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What is yspservice.exe?

Part of Yahoo! Search Protection by Yahoo!

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How does yspservice.exe run?

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

How does yspservice.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - yspservice.exe is registered with the run identifier 'YSearchProtection' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\YspService.exe' 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the yspservice.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of yspservice.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is yspservice.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU80.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1 MB RAM4.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         5 GDI objects3.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\yahoo!\search protection\yspservice.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

About Yahoo! Inc.

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File details

File name: yspservice.exe
Publisher: Yahoo! Inc. (verified)
Name: Yahoo! Search Protection
Description: Yahoo! Search Protection
Version: 2010, 4, 1, 01
Product version: 2, 0, 1, 13
Size: 237.3 KB
Original file name: yspservice.exe

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: 0.0000833746%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000753061%
User CPU: 0.00000806850768%
Privileged CPU time: 140.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.57 MB
Paged memory: 1 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.03 MB
Paged system memory: 64.24 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.09 KB
Working set memory: 68 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.05 MB
Min working set memory: 56 KB
Private memory: 1 MB
Page faults: 1,242
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 33.76 KB
Read transfer /min: 36 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 72 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,114
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 141.57 KB
Other Transfer /min: 149 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 5
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 97
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\YspService.exe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: YSearchProtection
Command: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\YspService.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 2e206188b1117410a54ae9def4f9268d
SHA-1: 89404567ca2f5903aa5134e8df9ec3b83590440e
SHA-256: b2c8d4441200ca67a9c319337770bd86861306d7d009d2dcdf33a6b778b55124

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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