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What is ymsgr_tray.exe?

Part of Yahoo! Messenger by Yahoo!

What is it?

Yahoo! Messenger Tray is the program that runs in the system tray notification area. 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 ymsgr_tray.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 ymsgr_tray.exe run?

Process - ymsgr_tray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the ymsgr_tray.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of ymsgr_tray.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ymsgr_tray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00043% CPU4278.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
18.62 MB RAM86.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              27 GDI objects18.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\ymsgr_tray.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?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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: ymsgr_tray.exe
Publisher: Yahoo! Inc. (verified)
Name: Yahoo! Messenger
Description: Yahoo! Messenger Tray
Version: 11,5,0,0152
Size: 77.3 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: Yahoo! Inc.
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 8/10/2006
Expiration date: 9/3/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0014133028%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009854628%
User CPU: 0.00042784001544%
Privileged CPU time: 87.36 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 252,190,993
CPU cycle count /min: 1,601,530
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 93.96 MB
Peak committed memory: 96.97 MB
Paged memory: 18.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.41 MB
Paged system memory: 181.15 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.67 KB
Working set memory: 6.81 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.92 MB
Min working set memory: 6.31 MB
Private memory: 18.62 MB
Page faults: 4,423
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 68
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 192.79 KB
Read transfer /min: 233 Bytes
Total other operations: 799
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 5.69 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 27
Peak GDI objects: 28
USER objects: 9
Peak USER objects: 9
Handle count average: 83
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe" "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\resources\en-US\
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe" "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\resources\en-US\" -ymsgr

Image hashes

MD5: 0ac86947dc37b645cd29949d87f6830d
SHA-1: 3d26694494534cdcf68c2971bedf79c020a034aa

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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