How to Remove “YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE”

What is YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE?

Originally developed by Yahoo! Inc, YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Yahoo! Messenger and it belongs to Yahoo! Messenger. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:MusicManager.exe

  • YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE 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:\Progarm Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove YAHOOMESSENGER.EXE 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.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

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: 08 October 2011 at 8:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable f9e78abd48ef8ebd
b43cd29f3abc7689
56fe7c6f
3fe48821db4e606b
5216ce6effd2efb3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9,0,0,2152 9,0,0,2152 Philippines N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 8c0fa7b21b345f17
bad2a798852060f8
ed876c6e
7380122b90656d43
7acf6c8ab85c3723
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8,1,0,402 8,1,0,402 Romania N/A
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 62456ea087236766
33d795ee5d758b91
b2a7ff1b
f91fd49ad798c7ed
f0b005871a9c80e4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9,0,0,2160 9,0,0,2160 Vietnam N/A
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 9d942878ecbb11c4
7244989832d0e956
692fa37b
859e646fdb5289cf
65e7c0b1eccd5280
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9,0,0,1912 9,0,0,1912 Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2009 at 3:20 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 10271efbdaa44941
c92f50df9bf692f4
139d98e2
81e0009e64938574
c304796d1c49671d
No 9,0,0,797 9,0,0,797 Egypt
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 670057d5f8c22a60
4edf77015d4b16b4
a919255b
1ca2943dc1735533
0ba5b3efc6ca4537
Yes 11,0,0,201
4
11,0,0,201
4
China
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 7ad170ac4a784d6e
a68a5e9ecaeb462e
aa0f9594
c0d12e6c85fc6dd7
ff1dbb04f2dc933b
Yes 10,0,0,127
0
10,0,0,127
0
10.224.1.116/32
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 8cd9a7d007321b03
dc53644a4fc21549
b52d7493
9c870a65e16f4b20
ad608e0eaa21a6af
Yes 11,0,0,201
4
11,0,0,201
4
Internal Submission
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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