What is ycomp5_6_0_0.dll?

Ycomp5_6_0_0.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about Yahoo! Toolbar.

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Ycomp5_6_0_0.dll file information

The process known as Yahoo! Toolbar (version 5.6 for Internet Explorer) belongs to software Yahoo! Toolbar (version 5.6 for Internet Explorer) by Yahoo! (

Description: Ycomp5_6_0_0.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ycomp5_6_0_0.dll file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 327,246 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670. The program has no visible window. Ycomp5_6_0_0.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. The ycomp5_6_0_0.dll file is not a Windows core file. Ycomp5_6_0_0.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ycomp5_6_0_0.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ycomp5_6_0_0.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Yahoo! Toolbar has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

detected spyware not detected by spybot s and d
is part of yahoo companion, installed only with user consent, and doesn't bundle with anything
is this good? it has 84 rating on my STM

Summary: Average user rating of ycomp5_6_0_0.dll: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks ycomp5_6_0_0.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ycomp5_6_0_0 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active ycomp5_6_0_0 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the ycomp5_6_0_0.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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