How to Remove “YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE”

What is YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE?

YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Yahoo! Inc. This process is known as Yahoo! Toolbar Detector Setup and it belongs to Yahoo! Toolbar Detector Setup. It is commonly stored in C:\Documents and Settings\roger\Local Settings\Temp\pkg_8172236a0\. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

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

If the file is located outside C:\Documents and Settings\roger\Local Settings\Temp\pkg_8172236a0\, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove YDETECT-BROWSER.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 September 2010 at 5:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable e0cd94b024212ae7
21cf218ea0606ff4
043c2e7d
5b71a6a54e6ece75
23a23019d2b3336b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2009.02.09
.01
N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2008 at 7:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable 167a0c627b111ba5
ff4194cc0d7ab981
1c9fd4a8
8e859818eed5d4ea
4523b2acb34838d6
No N/A N/A United States
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 71f7ad1c9811fd9c
260220d25ec86434
1a50504d
f1dea760cb3505a2
b54e7e17e98e5635
Yes 2009.02.09
.01
N/A United States
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 82f99ab4c6a3fc69
00f0af0466631dfa
efe2a259
6d5e6e0d1f66a5da
3f24253795c4e76e
Yes 2008.02.08
.01
N/A Canada
4 N/A Non-executable 94d1f97697d2c1f5
b69619cba890b169
9963f2e7
cd0e427052f26173
638596578d28737d
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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