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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, 26.0% 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.
0.00388% CPU38825.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
67.55 MB RAM313.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          282 /min12.5%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
765 GDI objects510.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
330 context switches/sec330.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
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 working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

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 Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows Seven Black Edition (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.65536)
Windows 7 Home Basic (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: YahooMessenger.exe
Publisher: Yahoo! Inc. (verified)
Name: Yahoo! Messenger
Description: Yahoo! Messenger
Version: 11,5,0,0228
Size: 6.29 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: 0.0092818036%
Privileged CPU: 0.0053992612%
User CPU: 0.00388254241758%
Privileged CPU time: 4387766.89 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 42 ms
CPU cycle count: 300,558,733
CPU cycle count /min: 56,194,805
Context switches /sec: 330
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 254.61 MB
Peak committed memory: 276.41 MB
Paged memory: 67.55 MB
Peak paged memory: 78.78 MB
Paged system memory: 351.83 KB
Non-paged system memory: 84.97 KB
Working set memory: 40.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 66.51 MB
Min working set memory: 20.24 MB
Private memory: 67.55 MB
Page faults: 561,012
Page faults /min: 465
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 89,354
Read operations /min: 271
Total read transfer: 11.77 MB
Read transfer /min: 31.56 KB
Total write operations: 22,432
Write operations /min: 11
Total write transfer: 3.67 MB
Write transfer /min: 4.58 KB
Total other operations: 240,767
Other operations /min: 509
Total other transfer: 11.64 MB
Other Transfer /min: 29.25 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 765
Peak GDI objects: 605
USER objects: 242
Peak USER objects: 266
Resources
Handle count average: 864
Thread count average: 25
Thread resource averages
msvcr80.dll
msvcr80.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
ntdll.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
wow64cpu.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" /CookieProxy
"C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe"
"C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
C:\Program Files1\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: sip120-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 62306
TCP: sip120-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 53790
TCP: sip120p1.us1.voice.gq1.yahoo.com on port 64885
TCP: sip119-p2.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 1062
TCP: sip118-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 1061
TCP: sip116-p2.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 1322
TCP: sip116-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 51899
TCP: sip116.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 2099
TCP: sip115.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 49468
TCP: sip114-p2.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 57506
TCP: sip114-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 1063
TCP: sip113.voice.ne1.yahoo.com on port 2580
Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 127cd00925c1a2b759765c5b9600de30
SHA-1: 437329a7a24ef7adbb25dbb5d20755e528923773
SHA-256: 22a9710b84873622eb1027552f3e7cc3e054ff367010149822f476a143556335

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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