How to remove an ycomp5_3_17_0.dll error
Ycomp5_3_17_0.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if ycomp5_3_17_0.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
Ycomp5_3_17_0.dll file information
The process known as Yahoo! Companion (version 5.3 for Internet Explorer) belongs to software Yahoo! Companion (version 5.3 for Internet Explorer) or Pinnacle MPEG Realtime Codec by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com).
Description: The file ycomp5_3_17_0.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 275,026 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 monitor Internet browser. The service has no detailed description. Ycomp5_3_17_0.dll is not a Windows system file. ycomp5_3_17_0.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous.
If problems with ycomp5_3_17_0.dll come up, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Pinnacle MPEG Realtime Codec.
Recommended: Identify ycomp5_3_17_0.dll related errors
External information from Tony Klein:
- This legitimate BHO (Ycomp*_*_*_*.dll) is related to Yahoo Companion
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ycomp5_3_17_0.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ycomp5_3_17_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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