yahoomessenger.exe

Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! Inc. (Signed)

Remove yahoomessenger.exe
Version:   8,1,0,244
MD5:   84f728bcb139fa157d1756e3cb4b76d8
SHA1:   9156a786178c8849224021645f3d69582d72bb68
SHA256:   9fdf30ee3444dc24d3c25c9b31945956273fb5b745d159ef8a988a1e8735b1e3

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. 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:8,1,0,244
Size:4.45 MB (4,670,968 bytes)
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

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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