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What is YzShadow.exe?

The genuine YzShadow.exe file is a software component of Y'z Shadow by Y'z@Home.
YzShadow is a very basic theme for Windows. It adds a shadow behind program windows and the task bar. It does not need to be added through the Windows control panel, and also does not require an installation. It can be run and adjusted through the system tray. Disabling the theme is simple, as you only have to right click the icon in the tray and close it out.

YzShadow stands for Yamaguchi'z Shadow

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 YzShadow.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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YzShadow.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with YzShadow
YzShadow.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Attach drop shadow to windows belongs to software Y'z Shadow or Pack Vista Inspirat (version 2) or El Capitan Transformation Pack by Y'z@Home (yzapps.blog24.fc2.com) or Y'z.

Description: YzShadow.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The YzShadow.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 155,648 bytes (79% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes or 217,088 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/yzshadow.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The YzShadow.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). YzShadow.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If YzShadow.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 151,552 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 172,032 bytes, 155,648 bytes or 184,320 bytes. The program has a visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run). YzShadow.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program El Capitan Transformation Pack or Pack Vista Inspirat 2, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on El Capitan Transformation Pack or Pack Vista Inspirat 2 in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as YzShadow.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example W32.Polip (detected by Symantec), and P2P-Worm.Win32.Polip.a (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the YzShadow.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.

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User Comments

Puts shadows below windows
   
It adds a mc-like drop shadow to open windows. Aesthetic and harmless
  Kingsley Joseph   (further information)
its part of Rocket Dock, shouldn't be of any problem. It creats 'shadow' on some icons.
  Jason Goodwin  
Puts shadows below windows and makes the startmenu and the windowmnus transparent
   
Y'z Shadow is an enhancement software which adds a shadow effect to Windows in pursuit of the beauty of a shadow. It also allows the user the option of making menus transparent.
  DuBuS   (further information)
It's NOT part of RocketDock, but it does add shadows to windows.
  Mark   (further information)
part of "vista inspirat" (vista skin for win xp)
   
program was causing a "file not found" error message on startup. I did a search, found it in c:\windows\pss, deleted and problem is gone! (Win XP Home)
  Erroll  

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Summary: Average user rating of YzShadow.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 7 users think YzShadow.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.


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Best practices for resolving YzShadow issues

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

To help you analyze the YzShadow.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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