I am not able to log into Skype. It says bluetoothheadsetproxy.exe is using the program. How to make Skype work? Is it a virus?
I have not been able to sign into Skype for the past number of days.
Can you assist me please?
If your loading screen stays the same, it's an internet connection problem, I had a similar problem to this.
If you dont know what software is Press Windows Key + R, type "appwiz.cpl" and look for programs you didnt install or that you dont want and unninstall them, if nothing works try System Restore or Re-installing Skype
You just need to remove Skype from being automatically launched when you log into your computer. This is how you do it:
Go to Start -> right in the text box "MSconfig" -> go to the 'Startup' tab -> look for 'Skype' in the list and remove the check box next to it -> click OK and you're done.
or If you have bluetooth headset... it will allow you to speak with it when using Skype on your computer (instead of using the the computers microphone/speakers or using externally wired micro/speakers)
I’m not sure if this is the case but try to go to Skype -> Tools -> Options -> Advance settings -> Manage other programs access to Skype. If you see there any references to Bluetoothheadsetproxy, try to delete this reference.
You probably have installed a Bluetooth headphone device that conflicts with Skype , remove the driver and you should be ok
Description: The file BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 14,376 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 13,600 bytes or 35,368 bytes.
The program has no visible window. BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous.
If you have any problems with BluetoothHeadsetProxy.exe, you can also completely remove WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software (Control Panel?Add/Remove programs).
Use Task Manager & end task the process. Then reboot the PC, and try logging to Skype
Do you use bluetooth headsets while using Skype? It might be a process related to Broadcom.More detailed information -
Firstly,scan your system with good and updates antivirus.If no viruses are found,then use Unlockr or Lockhunter(if using 64-bit Windows OS).
reinstall the skaybe software
consider running malwarebytes if you are concerned about malware. are you using a headset?
try rebooting the PC. it might help you since, you have mentioned a software has locked the skype program. if still there, go to windows task manager ( ctrl + alt + Delete ) and locate the process originated by the "bluetootheheadsetproxy.exe" under the process tab. since this process in non OS you can safely kill the process. ( right click and end the process ) this will help you to start the skype software without any issue.
i agree try disabling it with task manager