How do you know if this is happening to you? Follow these simple steps, using the images as a guide:
- Press Alt-Ctrl-Delete together to display the Task Manager.
Open the Task Manager.
- When the Task Manager opens, select the Processes tab.
Select the Processes Tab on the Task Manager.
- This will display a list of all the active programs currently using your computer. Look for the one called Skype.exe as shown in the image. If there is a figure in the ‘Mem Usage’ column then it is using computing and broadband capacity.
Is Skype.exe displayed?
- The way to prevent this is to close Skype down from the System Tray after you sign out.
Right Click the Mouse & select Quit to close the application.
If you select Quit then Skype will close down completely and stop using processing power in the background. You can check this by displaying the Task Manager again and checking under the Processes Tab that Skype.exe is no longer shown.