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What does the Ymsgr_tray.exe file do?

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

Ymsgr_tray.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file Ymsgr_tray.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 79,192 bytes (75% of all these files), 79,160 bytes, 79,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 103,664 bytes.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 6% 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 Ymsgr_tray.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 Ymsgr_tray?

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wintermute
ymsgr_tray.exe is the Yahoo Instant Messenger tray application. If you don't want Yahoo automatically starting on you when you connect to the internet end this process. Kill this from your system startup also if you don't want it to automatically connect.
Craig Sweeney
important file or no
There's always a problem when it's "in the house"
Shannon Patterson
why is "access denied" to me when I try to delete something from MY computer?

Summary: 7 users judge Ymsgr_tray.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Yahoo! Messenger

To remove Yahoo! Messenger Tray 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 in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if Ymsgr_tray.exe (Yahoo! Messenger Tray) 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 Tray. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Yahoo! Messenger Tray 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 Ymsgr_tray.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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