yahoomessenger.exe

Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! Inc. (Signed)

Remove yahoomessenger.exe
Version:   9,0,0,2160
MD5:   04469220b30b807d3ed6e234eea92788
SHA1:   0b8230fdc5595979c21983139964e45aa599bf1e

Overview

yahoomessenger.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. It is set to be run when the PC boots and the user logs into Windows (added to the Run registry key for the current user). It has been configured with a firewall exception which allows both inbound and outbound network communication without being blocked. This is typically installed with the program Yahoo! Messenger published by Yahoo! Inc.. The file is digitally signed by Yahoo! Inc. which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).

DetailsDetails

File name:yahoomessenger.exe
Publisher:Yahoo! Inc.
Product name:Yahoo! Messenger
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
File version:9,0,0,2160
Size:4.15 MB (4,351,216 bytes)
Build date:5/14/2009 3:29 AM
Certificate
Issued to:Yahoo! Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Thursday, September 3, 2009
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following program will install this file
Yahoo! Inc.
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Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Startup files (user) run
Runs under the registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
  • 'Yahoo! Pager' → "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
  • 'Messenger (Yahoo!)' → "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe'

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 41.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.33%
Windows 8 Single Language 8.33%
Windows 7 Starter 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premium 8.33%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 33.33% of Yahoo! Messenger.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 40.00%
Sony 13.33%
Toshiba 13.33%
Gateway 13.33%
GIGABYTE 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
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