What is the SkypeIEPlugin.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The SkypeIEPlugin.dll process is also known as Skype add-on for IE or, as the case may be, Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer and is a part of Skype Click to Call or, as the case may be, Skype Toolbars. This software is produced by Skype Technologies SA (www.skype.com) or, as the case may be, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of SkypeIEPlugin.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Skype add-on for IE has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Skype add-on for IE has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SkypeIEPlugin.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module SkypeIEPlugin.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about SkypeIEPlugin.dll Skype add-on for IE
SkypeIEPlugin.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. SkypeIEPlugin.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 4,502,400 bytes (9% of all these files), 1,725,056 bytes as well as 45 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C or, as the case may be, AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. SkypeIEPlugin.dll is capable of monitor other applications as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 28% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves SkypeIEPlugin.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about SkypeIEPlugin?
|its a skype addon dost 2 anthing. |
|Just A Plug-In For IE Explorer So When You See A Number You Can Click It And It Will Call It For You And The Files Located In C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer (further information...) |
|Its harmless, can be good if you use skype to make calls (further information...) |
Summary: 2 users judge SkypeIEPlugin.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Skype Click to Call or Skype Toolbars
To remove Skype add-on for IE from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Skype Click to Call or Skype Toolbars in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if SkypeIEPlugin.dll (Skype add-on for IE) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Skype add-on for IE. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Skype add-on for IE or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SkypeIEPlugin.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.