yahooauservice.exe - Is yahooauservice.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is yahooauservice.exe?
Purpose of yahooauservice.exe:

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: yahooauservice.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
YahooAUService.exe is a program which would have been installed by you, and would not have arrived on your computer the day you purchased it as it most likely was not preinstalled software. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This YahooAUService.exe file is part of the free Yahoo instant messenger (Yahoo IM), and most have this installed. This updater module is not required. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit yahooauservice.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the yahooauservice.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe is where this will be found.

  • Is yahooauservice.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is yahooauservice.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove yahooauservice.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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