How to Remove “YahooAUService.exe”

What is YahooAUService.exe?

YahooAUService.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Yahoo! Inc. This process is known as AutoUpdater Service Module and it belongs to Yahoo! AutoUpdater. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of YahooAUService.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by YahooAUService.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 YahooAUService.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, 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 YahooAUService.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 YahooAUService.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 YahooAUService.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove YahooAUService.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 December 2009 at 12:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable b3314f9dbee848e6
cbe951b83a72ed13
e4964b4c
473da5b72545240e
3c9118d23cec1446
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 April 2009 at 4:40 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 4a4e2606fed7f0f5
349dcd9777a60b19
f031b6a9
c2a93961e60d5b78
a6cfdadb4edccb6b
Yes 1.0.0.53 1.0.0.53 Philippines
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 74fbb38fa923a2db
686a7492c2c8feb9
a23a7be4
dd0042f0c3b606a6
a8b92d49afb18ad6
Yes 1.0.0.53 1.0.0.53 United States
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 74fbb38fa923a2db
686a7492c2c8feb9
a23a7be4
dd0042f0c3b606a6
a8b92d49afb18ad6
Yes 1.0.0.53 1.0.0.53 10.224.1.116/32
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 74fbb38fa923a2db
686a7492c2c8feb9
a23a7be4
dd0042f0c3b606a6
a8b92d49afb18ad6
Yes 1.0.0.53 1.0.0.53 United Arab Emirates
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