How to remove an ycomp5_3_16_0 error
The free file information forum can help you determine if ycomp5_3_16_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_3_16_0.dll file information
The process known as Yahoo! Companion (version 5.3 for Internet Explorer) or Yahoo! Toolbar (version 5.3 for Internet Explorer) belongs to software Yahoo! Companion (version 5.3 for Internet Explorer) or Yahoo! Toolbar (version 5.3 for Internet Explorer) or Microsoft Office Small by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com).
Description: ycomp5_3_16_0.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows - usually C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\ or C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 272,978 bytes (54% of all occurrences) or 275,031 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. The file is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. File ycomp5_3_16_0.dll is not a Windows system file. ycomp5_3_16_0.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.
If there are any problems with ycomp5_3_16_0.dll, you may also remove the entire program Microsoft Office Small using Windows Control Panel.
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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_3_16_0.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ycomp5_3_16_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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