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What is ytbb.exe?

Part of Yahoo! Toolbar Assistant by Yahoo!

What is it?

Yahoo! Toolbar is a toolbar that installs on the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, within the context of internet access functions. It allows access to several functions, including Yahoo! Search and Yahoo! Mail. Several additional features are available on the Internet Explorer version.
Description of ytbb.exe from Yahoo!
Yahoo! Toolbar is included in the typical install when downloading Yahoo! Messenger or various other Yahoo! free products. Yahoo! Toolbar allows you to check if your friends are online and change your status right from the browser. You can also enjoy anytime access to Yahoo! Search and your favorite Yahoo! sites.
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How does ytbb.exe run?

Process - ytbb.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ytbb.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ytbb.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ytbb.exe users, 82.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ytbb.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.06947% CPU694748.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.47 MB RAM6.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          580 /min25.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
          20 context switches/sec20.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn0\ytbb.exe

Are there other versions of Yahoo! Toolbar Assistant?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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! Toolbar Assistant.

What programs install ytbb.exe?

Yahoo! Toolbar by Yahoo! Inc.
Program URL: us.toolbar.yahoo.com/
Install path: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1
Size: 2.16 MB
att.net Toolbar by AT&T Inc.
Program URL: www.att.net/toolbar
Install path: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1
Size: 2.15 MB
Frontier Yahoo! Toolbar by Yahoo! Inc.
Program URL: frontier.software.yahoo.com/toolbar.php
Install path: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0
Size: 2.44 MB

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (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: ytbb.exe
Publisher: Yahoo! Inc. (verified)
Name: Yahoo! Toolbar Assistant
Description: Yahoo! Toolbar Assistant
Version: 2009, 9, 16, 01
Product version: 8, 2, 0, 0
Size: 208.34 KB
Original file name: ytbb.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Yahoo! Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 9/2/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0742707311%
Privileged CPU: 0.0047958475%
User CPU: 0.06947488362714%
Privileged CPU time: 78062.15 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 3 ms
CPU cycle count: 202,320,990
CPU cycle count /min: 43,139,024
Context switches /sec: 20
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 52.74 MB
Peak committed memory: 55.41 MB
Paged memory: 1.47 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.53 MB
Paged system memory: 89.9 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.13 KB
Working set memory: 4.11 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.87 MB
Min working set memory: 4.11 MB
Private memory: 1.47 MB
Page faults: 1,367
Page faults /min: 311
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 104
Read operations /min: 28
Total read transfer: 70.02 KB
Read transfer /min: 9.05 KB
Total write operations: 5
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 554 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 8 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,194
Other operations /min: 236
Total other transfer: 43.95 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4.13 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 4
Peak USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 110
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\ytbb.exe" -Embedding
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn4\ytbb.exe" -Embedding
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn2\ytbb.exe" -Embedding
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn3\ytbb.exe" -Embedding

Image hashes

MD5: 809aff21ffcbcc2fba52c84ec735cdc4
SHA-1: 58e185f250534b866203d2b041c18e4bf4cd6d05
SHA-256: 648f1b90144496f969253417f8fc63c543f5fbfd9752d4ebabdaa3ccc65b8c7b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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