What does the YMUpdater.exe file do?
The YMUpdater.exe process is also known as Yahoo Messenger Update Checker and is a part of Yahoo Messenger. This software is produced by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com). An obsolete or defective version of YMUpdater.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Yahoo Messenger Update Checker has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Yahoo Messenger Update Checker 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)
- YMUpdater.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module YMUpdater.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about YMUpdater.exe Yahoo Messenger Update Checker
YMUpdater.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file YMUpdater.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 115,656 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 98,760 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The YMUpdater file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 31% 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 YMUpdater.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 YMUpdater?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Yahoo Messenger
To remove Yahoo Messenger Update Checker 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 Messenger in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if YMUpdater.exe (Yahoo Messenger Update Checker) 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 Update Checker. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Yahoo Messenger Update Checker 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 YMUpdater.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.