How to remove an ycomp5_2_3_0 error
The free file information forum can help you determine if ycomp5_2_3_0.dll is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Ycomp5_2_3_0.dll file information
The process known as Yahoo! Companion (version 5.2 for Internet Explorer) belongs to software Yahoo! Companion (version 5.2 for Internet Explorer) or BT Yahoo! Applications or Yahoo! Essentials by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com).
Description: ycomp5_2_3_0.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 260,072 bytes (57% of all occurrences) or 255,057 bytes.
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670. The program has no visible window. It is able to monitor Internet browser. The service has no detailed description. Ycomp5_2_3_0.dll is not a Windows core file. File ycomp5_2_3_0.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. ycomp5_2_3_0.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous.
In case of problems with ycomp5_2_3_0.dll, you can uninstall BT Yahoo! Applications or Yahoo! Essentials software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (Ycomp*_*_*_*.dll) is related to Yahoo Companion
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ycomp5_2_3_0.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ycomp5_2_3_0.dll 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.
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