Can’t Uninstall Skype on Windows 7/XP/Chrome?

Are you googling answer to troubleshoot Skype uninstall issue? Then how do I fully uninstall Skype?

Well, some of you may have encountered the rarely seen error code "2753" while you tried to remove Skype program. And for other reason, you just cannot update/reinstall, nor successfully uninstall Skype on your Windows. If you had tried nearly every possible solution to remove Skype and it remaining in your system, then there is still an uninstall tool featuring you removing it and most other unwanted programs on your Windows device.

To manually or completely get rid of Skype, we’d better review its express installation…

  • Step 1: Install options for the main application Skype
    • Select your language: English (by default) / Español / Français…
    • "Run Skype when the computer starts" (Note: You will be able to learn or share my idea on how to softly uninstall Skype from Windows Startup: “Launchy uninstall“)
    • "C:\Program Files\Skype\" (Note: You can force remove or delete Skype here by employing this perfect uninstaller for Windows PUPs.)

    Uninstall Skype - 1

  • Step 2: Skype Click to Call
    • Option: Install Skype Click to Call (Note: To completely uninstall the Skype software, you need to remove this recommended Skype Click to Call as well.)

    Uninstall Skype - 2

  • Step 3: "Make Bing™ your search engine"
    • Option 1: Make Bing my search engine (Note: To entirely uninstall Skype, you may need to restore or change your search provider later.)
    • Option 2: Make MSN my homepage (Note: Similarly, you may need to manually remove this MSN to totally uninstall Skype on your Windows system.)
    • * Applies to Internet Explorer and Firefox

How Do I Completely Uninstall Skype on My Windows 8 system?

Note This portion describes how to manually uninstall Skype via its supplied uninstaller program. If the Add or Remove Programs / Programs and Features is malfunctioning, or you’re concerned about the incorrect altered registry entry(ies), then you can skip my steps below – here I recommend that you use a time-saver method instead – download this smart uninstaller program , which can help you uninstall Skype and other mentioned optional items in less than just a few minutes.

  1. Using my administrator account, I first save all my personal files, apps and then, I close them.
  2. Then I click the following Skype menu and launch the option "Close" on the menu.
  3. But I find that Skype is still running in Apps of Task Manager! OKay… I first find and remember its installation folder by right clicking on it and launching option "Open file location" – this step can enable me to cleanly uninstall Skype by cleaning its potential remains after completing its default un-installation later on. Then I right click on the following Skype program and run the option "End task" on the context menu.
  4. Afterwards, I double click Control Panel on my screen and then I click Uninstall a program in it.
  5. Then I first locate the following Skype™ 6.2 item and then, I launch Uninstall option for it to automatically remove it from Uninstall or change a program list.
    • Publisher: Skype Technologies S.A.
    • Size: 20.2 MB
    • Product version: 6.2.106
    • Help link:[dot]com/ui/

  6. Then the following Programs and Features is displayed a message "Are you sure you want to uninstall Skype™ 6.2?". I click Yes on it.
  7. Then I have to wait a while and then I select the option Yes from the following User Account Control window to continue to uninstall Skype. You can also refer to the tips above to uninstall Skype on your Windows 7, Windows Vista system.
    • Program name: 57c8cf.msi
    • Verified publisher: Skype Technologies SA
    • Program location: … C:\Windows\Installer\57c8cf.msi

  8. To automatically uninstall Skype, "Please wait while Windows configures Skype™ 6.2".
  9. After a while, my default web browser Mozilla Firefox 17.0.1 opens up and shows me the following Install Add-on page.
    • Info: about:newaddon?id={82AF8DCA-6DE9-405D-BD5E-43525BDAD38A}
    • Item: Skype Click to Call
    • Location: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\{82AF8D..,} (Note: If you cannot disable this plugin, please add its installation folder to this uninstall tool to forcibly uninstall Skype Click to Call from your Firefox program.)
  10. Well, I do not want to install this plugin by Skype and then I directly close that page above.
  11. Then I go back to Programs and Features window, shown below. And I go on to locate the unwanted Skype Click to Call and press Enter key on my keyboard to remove it from my programs list and to fully uninstall Skype.
  12. Launching the provided Uninstall option for Skype Click to Call, I click Yes on Programs and Features below, "Are you sure you want to uninstall Skype Click to Call?".
    • Size: 18.1 MB
    • Product version: 6.6.11664
    • Help link:[dot]com/category/SKYPE_…

  13. Then UAC appears and I have to choose Yes from it to go on to uninstall Skype Click to Call from Uninstall or change a program list.
    • Program location: C:\Windows\Installer\57c8d3.msi

  14. "Please wait while Windows configures Skype Click to Call".
  15. Then I refresh Uninstall or change a program to ensure that I’ve successfully uninstalled Skype suite.
  16. Here, I wanna manually reboot my system so that I can thoroughly uninstall Skype and its leftover program files and every registry key associated with the uninstalled main program. Moreover, to completely uninstall Skype, I need to remove Bing and its related settings. Please go through the half-geeky steps to cleanly uninstall Skype from your computer:
    • 1) from "Home Page" of Firefox;
    • Note Related URL, http://www.msn[dot]com/?pc=UP22&ocid=UP22DHP&dt=030413

    • 2) from Firefox’s Manage Search Engine List and then restore Google as my favourite search engine.
    • 3) from Windows Internet Explorer’s Home page by launching "Use default" or "Use new tab". (The same URL that changed my FF’s homepage) and then click OK directly.
  17. To completely get Skype uninstall done that you may do not want to do, I mean that I am going to do the following tasks: 1) back up my Registry Editor; 2) manually detect and clean out those Skype-related traces to permanently uninstall it from my system. If you cannot do so, please download my recommended perfect uninstall tool to safely uninstall Skype and all (associated) traces of it.
    • C:\Users\(Your computer name here)\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\\support\flashplayer\sys, (File folder)
    • C:\Users\(Your computer name here)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive, Critical_Skype.exe_80df8b2524164676de88ee9244f81617431b3_138719b9
    • C:\ProgramData\Skype\{4E76FF7E-AEBA-4C87-B788-CD47E5425B9D}, SkypeToolbars (Windows Installer Package (.msi))
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache, "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.ApplicationCompany – Skype Technologies S.A.", "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe.FriendlyAppName – Skype", "C:\Users\Delbert\Desktop\SkypeSetup.exe.ApplicationCompany – Skype Technologies S.A."; …
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{B9AA1F11-F480-4054-A84E-B5D9277E40A8}\1.0\0\win32, "(Default) – C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe\3"
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{B9AA1F11-F480-4054-A84E-B5D9277E40A8}\1.0\HELPDIR, "(Default) – (Default)"

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