How to Remove “YMSG12.DLL”

What is YMSG12.DLL?

The file named YMSG12.DLL is developed by Tainted Death. The file is considered to be of high risk because it has been confirmed to be a Trojan file and should be immediately disabled if found to be running. The confirmation is done by multiple scan reports and it should be treated with care. The threat level is 5.

YMSG12.DLL is located in C:\Program Files\yahlist messenger\ymsg12encrypt.dll. The size of the DLL file is 88 kilobytes. The version of the file available is 1.0.0.1. The program is confirmed to be a non-system process. The process will have no adverse effects on the performance of the Windows operating system even if it is removed due to malware issues.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with YMSG12.DLL malware?

If your system is affected by YMSG12.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • YMSG12.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files\yahlist messenger\ymsg12encrypt.dll, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove YMSG12.DLL malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove YMSG12.DLL and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.


4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 December 2008 at 1:03 pm
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Malware
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