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Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger

What is Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger?

Verizon Yahoo! Messenger is an AVerizon branded version of Y! Messenger.

About  (from Yahoo!)

Yahoo! Messenger is an all-in-one communication tool, and anyone, anywhere in the world, with a computer and Internet connection can use it.


Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger is a software program developed by Yahoo!. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is yahoomessenger.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 64.79 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 38 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: messenger.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)

Program filesFiles installed by Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger

Program executable:yahoomessenger.exe
Name:Yahoo! Messenger
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo!...
Additional files:
  • yacscom.dll - Yahoo! Audio Conferencing Control
  • PhotoShare.dll - Yahoo! Messenger Photo Sharing
  • yalertcenterM.dll - Yahoo! Alert Center
  • ft60.dll - Yahoo! Messenger (File Transfer Module)
  • YImage.dll - YImage Module
  • Yml.dll - YML Module
  • Ymsgr_tray.exe - Yahoo! Messenger Tray
  • YPagerChecker.dll - Yahoo! Messenger Checker
  • ypagerps.dll - YPagerPS Module (COM Interface)
  • ypagerps1.DLL
  • ypagerps2.DLL
  • ywcupl.dll - Yahoo! Webcam (Webcam Upload Networking and Imaging)
  • ywcvwr.dll - Webcam Viewer Networking and Imaging
  • ConnectionWizard.dll - ConnectionWizard
  • core_video.dll - core_video
  • nspr4.dll - nspr4
  • RGX.dll - RGX
  • rmc_audio.dll - rmc_audio
  • rmc_video.dll - rmc_video
  • YCPFoundation.dll - YCPFoundation
  • YHTTP.dll - YHTTP
  • YIniDom.dll - YIniDom
  • ylog.dll - ylog
  • ymdm_audio.dll - ymdm_audio
  • ymdm_video.dll - ymdm_video
  • ymsdk.dll - ymsdk
  • ymsglite.dll - YMSGLite
  • YPluginRegistry.dll - YPluginRegistry
  • kdu_v32R.dll (by The University of New South Wales) - Kakadu Software Tools for JPEG2000 (kdu_v32 -- Kakadu core DLL)
  • yacsui.dll - Yahoo! Audio Conferencing UI
  • id3lib.dll (by http://www.id3lib.org/) - ID3lib Dynamic Link Library
  • yui.dll - yui Dynamic Link Library
  • libexpat.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • YahooMessenger.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Messenger Class' with a class of {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • YahooMessenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC4347BE-EC91-40ED-8056-892A4AF6A16F}' (runs on registration).
  • Ymsgr_tray.exe is scheduled as a task named 'YahooMessngr Tray' (runs on boot).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Messenger (Yahoo!).
  • Ymsgr_tray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named YahooMessngr Tray.
  • YahooMessenger.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Activation Service' (McAWFwk) "McAfee Activation Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Bootloader' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Microsoft Bootloader\bootloader.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE" -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VideoDownloadConverter AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\VIDEOD~2\bar\2.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • YahooMessenger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\cyber\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe'.
  • Ymsgr_tray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe'.
Network connections
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to gops.use10.mobstor.vip.bf1.yahoo.com ( port 80).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to LB260.DOHA.COTENDO.net ( port 80).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to mpr6.ngd.vip.ch1.yahoo.com ( port 80).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to pinhole101p2.us1.voice.gq1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to relay111p6.eu1.voice.ir2.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip102-p2.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip102.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip104.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip105-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip105.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • Plus 26 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:64.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0167080693%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00880538%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00790269%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,245,810
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.8 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.2 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:18.27 MB
Total CPU:0.0012829529%
Kernel CPU:0.00084124%
User CPU:0.00044171%
CPU cycles/sec:83,417
I/O reads/min:2.45 KB

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Or, you can uninstall Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Verizon | Yahoo! Messenger.

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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 8 25%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 8 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 37.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 42.86%
Acer 28.57%
Sony 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 25.00%
Compaq-Presario FQ582AA-A... 12.50%
Sony VGN-AR630E 12.50%
Si SYX-H55M-E23 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard s5-1020 12.50%
Gateway NV54 Series ... 12.50%

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is a major internet brand that provides search, contents, and other web services.
Publisher URL: www.yahoo.com


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