Skype is a popular software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. It also allows users to talk to each other via text, voice and video if your computer has a camera. Calls to other users within the Skype service are free, while calls to both traditional landline telephones and mobile phones can be made for a fee using a debit-based user account system.
Problem: Whenever we start our computer the Skype application automatically runs and if we try to close it, it gets minimized to quick launch icon tray and makes our computer slow.
Solution: I had created a simple application or you can it software/utility to terminate skype on windows. The application is just one line command that stops skype for current session or next restart.
Download Skype Terminator Win App (27 KB)
Stop Skype Manually
To stop skype just type the DOS command manually in RUN and stop it for current session.
This command is simple, it will simply kills or stops the running task whose image name is skype.exe and with force.
How to Stop Skype Forever Running Automatically?
3 Different ways
Skype starts running automatically because by default it has been mentioned to start automatically. To stop skype just change the setting in your skype:
Open skype —> tools —> options —>uncheck “start skype when I start windows”
Or alternatively to stop skype you can try
Goto start—> Run box/Search—> msconfig—> enter —> startup—-> uncheck skype…..apply—->ok and restart your pc.
And finally if you can do all above things you can try to my application in windows startup folder so that if skype starts automatically my application can stop it at startup by running automatically.
Go to start > All programs > Startup > right click and open startup folder > copy my Skype Terminator Win application in it and forget everything.
I hope these tricks had helped you to stop skype from running automatically and making your computer slow.