Remove Skype from Windows 10 computer

 

Skype is not what it once was and it is now also installed by and as part of Microsoft's Windows 10 installations. You will not find anywhere to uninstall Skype, in either a stand alone uninstall program or within Windows.

But here to the rescue comes a small program by PCdust.com "SRT". You do not even have to install it. Just download it and double click the file and then follow directions. Suggest to download SRT (.NET 4.0 version). It removes all traces of Skype.

Link to download " https://pcdust.com/software/ "

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Remove Skype via PowerShell

If you prefer to not download something and are a PowerShell user you can open Powershell as an admin and type (copy/paste):

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.SkypeApp | Remove-AppxPackage

As a side note, I've found visiting: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/
offers a Plethora (I wanted to use that word) of Windows 10 help and guidance

Uninstaller

There is an app called Revo uninstaller that can remove all traces of most any app on the computer

Microsoft is not investing

Microsoft is not investing any time and money on Skype anymore because their whole concentration is on Teams. Most if not all corporations have switched to Teams. They have now introduced Teams for individual Microsoft accounts as well. I have got Teams account for my personal Microsoft account as well.

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Check your PC; you probably have this too

I noticed a number of unauthorized, unwanted apps were installed into Win 10 by Microsoft recently. This included Skype, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga, and some others. I just took them out using Windows' Settings > Apps > Apps and Features. If you open Settings > Apps > Apps and Features you can see if you have similar intruders and remove them there.

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Thanks

Thanks

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Don't have any of those

Lost Anyway wrote:

I noticed a number of unauthorized, unwanted apps were installed into Win 10 by Microsoft recently. This included Skype, Facebook, Candy Crush Saga, and some others. I just took them out using Windows' Settings > Apps > Apps and Features. If you open Settings > Apps > Apps and Features you can see if you have similar intruders and remove them there.

But I do have "Microsoft Edge" and even though I have a special little program which is supposed to delete EDGE I don't seem to be able to get rid of it.

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Don’t rely on “special little programs”

See https://www.techradar.com/how-to/how-to-remove-microsoft-edg... on how to remove Edge and not have it return.

Keep in mid that adding 3rd party utilities often opens up other undesirable activity.

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Actually

John from PA wrote:

Keep in mid that adding 3rd party utilities often opens up other undesirable activity.

It is not really a program, but a ***.reg file which automatically changes an entry in the Registry.

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Maybe even worse…

Melaqueman wrote:
John from PA wrote:

Keep in mid that adding 3rd party utilities often opens up other undesirable activity.

It is not really a program, but a ***.reg file which automatically changes an entry in the Registry.

In my book, *.reg files are even more dangerous than a simple 3rd party utility. I’ve been in the technology sector for many years, written code, been in IT and today (in retirement) repair PC’s. I hate to tell you how many machines I get that will not boot and the owner mentions using a *.reg file. If you do this you really need to know your source. Don’t get me wrong, reg files can fix things, I just prefer to examine the content and understand what the files does, before I add it to the registry.

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Agrre

I agree with what you are saying, but I've had this reg file for quite some time and I have also seen the changes in the REGISTRY!

I would not be using it if it had not come from a reputable source.

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Gotta love winblowz as a 'service'. Not.

FMS.

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I found Skype in the

I found Skype in the Add/Remove settings and uninstalled in the past. Maybe things have changed or maybe it doesn't perform a complete removal?

Doesn't appear to be a *.reg file

Melaqueman wrote:

It is not really a program, but a ***.reg file which automatically changes an entry in the Registry.

In doing some further investigation of your link https://pcdust.com/software/, when you go there you get to the PCDust website. When you then hover your mouse over the SRT (.NET 4.0 version as you suggest), Windows reports to me it is about to download and execute a file named SRTa.exe. That seems to be an executable file, not a registry file. *.reg files when executed yield a user prompt about importing which also does not appear. Having said that there are ways to have regedit run in a silent mode.

The point I'm making is that it is a good idea when downloading or running files, you keep an eye (at least in Windows) on that lower left corner to see what you may be downloading. In addition, downloading and executing a file of unknown origin is risky.

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run regedit

Rather than using a utility to edit the registry, I would rather run regedit. There is no risk of running malware in doing that. Before running regedit, remember to back up the registry first. This makes it reversible. Also, do you trust the source of the edit information? Slashing and burning in the registry is not advisable.

Remember that Windows is persistent in restoring registry keys the user wants to edit, if it is in the interest of MS.

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Files

John from PA wrote:
Melaqueman wrote:

It is not really a program, but a ***.reg file which automatically changes an entry in the Registry.

In doing some further investigation of your link https://pcdust.com/software/, when you go there you get to the PCDust website. When you then hover your mouse over the SRT (.NET 4.0 version as you suggest), Windows reports to me it is about to download and execute a file named SRTa.exe. That seems to be an executable file, not a registry file. *.reg files when executed yield a user prompt about importing which also does not appear. Having said that there are ways to have regedit run in a silent mode.

The point I'm making is that it is a good idea when downloading or running files, you keep an eye (at least in Windows) on that lower left corner to see what you may be downloading. In addition, downloading and executing a file of unknown origin is risky.

With all due respect you are getting two things mixed up..
The SRTa.exe is a small program which requires no installation.

But I also have a ***.reg file which will remove certain settings.

Two different things.

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*.reg file isn't at the link you provided

I am well aware of the difference between an "exe" file and a "reg file. I do not know why but the link you provided does not offer the *.reg file you indicate that you have. It simply and only offers the SRTa.exe file.

A registry file will open with Notepad and you can examine the anticipated changes that will be made to the registry. I can't do that with the *.exe file.

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NO link

John from PA wrote:

I am well aware of the difference between an "exe" file and a "reg file. I do not know why but the link you provided does not offer the *.reg file you indicate that you have. It simply and only offers the SRTa.exe file.

A registry file will open with Notepad and you can examine the anticipated changes that will be made to the registry. I can't do that with the *.exe file.

I never put up a link for the reg file, simply because I do not have one since I found it quite some time ago !

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What was this (from your initial statement?

Melaqueman wrote:

I never put up a link for the reg file, simply because I do not have one since I found it quite some time ago !

What the heck was this?

Melaqueman wrote:

It is not really a program, but a ***.reg file which automatically changes an entry in the Registry.

AND THIS

Melaqueman wrote:

But here to the rescue comes a small program by PCdust.com "SRT". You do not even have to install it. Just download it and double click the file and then follow directions. Suggest to download SRT (.NET 4.0 version). It removes all traces of Skype.

Link to download " https://pcdust.com/software/ "

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John from PA