Removing IE Addon "Skype Browser Helper"

This section provides a tutorial example on how to disable and remove 'Skype Browser Helper' addon from Internet Explorer.

"Skype Browser Helper" is a special IE addon that allows you to call any phone number displayed on a Web page using the Skype application by clicking the Skype icon next to the phone number.

However, you should consider to disable and remove it if you concerned about performance and security. Here is what I did with IE 10:

1. Click menu: Tools > Manage add-ons. You see the Manage Add-ons dialog box showing up.

2. Locate and click "Skype Browser Helper" in the addon list. Then click the "Disable" button.

3. Double-click "Skype Browser Helper". You more details showing up on this addon:

Name:               Skype Browser Helper
Publisher:          Skype Technologies SA
Type:               Browser Helper Object
Architecture:       32-bit
File date:          Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:26 PM
Class ID:           {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497}
Use count:          725
Block count:        7
File:               skypeieplugin.dll
Folder:             C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer

If you want to permanently remove "Skype Browser Helper", you can run Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall "Skype Click to Call" from the computer.

Thanks to Thomas for pointing out the "PDF Link Helper" typo. It's been corrected now.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 What Is an IE Addon

 Removing IE Search Provider Addons

 Disabling IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Google Toolbar"

 Disabling IE Addon "Yahoo! Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Yahoo! Toolbar"

 Disabling IE Addon "Bing Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "Bing Toolbar"

 Removing IE Addon "PDF Link Helper"

Removing IE Addon "Skype Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Lync Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Java Plug in SSV Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Shockwave Flash Object"

 Removing IE Addon "Groove GFS Browser Helper"

 Removing IE Addon "Office Document Cache Handler"

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials


 Full Version in PDF/ePUB