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What is skype4com.dll?

Part of Skype4COM by Skype Technologies

What is it?

Skype4COM is an ActiveX component that represents the Skype API as objects, with properties, commands, events and notifications. Use Skype4COM in any ActiveX environment, such as Visual Studio or Delphi, and with a standard scripting language, such as Visual Basic, PHP, or JavaScript. If you have Skype installed on a computer that's connected to the Internet, you can make phone calls, send text messages, connect to video chats, access voice mail, send instant messages and much more. By default.
Description of skype4com.dll from Skype Technologies
Skype Accessories enhance the Skype experience for Skype users. They can be hardware products or software applications, but they’re all created by developers who use the Skype Public API, a text-based protocol, to interact with Skype software. Why just talk when you can see each other face-to-face? Video call your family in Australia, your friends in Spain or your colleagues in Japan, for free. It’s the next best thing to being there. Call people all over the world on their phone or mobile from just 1.2¢ per minute* using Skype. Talk to anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world, for free with a Skype-to-Skype call. Catch up with your backpacking brother in Asia, check in with your boss away in the US – call any Skype contact for free. Group video calling.
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How is skype4com.dll loaded?

PROTOCOLS handler - skype4com.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of skype4com with and identifier of {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D}. Asynchronous pluggable protocols such as a Protocol Handlers enables applications to create pluggable protocol handlers that work with Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Context menu handler - skype4com.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX. Windows Explorer displays a context menu for a file object when it is clicked with the right mouse button. This context menu allows various operations to be performed on the file object from within Explorer, like printing it or opening it with another program.
Approved shell extension - skype4com.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {3D60EDA7-9AB4-4DA8-864C-D9B5F2E7281D}. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.
Mozilla plugin - skype4com.dll runs within the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser as plugin. skype4com.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Office Authorization with and identifier of SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@microsoft.com/OfficeAuthz,version=14.0. Plugins help the Mozilla Firefox Web browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files like Adobe Flash or Apple QuickTime.
Wallpaper - Wallpaper also desktop picture and desktop background is an image used as a background on a computer screen for Windows. Wallpaper is the term used in Microsoft Windows before Windows Vista where it is called the Desktop Background.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the skype4com.dll file.Of the 0.1% of skype4com.dll users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module skype4com.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00028983% CPU24.2%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
71 context switches/sec473.3%
Average context switches for all programs is 15 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\skype\skype4com.dll

Are there other versions of Skype4COM?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)

About Skype Technologies

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: skype4com.dll
Publisher: Skype Technologies (verified)
Name: Skype4COM
Description: Skype for COM API
Version: 1, 0, 38, 0
Size: 2.06 MB
Original file name: Skype4COM.DLL

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 5/27/2010

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.0002898268%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001278064%
User CPU: 0.0001620203%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 675,418
Context switches /sec: 71
Module memory size: 2.06 MB

PROTOCOLS handler details

Name: skype4com
Command: {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D}

Context menu handler details

Name: XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

Mozilla plugin details

Name: Microsoft SharePoint Plug-in for Firefox
Command: SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@microsoft.com/SharePoint,version=14.0

Wallpaper details

Name: Skype4COM.dll

Image hashes

MD5: 6e04c50ca4a3fa2cc812cd7ab84eb6d7
SHA-1: 4183b214fc2ffb8d6f8ed052fb42db279b06d286
SHA-256: b3450a5ae1ec6bee5a14c737a71e60b7007d954d611cbfe83c98cc9b2e79353e

PE image details

File packed: No
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