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Program info

Estimated safety rating


yahooauservice.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if yahooauservice.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to run a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe

The default name and path where the program is stored is
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this program is dd0042f0c3b606a6a8b92d49afb18ad6.

Is running as a service


This application is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It can not benefit of the full power of nowadays' computer processors. This is quite normal because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 AutoUpater Service Module

The description written in the program is AutoUpater Service Module.

File version

File version stored as a property


 Yahoo! Inc.

Author Yahoo! Inc..


 Yahoo! Copyright (C) 2006-2008. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice Yahoo! Copyright (C) 2006-2008. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to be very careful regarding this program.

Digitally signed


yahooauservice.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in yahooauservice.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Yahoo! Inc.

Digital certificate name: Yahoo! Inc.

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is good. si are uninstall.