How to Remove “yshortcut.exe”

What is yshortcut.exe?

yshortcut.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Yahoo, Inc. This process is known as yshortcut..exe and it belongs to Yahoo Messenger. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after yshortcut.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with yshortcut.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with yshortcut.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:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the yshortcut.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 yshortcut.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 yshortcut.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.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2008 at 7:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 5ac643ef8e14f594
ed72c688daa338d4
80a9c285
d63ac07fe87a6245
f9e578cdc07c4ca0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 Romania N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 2ff47289589d9879
feda59dae7a7ccbe
c6598882
N/A P2PWorm.Win3
2.Bacteraloh
.h
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 Romania N/A
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable a28adac252fcd539
06e71bdc102deecd
8ee699c3
N/A Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 Jordan N/A
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 7ae32d1d7aff4f68
8a0e7cb959692be5
3222712b
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.AS
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 India N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 June 2008 at 7:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable b607f7904c677456
b5659fa96eb4003b
df5d2c3f
5c6f9dd3da084b99
a4052c7d23be5ec8
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 United Kingdom
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 9d2b09c7c9a81ab5
574484ccf4c67470
665eed0b
28f8d9a428b00e3b
d62155a2d28ca0e1
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 United States
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 26ab4ab6bb02a367
6e9218321d03481a
c9b76521
N/A No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 Argentina
4 Yahoo! Inc. Executable b607f7904c677456
b5659fa96eb4003b
df5d2c3f
5c6f9dd3da084b99
a4052c7d23be5ec8
No 2006, 6,
5, 1
3, 5, 0, 0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 

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