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What is c2c_service.exe?

Part of Skype Click to Call by Skype Technologies S.A.

What is it?

The Click & Call Advertising with Skype plug-in highlights Skype contacts and phone numbers on most websites. Within the web browser such as Internet Explorer, click on the number to call it with Skype. Phone numbers and Skype contacts are highlighted wherever they appear on the web.
Description of c2c_service.exe from Skype Technologies S.A.
Call numbers instantly, anywhere on the web, with just one click. It’s like magic – once you install Skype Click to Call, you can call on the web with just one click. Call numbers marked 'free' at no cost. You’ll need a bit of Skype Credit or a subscription to call numbers with a Skype icon.
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How does c2c_service.exe run?

Service - c2c_service.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Skype C2C Service' (Skype C2C Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Skype C2C Service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the c2c_service.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of c2c_service.exe users, 55.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Skype Click to Call?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is c2c_service.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00215% CPU21493.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.96 MB RAM13.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
235 context switches/sec235.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\ProgramData\skype\toolbars\skype c2c service\c2c_service.exe

Are there other versions of Skype Click to Call?

What else is related?

Skype Click to Call Stability

c2c_service.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: ]\PbkK\O (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About Skype Technologies S.A.

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice and video calls and chats over the Internet. Calls to other users within the Skype service are More...
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File details

File name: c2c_service.exe
Publisher: Skype Technologies S.A. (verified)
Name: Skype Click to Call
Description: Skype C2C Service
Size: 3.12 MB
Original file name: c2c_service.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0023597335%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002104059%
User CPU: 0.00214932754055%
Privileged CPU time: 5900835.88 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 710,121,089
CPU cycle count /min: 43,744,270
Context switches /sec: 235
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.74 MB
Peak committed memory: 101.86 MB
Paged memory: 2.96 MB
Peak paged memory: 31.07 MB
Paged system memory: 92.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.84 KB
Working set memory: 4.83 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.8 MB
Min working set memory: 4.66 MB
Private memory: 2.96 MB
Page faults: 15,954,191
Page faults /min: 37
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14,767
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.88 MB
Read transfer /min: 170 Bytes
Total write operations: 14,480
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 9.5 MB
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,112
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 11.9 KB
Other Transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Handle count average: 161
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Command
"C:\ProgramData\Skype\Toolbars\Skype C2C Service\c2c_service.exe"

Service details

Name: Skype C2C Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Skype Click to Call Update Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 9f712b26ee3b0242de997a42fd302e2c
SHA-1: 42c801f40ea396a9435352cbcf1d65cdddf3979f

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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