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What is YahooMessenger.exe?

Part of Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo!

What is it?

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.
Description of yahoomessenger.exe from Yahoo!
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 friends without requiring any installation. Send text messages in real-time to your friends on Yahoo! Messenger. Join a chat room to meet new friends while you discuss your favorite topics. Share photos from your desktop or Flickr, then discuss them over IM while you and a friend view them together. Plug in your webcam to share live video with your friends on Yahoo! Messenger. Send text messages from Messenger to your friends mobile phones for free.
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How does yahoomessenger.exe run?

Process - YahooMessenger.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. YahooMessenger.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does yahoomessenger.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - YahooMessenger.exe is registered with the run identifier 'Messenger (Yahoo!)' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.
Scheduled task - YahooMessenger.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\{6403FE55-3F3D-4A11-AD08-36D2854217AF}'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the yahoomessenger.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of yahoomessenger.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Yahoo! Messenger?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     yahoomessenger.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is YahooMessenger.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01953% CPU195319.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
51.83 MB RAM240.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
263 GDI objects175.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe

Are there other versions of Yahoo! Messenger?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Yahoo! Messenger.

What else is related?

Yahoo! Messenger Stability

yahoomessenger.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Crashing module: yahoom~1.exe (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Program Compatibility Assistant (ApphelpSoftBlock)
Details: This program requires flash.ocx, which is no longer included in this version of Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped responding and was closed (AppHangB1)
Details: A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo was founded in 1994 by David Filo and Jerry Yang. It has since evolved into a major internet brand with search, content verticals, and other web services. More...
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File details

File name: YahooMessenger.exe
Publisher: Yahoo! Inc. (verified)
Name: Yahoo! Messenger
Description: Yahoo! Messenger
Version: 11,5,0,0152
Size: 6.2 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Yahoo! Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/12/2009
Expiration date: 9/2/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0481288851%
Privileged CPU: 0.0285969322%
User CPU: 0.01953195293466%
Privileged CPU time: 1482.01 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 677,777,741
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 220.5 MB
Peak committed memory: 247.91 MB
Paged memory: 51.83 MB
Peak paged memory: 71.98 MB
Paged system memory: 340.48 KB
Non-paged system memory: 47.17 KB
Working set memory: 34.5 MB
Peak working set memory: 49.8 MB
Min working set memory: 32.85 MB
Private memory: 51.83 MB
Page faults: 34,119
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,305
Total read transfer: 2.64 MB
Total write operations: 235
Total write transfer: 206.61 KB
Total other operations: 17,667
Total other transfer: 204.5 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 263
Peak GDI objects: 269
USER objects: 115
Peak USER objects: 126
Resources
Handle count average: 637
Thread count average: 23
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
wininet.dll
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" /CookieProxy
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: Yahoo! Pager
Command: "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {FF8FDDAA-FA1C-4738-BB7B-E5395E714A5C}
Command: \{FF8FDDAA-FA1C-4738-BB7B-E5395E714A5C}

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49209
TCP: localhost on port 50307
UDP: LISTENING on port 59568
TCP: localhost on port 50377
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 059fe2aa728f6bafd8e67b2416040073
SHA-1: 2e434604c76ec176ea45d8e3b8a00bedb1b68f14
SHA-256: 043aaa14ec10d30bba8314992e4b66634cbb74c9578e290f90a8491131a490a2

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File entropy: 6.47214
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
connectionwizard.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
gdiplus.dll
imm32.dll
iphlpapi.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcp80.dll
msvcr80.dll
ole32.dll
pcre.dll
rmc_audio.dll
secur32.dll
setupapi.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
wintrust.dll
ws2_32.dll
wtsapi32.dll
xmllite.dll
ylog.dll
ymdm_audio.dll
ymdm_video.dll
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