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What is the yt.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The yt.dll process is also known as Yahoo! Toolbar and is a part of Yahoo Toolbar or, as the case may be, Sony on Yahoo! Essentials. This software is produced by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com). An obsolete or defective version of yt.dll 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 yt.dll Yahoo! Toolbar

yt.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Yt.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 882,416 bytes (16% of all these files), 440,384 bytes as well as 54 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. Yt.dll is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 48% 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 yt.dll. 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 yt?

Yahoo! Toolbar (further information...)
Comp. Tech
Yahoo Toolbar (further information...)
David
Explorer.exe crashes without fail under common, specific conditions as a result of yt.dll. (further information...)
Hraesvelg
Part of the Yahoo and Verizon IE special version
Saildocva
annoying extra toolbar

Summary: 7 users judge yt.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted yt.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall Yahoo Toolbar or Sony on Yahoo! Essentials

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To remove Yahoo! Toolbar 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 Yahoo Toolbar or Sony on Yahoo! Essentials in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if yt.dll (Yahoo! Toolbar) 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! Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Yahoo! Toolbar 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 yt.dll 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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