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How to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10

Skypehost.exe is a process on Windows 10 which manages Skype messaging app and Skype desktop application. Even if you don’t have Skype pre-installed on your PC, you will find that Skypehost.exe is still present. This is because of one reason: to run the skype messaging app you still need skypehost.exe file present on your system, and that’s why it’s there.

How to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10

Now the main problem is Skypehost.exe shows high CPU and memory usage in Task Manager. Even if you end its process or disable it, you will again find it running in the background. If you run Skype as a Windows 10 app, it will take a lot of your system resources probably causing high CPU usage, but if you download the desktop version of Skype, you will have no such issues.

So to fix this issue the issue you need to first completely uninstall Skype app for Windows 10 then install the desktop version. So without wasting any time le’s see How to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

How to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Remove Skype from Apps and Features

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Apps.

Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click Apps | How to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10

2. From the left-hand menu, select Apps & features.

3. Now, under Apps & features, heading type skype in the Search box.

Now under Apps & features heading type skype in the Search box

4. Click on Messaging + Skype, and then click Uninstall.

5. Similarly, click on Skype (which is smaller in size) and click Uninstall.

Click on Skype and click Uninstall

6. Reboot your PC to save changes.

Method 2: Remove Skype Via Powershell

1. Press Windows Key + Q to bring up Search, type PowerShell and right-click on PowerShell and select Run as Administrator.

In the Windows search type Powershell then right-click on Windows PowerShell

2. Type the following command into PowerShell and hit Enter after each one:

Get-AppxPackage *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage

Get-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Skype and messaging app through powershell

3. Wait for the command to finish processing and see if you’re able to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10.

4. If you still suck, then again open PowerShell.

5. Type the following command and hit Enter:

Get-AppxPackage | Select Name, PackageFullName

Now it will display all the installed apps on your Windows, just search for Microsoft.SkypeApp| How to Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10

6. Now, it will display all the installed apps on your Windows, search for Microsoft.SkypeApp.

7. Note down the PackageFullName of Microsoft.SkypeApp.

8. Type the following command into PowerShell and hit Enter:

Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

Remove Skype using the following command into powershell Get-AppxPackage PackageFullName | Remove-AppxPackage

Note: Replace PackageFullName with the actual value of Microsoft.SkypeApp.

9. This will successfully remove Skype from your system.

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That’s it you have successfully Disable Skypehost.exe on Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this post then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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