What does the ypops.exe file do?
The ypops.exe process is also known as Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail and is a part of YPOPs. This software is produced by http://YPOPsEmail.com. An obsolete or defective version of ypops.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail 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)
- ypops.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ypops.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ypops.exe Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail
ypops.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Ypops.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,331,200 bytes (50% of all these files), 91,136 bytes or, as the case may be, 92,672 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This ypops.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Ypops.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 65% 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 ypops.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 ypops?
|It allows your pop mail Client to download your free yahoo mail accounts |
|an extension for a yahoo emai client. needed if you want to access your mail in another client, i. e. thunderbird |
|pop3 emulator (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges ypops.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall YPOPs
To remove Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for YPOPs in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ypops.exe (Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail) 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 Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Free POP3/SMTP access to Yahoo! Mail 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 ypops.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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