yahoomessenger.exe

Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! Inc. (Signed)

Remove yahoomessenger.exe
Version:   10,0,0,525
MD5:   473f68fb955c1051decaf3eb974430ab
SHA1:   c9cd3778d09ac71b46ba8b8f818cf266203470a8
SHA256:   114ecccef5de6cdbf73619ab42032d8f0c6f45a10b61fa23d73ef20c04165a7a

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. It is installed with a couple of know programs including Yahoo! Messenger published by Yahoo! Inc., AT&T Yahoo! Messenger from Yahoo! Inc. and AT&T Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! Inc..

DetailsDetails

File name:yahoomessenger.exe
Publisher:Yahoo! Inc.
Product name:Yahoo! Messenger
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
File version:10,0,0,525
Size:4.9 MB (5,137,648 bytes)
Build date:8/19/2009 8:24 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 programs will install this file
Yahoo! Inc.
7% remove
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.
Yahoo! Inc.
21% remove
AT&T Yahoo! Messenger is an AT&T branded version of Y! Messenger.
Yahoo! Inc.
20% remove
Yahoo Install Manager manages Yahoo program downloads and installations. The install manager keeps track of such programs and assists in the installations to put things in their proper places.

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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