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What does the YahooMessenger.exe file do?

The YahooMessenger.exe process is also known as Yahoo! Messenger and is a part of Yahoo! Messenger or, as the case may be, Yahoo!7 Messenger. This software is produced by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com). An obsolete or defective version of YahooMessenger.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about YahooMessenger.exe Yahoo! Messenger

YahooMessenger.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. YahooMessenger.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 6,595,928 bytes (77% of all these files), 6,591,800 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. YahooMessenger.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 13% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves YahooMessenger.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about YahooMessenger?

a decent messanging service with a LOT of bots
Instant Message program from Yahoo! Not dangerous.
I use it all the time for chatting with my kids
I have not had a problem with and i use it all the time
yahoo messenger program (further information...)

Summary: 25 users judge YahooMessenger.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted YahooMessenger.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Yahoo! Messenger or Yahoo!7 Messenger

To remove Yahoo! Messenger from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Yahoo! Messenger or Yahoo!7 Messenger in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if YahooMessenger.exe (Yahoo! Messenger) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Yahoo! Messenger. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Yahoo! Messenger or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or YahooMessenger.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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