypeHost.exe's description is "Microsoft Skype"

SkypeHost.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Messaging_1.11.3005.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about SkypeHost.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SkypeHost.exe:

Product nameMicrosoft® Skype
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft Skype
Internal nameSkypeHost
Original filenameSkypeHost.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version10.0.0.459
File version10.0.0.459

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Skype
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft Skype
Internal nameSkypeHost
Original filenameSkypeHost.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version10.0.0.459
File version10.0.0.459

Digital signatures [?]

SkypeHost.exe is not signed.

VirusTotal report

None of the 52 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SkypeHost.exe file.

None of the 52 anti-virus programs detected the SkypeHost.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to skypehost.exe:

skypehost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

skypehost.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Microsoft Skype has stopped working.

End Program - skypehost.exe. This program is not responding.

skypehost.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

skypehost.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with SkypeHost.exe?

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with SkypeHost.exe. 79% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 764 users.

User vote results: There were 606 votes to remove and 158 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with SkypeHost.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

gingeris writes

2 thumbs

it is a process from new Skype Video app

# 10 Dec 2015, 6:17

John_03 writes

2 thumbs

This process continuously "phones home" according to my firewall. That's why I choose to remove it.

# 16 Dec 2015, 14:33

Frank writes

0 thumbs

My AVG Internet Security detected it and gave me an Application communication request with two alternatives, (1) Allow the application or (2) Block the application. If there is no need to access the Internet I will instruct to Block. Thank you.

# 10 Feb 2016, 11:37

Pedro Miguel Espinosa writes

0 thumbs

AVG antivirus detected it and asked me if I wanted to allow it to access Internet

# 12 Feb 2016, 18:16

betty berry writes

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this shit pops up ever 2 seconds did not sign up fpr it and i want it removed now
skpehost.exe application error

# 31 Oct 2016, 7:20

Roger Karlsson writes

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@betty: It sounds like your installation of Skype crashed. If you are using skype, please check if there's an updated available or talk to Skype's support. If you are not using Skype you can uninstall it. That should stop the "skypehost.exe application error" message from popping up.

Did this solve the problem?

# 6 Nov 2016, 9:14

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