What is SkypeBrowserHost.exe?SkypeBrowserHost.exe for surely is not a virus (at least, if the file has a digital signature), and it is intended to put all the functions, associated with the display and processing of web components, in a separate process. For example, the Web components include the main page, profile editing, advertising banners and authorization form.
It is known that currently these tasks are performed by Internet Explorer, and any critical errors in this browser also affect the program Skype. However, if you move them to a separate process, even if an error occurs, Skype won’t complete its work forcefully. So to say, SkypeBrowserHost.exe plays the role of a sandbox, thanks to which the stability and performance of the program improve.
Can I remove SkypeBrowserHost.exe?According to some tests and user’s messages, the removal of this process doesn’t disable any features of Skype, which seems to work well without this process too. I believe that in the absence of this process Skype uses the standard functions for processing Web components.
Nevertheless, I strongly recommend not to remove SkypeBrowserHost.exe without good reasons for this, since the presence of this process on some computers can be binding, and without it Skype can become unstable.
How to remove SkypeBrowserHost.exe?If you have decided to delete SkypeBrowserHost.exe process on your own risk:
- Close Skype
- Open the folder
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Browser
- Rename the file
SkypeBrowserHost.exeto something else
- Run Skype