After installing Skype on your computer, when you open Task Manager, you can notice processes related to it constantly running under the ‘Processes’ tab. One process, ‘SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe‘ with the description ‘Updates Skype Click to Call’ runs from the location ‘C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate’.
And another one ‘SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe’ with the description ‘Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module’ which provides phone number recognition services runs from the path ‘C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars’.
You can’t find these on ‘Startup’ tab of the System Configuration dialog to disable, so how to disable them? We’ll tell you below.
Disabling or removing SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe and SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe Processes
1. Open Run command, type services.msc and press enter
2. Once Service window opens, find Skype Click to Call PNR Service, double click on it to open its properties, click on ‘stop’ and set startup type as ‘Disabled‘.
3. Similarly, stop the service and set startup type as ‘Disabled’ for ‘Skype Click to Call Updater’ also.
4. After restart of your computer, those processes won’t appear again unless you enable them by reversing the above steps.
If you don’t need Click to Call feature offered by Skype, uninstall it to remove those processes.
Bonus: Turning off Skype’s Automatic Updates doesn’t stop Skype Updater service from running automatically on startup of your computer. To disable it, open services, double click on ‘Skype Updater’, stop the service and set its startup type as ‘Disabled‘.