How to Remove “YDETECT.EXE”

What is YDETECT.EXE?

YDETECT.EXE is a legitimate file process developed by Yahoo! Inc. This process is known as Yahoo! Toolbar Detector Setup and it belongs to Yahoo! Toolbar Detector Setup. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after YDETECT.EXE file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with YDETECT.EXE malware:
  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the YDETECT.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove YDETECT.EXE  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove YDETECT.EXE malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove YDETECT.EXE  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 September 2008 at 12:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 5f0e811c705c4c91
4a7a70b3a7bef1b0
b2a26b54
51a795a089e9d0de
7fb2e9d78bee2988
Yes 2007.11.12
.01
N/A Internal Submission
2 Yminds Executable cb171c4e00dfcea0
ef8db33fd62ad2f3
b94f6ab9
70a7f497fc8f8d18
bcfd8d9567e0a95e
No 5, 0, 0, 7 5, 0, 0, 0 Internal Submission
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 71f7ad1c9811fd9c
260220d25ec86434
1a50504d
f1dea760cb3505a2
b54e7e17e98e5635
Yes 2009.02.09
.01
N/A Internal Submission
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 9c6c4583aeb1344a
f4e45695a0cdfbd5
c0c3f45d
de89b3d361e758bb
68399e4e5992a26f
Yes 2009.02.09
.01
N/A Internal Submission
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