Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo! Inc. (Signed)

Remove yahoomessenger.exe


There are 11 versions of yahoomessenger.exe in the wild, the latest version being 11,5,0,0228. yahoomessenger.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. By adding a startup entry to the run registry key, the file will be executed when the user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 4.82 MB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Yahoo! Inc. by VeriSign. The programs Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo!7 Messenger and Yahoo! Install Manager have been observed as installing specific variations of yahoomessenger.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0016% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 62.95 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 7 KB per minute for reads and 2 KB per minute for writes.


File name:yahoomessenger.exe
Publisher:Yahoo! Inc.
Product name:Yahoo! Messenger
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
Issued to:Yahoo! Inc.
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Thursday, September 3, 2009

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Yahoo! Messenger.)
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 a...
Yahoo! Inc.
3% remove
Just sign into Yahoo! Mail to enjoy the same Yahoo! Messenger for the Web service you know and love. Yahoo! Messenger within Yahoo! Mail also allows you to chat with your Facebook and Windows Live fri...
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.


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of yahoomessenger.exe, select a unique version for details.)
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'

VersionsAll file variations of yahoomessenger.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
14ddb803588eeabba5d6fc811ebbdeb2 136c194fc8e9f678613df451e87f7125390171e1 6.29 MB
b0d7aba1f5626a2946ec85bd0de9ecc8 0a4293e97b45764fec626ca82d84e8397fd1388c 6.27 MB
e8ef6a322b527855cc887e513e77812d 3d8afb926f9692f49c1dab53ec11f34ef1255e98 5.89 MB
1b07ea92c5848259e2ef128f39223219 7da56acf56ff837b9bcae31ee63f73644cd44b1e 5 MB
473f68fb955c1051decaf3eb974430ab c9cd3778d09ac71b46ba8b8f818cf266203470a8 4.9 MB
04469220b30b807d3ed6e234eea92788 0b8230fdc5595979c21983139964e45aa599bf1e 4.15 MB
db06b12e8de572ab8b8c482e3ee574f5 431988d9d4d85632fe33d2fe4373c57eb8b8696e 4.16 MB
a0f87575787541c08b69df7363d83b3c e949e182eade4ee374fc8575545b97ae5d9f164b 4.16 MB
bf7f70a930ceff0124cb70bfb0055e8f 6eebcda6fed30d88a728f472d6578eee6b743c62 4.15 MB
1d6469e43a26fd4c3c5d52d6cef41d68 366c94e3636aeb8548ef3fd8140ebec3f256665d 3.63 MB
84f728bcb139fa157d1756e3cb4b76d8 9156a786178c8849224021645f3d69582d72bb68 4.45 MB

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%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
American Megatrends 6.67%
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