What is ybrwicon.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ybrwicon.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ybrwicon.exe file information

The process known as YBrwIcon belongs to software Yahoo! Inc. YBrwIcon or rgc:audio Triangle II by Yahoo! (

Description: Ybrwicon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ybrwicon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—e.g. C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 129,536 bytes (81% of all occurrences) or 57,344 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with ybrwicon.exe, you could also uninstall the software rgc:audio Triangle II using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ybrwicon.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ybrwicon.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

This is a non essential part of the Yahoo browser package
this file is part of the yahoo! thing,,, not dangerous not a virus... its yahoo!!! :)
  some1 with a life  
IT pops up when I start my cp has can not locate remove
  joseph pelletier  
its part of sbc yahoo browser.
unloading this file has no bad effect on system

Summary: Average user rating of ybrwicon.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think ybrwicon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ybrwicon issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ybrwicon. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ybrwicon.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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