What is yop.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 yop.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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Yop.exe file information

The process known as Dashboard Module belongs to software Dashboard Module by Yahoo! (

Description: Yop.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The yop.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 509,224 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 448,040 bytes, 397,312 bytes, 407,032 bytes or 401,408 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. Yop.exe is a Verisign signed file. Yop.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Runtime error. Program:C:\Program Files\yahoo\YOP\yop.exe
  Ida Jack  
At start up I get following message...App. failed to start because ISafe1f.dll was not found. Reinstalling may fix the problem
Yahoo Dashboard Module
  Harley Smydlap  
It stops IE from coming up.
  Tom M  
It uses 99% of my processor 100% of the time.
  Harry Benefeld  

Summary: Average user rating of yop.exe: based on 2 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users don't grade yop.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving yop issues

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