SkypeLauncher

SkypeLauncher

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,888,836
  • Date Added:
    February 29, 2012
  • File Size:
    907.59KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,308
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Do you use more than one Skype account? One developer grew frustrated with the limitations of trying to use his multiple Skype accounts on one machine in one session, so he wrote Skype Launcher, a simple piece of freeware that automatically signs in to multiple Skype accounts with a single click. It automatically detects accounts that are already signed in to Skype and only launches offline accounts.

Skype Launcher opened with the Skype Launcher Configuration utility, to which we added our Skype accounts by entering each account's name and password in a pop-up. A check box let us choose whether to start Skype Launcher as soon as we logged in. Clicking More expanded the interface with a panel full of Advanced Settings, most of which govern how Skype Launcher behaves. We could also click USB to send our data to an external storage device. When we'd finished adding our accounts and selecting our options, we clicked Save, which closed the configuration tool. However, we could reopen it at any time from Skype Launcher's Start Menu folder.

Once we'd set up Skype Launcher with our accounts, it automatically opened them for us so we could enter our password and log in (our preferences) when we clicked Skype Launcher's icon. Skype Launcher automatically checked for updates, too, and also sought an alternative log-on method when a network glitch kicked back one of our accounts during sign-in. We tried Skype Launcher with only two Skype accounts, but the program seems able to handle as many accounts as you can. In any case, Skype Launcher is a good call.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL !!!"

    April 11, 2014   |   By vikman2007

    Version: SkypeLauncher 1.6.5

    Pros

    NO PRONS !!! comes with 4 spam injectors one of those is the famous conduit....

    it took 2 hours and 2 antiviruses to remove this GARBAG3 !!!

    Cons

    it took 2 hours and 2 antiviruses to remove this GARBAG3 !!!

    Summary

    Please do not install !!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Installer installs lots of malware and adware. AVOID!"

    March 26, 2014   |   By reaxion

    Version: SkypeLauncher 1.6.5

    Pros

    The application appears to be real, until you discover it has spammed your computer with malware.

    Cons

    Installs copious amounts of PUP adware/malware without asking. Slowed my machine down to a crawl but cleaned it out with Malwarebytes Antimalware.

    Summary

    Terrible trojan application. DO NOT INSTALL!

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  • 3 stars

    "Works as expected"

    November 07, 2013   |   By heffeque

    Version: SkypeLauncher 1.6.5

    Pros

    It does what it has to do. It can be configured as pleased.

    Cons

    If you let it, it'll install all kinds of adware. (I took a point out of it because of that. It's not fair for people with poor computer skills).

    The configuration process is a bit complicated for some, specially now that it won't work on Skype 6.10 and up without manually setting the "alternative login (>4 Skype)". Most people will probably think that it doesn't work, when it's just a matter of enabling that option. (I took another point out of the score for this too).

    Summary

    If you know what you're doing, it works without problems.

    If you don't completely know how to work yourself out of both "cons" that I described above, then you're going to have a bad time.

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  • 1 stars

    "Beware of Virus"

    February 16, 2013   |   By carl hayman

    Version: SkypeLauncher 1.6.5

    Pros

    Repeat beware of virus

    Cons

    Change some setting on my computer.
    loaded down with malware and spyware
    Hijack google chrome and added toolbars
    that can not be removed.
    Repeat beware of virus.

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  • 1 stars

    "No mention of this programme being detcted as malware"

    August 19, 2012   |   By sparkie59

    Version: SkypeLauncher 1.6.5

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    the programme continually gets picked up as a PUP or suspicious programme

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  • 5 stars

    "Works now with Skype 5.8"

    March 01, 2012   |   By boagoa

    Version: SkypeLauncher 1.6.5

    Pros

    ..........

    Cons

    ..........

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.6.5
    Version 1.6.5:
    • Added full support for Skype 5.8
    • Changed login code to support future versions of Skype
    General
    Publisher Binaerkombinat
    Publisher web site http://www.skypelauncher.net
    Release Date February 28, 2012
    Date Added February 29, 2012
    Version 1.6.5
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements Skype, VB6 Runtime, Microsoft XML Parser
    Download Information
    File Size 907.59KB
    File Name SkypeLauncher-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 1,888,836
    Downloads Last Week 1,308
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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