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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ycs.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if ycs.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Yandex\Browser\Protect\ycs.exe

Usually, this application is located in C:\Program Files\Yandex\Browser\Protect\ycs.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 995de48d0b200f30da932c8dc0a26bdc.

Is running as a service


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

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This application can exploit the full power of a current PC processor.

File description

 Yandex Protect Service

The description written in the file is Yandex Protect Service.

File version


File version stored as a property 1.10.677.19906.


 Yandex LLC.

Company name Yandex LLC..


 Copyright (C) 2017 Yandex LLC.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright (C) 2017 Yandex LLC..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous features of Windows appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


ycs.exe has a digital signature. Today most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from ycs.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier email

The name of the organization or individual signing this is:

Certifier name


Digital certificate name: YANDEX LLC

Issuer name

 GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2

Certificate's issuer name: GlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G2

Can be uninstalled


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