YahooMessenger.exe

Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! Inc. (Signed)

Remove YahooMessenger.exe

Overview

There are 12 versions of YahooMessenger.exe in the wild, the latest version being 11,5,0,0228. YahooMessenger.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 5.49 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Yahoo! Inc. by VeriSign. The programs Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo!7 Messenger and Rogers Yahoo! Messenger have been observed as installing specific variations of YahooMessenger.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 66.66 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 36.28 KB per minute for reads and 3.77 KB per minute for writes.

What is YahooMessenger.exe?

Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email.

About YahooMessenger.exe (from Yahoo! Inc.)

Just sign into Yahoo! Mail to enjoy the same Yahoo! Messenger for the Web service you know and love. Yahoo! Messenger within Yahoo! Mail also allows you to chat with your Facebook and Windows Live fri

DetailsDetails

File name:YahooMessenger.exe
Publisher:Yahoo! Inc.
Product name:Yahoo! Messenger
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
Certificate
Issued to:Yahoo! Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Expiration date:Sunday, September 2, 2012

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Yahoo! Messenger.)
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Google Inc
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Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication. Google Talk is also the name of the client applications offered by Google to access the service. Google Tal...
Yahoo! Inc.
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Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which a...
Yahoo! Inc.
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Just sign into Yahoo! Mail to enjoy the same Yahoo! Messenger for the Web service you know and love. Yahoo! Messenger within Yahoo! Mail also allows you to chat with your Facebook and Windows Live fri...
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Yahoo Install Manager manages Yahoo program downloads and installations. The install manager keeps track of such programs and assists in the installations to put things in their proper places.
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AT&T Yahoo! Messenger is an AT&T branded version of Y! Messenger.
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Verizon Yahoo! Messenger is an AVerizon branded version of Y! Messenger.
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Is a downloadable casual PC game distributed by Yahoo! Games.
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Access your Rogers Yahoo! Internet favourites and search from anywhere on the web. The built in Pop-Up Blocker can also help keep annoying pop-up advertisements and messages from appearing while you s...

BehaviorsBehaviors

(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of YahooMessenger.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Yahoo! Pager' → "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
  • 'Messenger (Yahoo!)' → "C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe'
Scheduled tasks
  • The task '{FF8FDDAA-FA1C-4738-BB7B-E5395E714A5C}' runs on registration in the path '\{FF8FDDAA-FA1C-4738-BB7B-E5395E714A5C}'
  • The job '{FEE0E7C4-2471-421A-B7F2-B7FCDE86041F}' runs on registration in the path '\{FEE0E7C4-2471-421A-B7F2-B7FCDE86041F}'
  • The task '{FE9DD168-2242-4692-9518-F849B006B42E}' runs on registration in the path '\{FE9DD168-2242-4692-9518-F849B006B42E}'
  • The job '{FE1C49CC-7C9E-41AB-8701-EB745F8F8B56}' runs on registration in the path '\{FE1C49CC-7C9E-41AB-8701-EB745F8F8B56}'
  • The task '{FB9D3C00-9DBC-4D9A-81CF-524478AD3C0E}' runs on registration in the path '\{FB9D3C00-9DBC-4D9A-81CF-524478AD3C0E}'
  • The task '{FA79B2F5-7E02-4809-8B35-37242B09F0D8}' runs on registration in the path '\{FA79B2F5-7E02-4809-8B35-37242B09F0D8}'
  • The job '{F83786B3-255D-426C-8E5F-168388CB160D}' runs on registration in the path '\{F83786B3-255D-426C-8E5F-168388CB160D}'
  • The task '{F029C03D-44A7-4F3C-816A-B58D7D9F118B}' runs on registration in the path '\{F029C03D-44A7-4F3C-816A-B58D7D9F118B}'
  • The job '{E8178761-9854-4275-9D41-EDE6CF69B80D}' runs on registration in the path '\{E8178761-9854-4275-9D41-EDE6CF69B80D}'
  • The job '{DD6C57E2-0A17-411F-A257-F27B425B1E2F}' runs on registration in the path '\{DD6C57E2-0A17-411F-A257-F27B425B1E2F}'
  • The task '{DCD0C27A-7B98-4496-8BB0-54774348BE49}' runs on registration in the path '\{DCD0C27A-7B98-4496-8BB0-54774348BE49}'
  • The job '{D4A77F9F-4019-4429-9E31-6B4663884D3E}' runs on registration in the path '\{D4A77F9F-4019-4429-9E31-6B4663884D3E}'
  • The job '{D14D6992-E2DB-4701-8A81-95FA01C505D3}' runs on registration in the path '\{D14D6992-E2DB-4701-8A81-95FA01C505D3}'
  • The task '{CE655DCC-E3B1-4DEA-BC23-E1FA4814A5F3}' runs on registration in the path '\{CE655DCC-E3B1-4DEA-BC23-E1FA4814A5F3}'
  • The task '{CA6ABFEE-82B1-48B9-8C64-2AB8BF2FF498}' runs on registration in the path '\{CA6ABFEE-82B1-48B9-8C64-2AB8BF2FF498}'
  • The job '{C6969615-5B0C-4F8D-84F3-AD11330140E6}' runs on registration in the path '\{C6969615-5B0C-4F8D-84F3-AD11330140E6}'
  • The task '{BE61EF52-4612-49A3-9671-C4AF05E53DC7}' runs on registration in the path '\{BE61EF52-4612-49A3-9671-C4AF05E53DC7}'
  • The job '{AD0A62EE-2740-442F-9BC9-FFBA94D282D0}' runs on registration in the path '\{AD0A62EE-2740-442F-9BC9-FFBA94D282D0}'
  • The task '{A8F88BC7-0E3B-4FA2-84E9-E9989331C21B}' runs on registration in the path '\{A8F88BC7-0E3B-4FA2-84E9-E9989331C21B}'
  • The job '{A471C0C4-3177-417F-8A98-F9F376A9B149}' runs on registration in the path '\{A471C0C4-3177-417F-8A98-F9F376A9B149}'
  • The task '{A34D260B-18EE-403F-B589-12DA6124FAB7}' runs on registration in the path '\{A34D260B-18EE-403F-B589-12DA6124FAB7}'
  • The task '{9CB61C15-ACD2-4FF6-9262-DDE56B2EF936}' runs on registration in the path '\{9CB61C15-ACD2-4FF6-9262-DDE56B2EF936}'

VersionsAll file variations of YahooMessenger.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
127cd00925c1a2b759765c5b9600de30 437329a7a24ef7adbb25dbb5d20755e528923773 6.29 MB
6cb991e0323ce1901c0dd5857418e0f2 30cd6e29bee7300ec95bf6ca2d002090d6a1b1d0 6.29 MB
46661d154e19d0afb3b9155ca040776c 5d46d5964ed54f3aa237d3dbac0357ddbe0b46bf 6.2 MB
059fe2aa728f6bafd8e67b2416040073 2e434604c76ec176ea45d8e3b8a00bedb1b68f14 6.2 MB
1ca2943dc17355330ba5b3efc6ca4537 670057d5f8c22a604edf77015d4b16b4a919255b 5.99 MB
e81897476aa9ec53dd7b5fd9980fff78 e73447f43e79fc5c7162578fd6cb427a236b87d0 5.99 MB
c0d12e6c85fc6dd7ff1dbb04f2dc933b 7ad170ac4a784d6ea68a5e9ecaeb462eaa0f9594 5.01 MB
d146cf83ce9ae38b41a6c1f89efab3d4 89ba5381ed16af73a690a57999328edfc6cb8a2f 5.01 MB
5c68a2a85fd27b404a546e4553fefe05 37754bb4f0be889321b2712649ec0a4359427f11 5 MB
51cf513c9085cb0d6e4ee214505f6b10 ab4b3438b8506c2da84227a356f92797e027252a 4.91 MB
32b2d8c168fc353151ed9612096d6c55 c766f76e847d3fe81a42332b9fe0ba814366a2dc 4.83 MB
b2a71bbffb31a196de001cf94eb8d3b4 714f517492461a6103dc82e59526281e261d7823 4.15 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 8 Pro 5.50%
Windows 7 Professional 3.25%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.00%
Windows 8 1.50%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.75%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.75%
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview 0.25%
Windows 7 Starter 0.25%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.25%
Windows XP Professional 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.54% of Yahoo! Messenger.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Toshiba 45.27%
Dell 23.56%
Hewlett-Packard 9.93%
Acer 4.85%
ASUS 4.62%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Intel 2.77%
GIGABYTE 1.85%
Lenovo 1.39%
Sahara 0.92%
Sony 0.92%
Compaq 0.46%
Samsung 0.23%
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