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What does the ycommon.exe file do?

The ycommon.exe process is also known as YCommon Exe Module and is a part of YCommon Exe Module. This software is produced by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com). An obsolete or defective version of ycommon.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 ycommon.exe YCommon Exe Module

ycommon.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ycommon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 200,704 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 212,992 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. This ycommon.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 42% 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 ycommon.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 ycommon?

part of yahoo dsl
Deleting this file is essential if you see it running after you open Internet Explorer.
I have SBC/Yahoo DSL which includes a large collection of files and programs
All I know is that my computer starts running at 100%CPU from this thing. I end the process and everything is fine and I am still on yahoo with no interruptions which makes me wonder if it really is yahoo. If it was, wouldn't it close the window?
You will find that yahoo VERY often hides its applications, such as this one so that users cannot uninstall them, that alone tells me that Yahoo products are spyware.

Summary: 4 users judge ycommon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ycommon.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall YCommon Exe Module

To remove YCommon Exe Module 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 YCommon Exe Module in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ycommon.exe (YCommon Exe Module) 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 YCommon Exe Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for YCommon Exe Module 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 ycommon.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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