You have clicked on "Yahoo! Messenger" made by "Yahoo! Inc."

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Application has windowsYes
Internet serverNo
Uses the internetYes
Imports potentialy dangerous functionsYes
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Description extracted from Wikipedia:

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NameYahoo! Messenger
DeveloperYahoo!
Initial release(as Yahoo! Pager)\
TypeInstant messaging client and Internet phone
LicenseProprietary adware
Websitehttp://messenger.yahoo.com/
Preview releaseMac: 3.0.1 Beta build 35554 2011|07|20
Latest stable releaseWindows: 11.5.0.228
Mac: 3.0.2
Linux: 1.0.6
SunOS 5.7: 0.99.17-1
Solaris 8: 1.0.4
FreeBSD 4/5: 1.0.4
Android: 2.0.11
iOS: 1.0.7 2016|02|29
Operating systemAndroid, iOS. Microsoft Windows, Symbian, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris

Yahoo! Messenger (sometimes abbreviated Y!M ) is an advertisement-supported instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo. Yahoo Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo services, such as Yahoo Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email. Yahoo also offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories. Yahoo Messenger was originally launched under the name Yahoo! Pager on March 9, 1998. In addition to instant messaging features similar to those offered by ICQ, it also offers (on Microsoft Windows) features such as: IMVironments (customizing the look of Instant Message windows, some of which include authorized themes of famous cartoons such as Garfield or Dilbert), address-book integration and Custom Status Messages. It was also the first major IM client to feature BUZZing and music-status. Another recently added feature is customized avatars. Yahoo Messenger also allows users to access Yahoo Chat Rooms. As of December 14, 2012, all public chat rooms on Yahoo Messenger have been shut down as part of a series of features being changed/added/deleted. As of March 27, 2016, the only supported clients are the Android, iOS and web browser clients. The legacy Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris clients are not supported anymore, and their servers will begin shutting down on August 5, 2016, with the clients no longer working by August 31, 2016. It turned out that the servers for the legacy clients were finally shut down sometime between the mid-morning & early afternoon hours east coast time on September 1, 2016, resulting in the legacy desktop clients no longer being able to access their buddy/contact lists. On April 12, 2016, Yahoo announced that the messenger would support six non-English languages to bridge the language gap and create personalised experiences for its users. Yahoo Messenger will support Hindi (on Android devices only), Chinese, French, German, Spanish and Indonesian. A new desktop app for Windows and Mac has been released.

Technical information:

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Icon statusInvisible
Icon settingHidden when inactive
Executable fileC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
Version11,5,0,0228
Parent processC:\Windows\explorer.exe
Can be uninstalledYes
AutorunStarted form registry
KeyHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
ValueMessenger (Yahoo!)
EncryptedNo
Size on disk6.2 Mb
Minimum recorded memory usage82.1 Mb
Average recorded memory usage82.1 Mb
Maximum recorded memory usage82.1 Mb
Date when maximum memory usage occured1/25/2013 12:16:52 AM
Minimum recorded CPU usage0%
Average recorded CPU usage0%
Maximum recorded CPU usage0%
Date when maximum CPU usage occured1/25/2013 12:16:48 AM
Started at1/25/2013 12:06:15 AM
Total CPU time 8 seconds
Imported functions
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