What does the YzShadow.exe file do?
The YzShadow.exe process is also known as Attach drop shadow to windows and is a part of Y'z Shadow. This software is produced by Y'[email protected] (yzapps.blog24.fc2.com). An obsolete or defective version of YzShadow.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Attach drop shadow to windows has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Attach drop shadow to windows 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)
- YzShadow.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module YzShadow.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about YzShadow.exe Attach drop shadow to windows
YzShadow.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file YzShadow.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 155,648 bytes (66% of all these files), 184,320 bytes or, as the case may be, 217,088 bytes.
The YzShadow file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. YzShadow.exe can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. YzShadow.exe also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). YzShadow.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A YzShadow.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 172,032 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 151,552 bytes. The program appears as a window on the desktop. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. YzShadow.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. YzShadow.exe is capable of supervise programs.
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 YzShadow.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 YzShadow?
|Puts shadows below windows |
|It adds a mc-like drop shadow to open windows. Aesthetic and harmless (further information...) |
|its part of Rocket Dock, shouldn't be of any problem. It creats 'shadow' on some icons. |
|Puts shadows below windows and makes the startmenu and the windowmnus transparent |
|Y'z Shadow is an enhancement software which adds a shadow effect to Windows in pursuit of the beauty of a shadow. It also allows the user the option of making menus transparent. (further information...) |
Summary: 7 users judge YzShadow.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Y'z Shadow
To remove Attach drop shadow to windows 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 Y'z Shadow in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if YzShadow.exe (Attach drop shadow to windows) 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 Attach drop shadow to windows. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Attach drop shadow to windows 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 YzShadow.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.