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What is yahooauservice.exe? Yahoo AutoUpdater ?

Vendor:      Yahoo
Product:     Yahoo! AutoUpdater
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: YahooAUService.exe represents the Yahoo AutoUpdater for Yahoo Instant Messenger.

yahooauservice.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.


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yahooauservice.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 2.21%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 5 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
yahooauservice.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Info Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0xdd0042f0c3b606a6a8b92d49afb18ad6 8/15/2018 0 0 7307 Not Applicable
2 Status 0xa0e1e132287aae5368199d063b8f9670 5/23/2018 0 0 0 Not Applicable
3 Status 0x3b938c985884be7ee5781c6663792950 1/2/2016 0 0 0 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x629738a692292ebb5ecab508923b7865 7/3/2014 0 0 0 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x268c653d719ecb7ecfa983ebc578d6cf No Data 0 0 0 Not Applicable

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xdd0042f0c3b606a6a8b92d49afb18ad6 10/11/2018 4:37:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 588 KB
2 Status 0xa824f6f46f0794e1c352e5037ca6bf0f 10/7/2012 9:40:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 588 KB
3 Status 0xc8bc1b828ed8d6cec203856b7a05bff4 1/16/2012 1:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 582 KB
4 Status 0x93d2b2cf508b18fcc5757fa5e65f4f8c 11/30/2011 4:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 582 KB
5 Status 0xe820a4e8b72c15f06d69d08adecfbba4 1/22/2011 6:05:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 588 KB
6 Status 0x8e982439dd5459dfa031caa62ee89170 6/17/2010 12:00:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 575 KB
7 Status 0xac774599c134f2ce13600e9d0fc45374 1/3/2010 12:50:00 AM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 590 KB
8 Status 0x2edd294a98d91f304a36e284cff9a3f4 12/22/2009 9:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 583 KB
9 Status 0x4491ebcfddac7678cc98627e7e454fda 10/24/2009 1:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 588 KB
10 Status 0x3f11c599093c1240d195a3f0b1760ac4 8/31/2009 2:26:00 AM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 583 KB
11 Status 0x7856cef0395aad97c98091f768cfa640 3/28/2009 6:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown Yahoo AutoUpdater 588 KB


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