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What does the yop.exe file do?

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

yop.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file yop.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 509,224 bytes (55% of all these files), 448,040 bytes, 397,312 bytes, 407,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 401,408 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The yop file is not part of the Windows operating system. The yop file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. For this reason, 8% 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 yop.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 yop?

Runtime error. Program:C:\Program Files\yahoo\YOP\yop.exe
Ida Jack
At start up I get following message...App. failed to start because ISafe1f.dll was not found. Reinstalling may fix the problem
Yahoo Dashboard Module
Harley Smydlap
It stops IE from coming up.
Tom M
It uses 99% of my processor 100% of the time.
Harry Benefeld

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How to uninstall Dashboard Module

yop.exe Dashboard Module fix

To remove Dashboard Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Dashboard Module in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if yop.exe (Dashboard 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 Dashboard Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Dashboard 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 yop.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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