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What is YahooAUService.exe?

YahooAUService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if YahooAUService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

YahooAUService.exe file information

The process known as AutoUpater Service Module belongs to software Yahoo! AutoUpdater or Sony on Yahoo! Essentials by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com).

Description: YahooAUService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. YahooAUService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 602,392 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 596,716 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/yahooauservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. YahooAUService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You have the option to remove the entire program Yahoo! Software or Yahoo using Windows Control Panel or get help from the software vendor Yahoo.

Recommended: Identify YahooAUService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as YahooAUService.exe. Therefore, you should check the YahooAUService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

YahooAUService.exe represents the Yahoo AutoUpdater for Yahoo Instant Messenger
Uninstall using C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Autoupdate
Just another memory hog. Don't need it if you don't use messenger
  Greg George  

Summary: Average user rating of YahooAUService.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks YahooAUService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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