What does the ybrwicon.exe file do?
The ybrwicon.exe process is also known as YBrwIcon and is a part of Yahoo! Inc. YBrwIcon. This software is produced by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com). An obsolete or defective version of ybrwicon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- YBrwIcon has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- YBrwIcon has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ybrwicon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ybrwicon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ybrwicon.exe YBrwIcon
ybrwicon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ybrwicon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 129,536 bytes (71% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 57,344 bytes.
The ybrwicon file is not part of the Windows operating system. This ybrwicon program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 50% 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 ybrwicon.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 ybrwicon?
|This is a non essential part of the Yahoo browser package |
|this file is part of the yahoo! thing,,, not dangerous not a virus... its yahoo!!! :) |
some1 with a life
|IT pops up when I start my cp has can not locate remove |
|its part of sbc yahoo browser. |
|unloading this file has no bad effect on system |
Summary: 6 users judge ybrwicon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Yahoo! Inc. YBrwIcon
To remove YBrwIcon from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Yahoo! Inc. YBrwIcon in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ybrwicon.exe (YBrwIcon) 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 YBrwIcon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for YBrwIcon 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 ybrwicon.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.