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What is yahoomessenger.exe?

Part of Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo!

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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 Files\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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the yahoomessenger.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of yahoomessenger.exe users, 16.0% 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.
0.00003% CPU264.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
79.02 MB RAM366.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
578 GDI objects385.3%
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.
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Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: wininet.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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: 9,0,0,2152
Size: 4.16 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Yahoo! Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 9/3/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001165016%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000900434%
User CPU: 0.00002645824112%
Privileged CPU time: 161523.44 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 165,062,743
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 381.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 479.11 MB
Paged memory: 79.02 MB
Peak paged memory: 113.41 MB
Paged system memory: 295.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 92.25 KB
Working set memory: 66.58 MB
Peak working set memory: 102.79 MB
Min working set memory: 25.23 MB
Private memory: 79.02 MB
Page faults: 206,579
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,354
Total read transfer: 11.61 MB
Total write operations: 29,865
Total write transfer: 3.26 MB
Total other operations: 390,348
Total other transfer: 6.03 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 578
Peak GDI objects: 806
USER objects: 247
Peak USER objects: 469
Resources
Handle count average: 1,560
Thread count average: 38
Thread resource averages
msvcr80.dll
ntdll.dll
winmm.dll
wininet.dll

Process details

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

Startup files (user) run details

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

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 61942
TCP: localhost on port 61702
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: db06b12e8de572ab8b8c482e3ee574f5
SHA-1: 431988d9d4d85632fe33d2fe4373c57eb8b8696e
SHA-256: aab132a61d270bab488e69d0f608f15c1faf5e71c8d4431b93db70b2b178ec7b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
comctl32.dll
comdlg32.dll
crypt32.dll
gdi32.dll
imm32.dll
kernel32.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcp80.dll
msvcr80.dll
ole32.dll
secur32.dll
shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
urlmon.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
winmm.dll
wintrust.dll
ylog.dll
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