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, att.net Toolbar. 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:
- Yahoo! Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Yahoo! Toolbar 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)
- yt.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module yt.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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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 (15% of all these files), 1,561,880 bytes as well as 46 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 or, as the case may be, 02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670. This yt.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. Yt.dll has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Yt.dll is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 50% 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...) |
|Yahoo Toolbar (further information...) |
|Explorer.exe crashes without fail under common, specific conditions as a result of yt.dll. (further information...) |
|Part of the Yahoo and Verizon IE special version |
|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 att.net Toolbar
To remove Yahoo! Toolbar 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 Toolbar or att.net Toolbar in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then 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.