What is YCMMirage.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 YCMMirage.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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YCMMirage.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with YCMMirage
YCMMirage.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as YouCam Mirage or YouCam belongs to software YCMMirag Application or CyberLink YouCam or C5150n (version C5200n Series GDI Driver) by CyberLink (

Description: YCMMirage.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. YCMMirage.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 136,488 bytes (94% of all occurrences) or 139,792 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with YCMMirage.exe, you can also go to the support area of the Gocyberlink website or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of CyberLink YouCam or Lenovo YouCam (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

it is what allowed YouCam to run, so when you click it, YCMMirage.exe sets up YouCam to be used

Summary: Average user rating of YCMMirage.exe: based on 4 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think YCMMirage.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving YCMMirage issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with YCMMirage. 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 YCMMirage.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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