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Is yt.dll safe?

Yt.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. You can fix your yt.dll problem by downloading the correct yt.dll file. The following information can help you determine if yt.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Yt.dll file information

The process known as Yahoo! Toolbar belongs to software Yahoo! Toolbar or Sony on Yahoo! Essentials or Acoustica Effects Pack or AT&T Yahoo! Applications or SBC Yahoo! Applications or TheSky6 or Whiz Kid US - Web World - The or ZyGoVideo by Yahoo! (www.yahoo.com).

Description: Yt.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. yt.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 440,384 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 399,352 bytes and 58 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/yt.dll.html 
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. IDs used by this BHO are 02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670. The program has no visible window. It is able to change the behavior or monitor Internet Explorer. The service has no detailed description. It is a Verisign signed file. Yt.dll is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. Yt.dll is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with yt.dll, you could also consult Yahoo’s Customer Service [1][2], check the vendor’s website for a newer version [1][2] or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Yahoo! Toolbar or Yahoo! Messenger.

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If yt.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 14,848 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad). Yt.dll is not a Windows core file. yt.dll seems to be a compressed file.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as yt.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the yt.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.


User Comments

Yt.dll is part of yahoo toolbar. Delete yahoo toolbar and error will be resolved.
opened up the ymail and got this YT.DLL problem . yahoo is the cause , let them chase it down . yt has the yahoo name all over it ..
  angry at starbucks 5 08-2011  
For Yahoo! Toolbar. If you don't like it disable it via the IE add-ons
IE would not connect due to "problem with add-on yt.dll". Disabled add
Yahoo toolbar.
  Dave   (further information)
Adware, part of Yahoo! Toolbar, causes popups
yt.dll suffenly showed itself and causes freezes. Everytime it comes I have to cntl alt del to get rid of the freeze
Yahoo! Toolbar. Very annoying and invasive. Like any piece of malware this is usually hidden in another download.
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Summary: Average user rating of yt.dll: based on 25 votes with 9 reviews.
7 users think yt.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. One user thinks yt.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade yt.dll ("not sure about it").

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