What is Isafe.exe

YAC - YAC Security Protection - Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda

File description

Isafe.exe with description YAC is a process file from company Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda belonging to product YAC Security Protection.
The file is digitally signed from Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
We do not recommend removing digitally signed files from Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda

What is isafe.exe?
This is a part of Computer Associates Anti-Virus, eTrust EZ Armor, and ZoneAlarm. Its purpose is to protect the system on which it is installed from viruses. It included with many pieces of software that have anti-virus functionality as a part of the overall package.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system; however, it should not be deleted unless absolutely necessary. By killing this process or disabling the associated service, you will lose your computer's virus protection. If you wish to disable it, you should perform the proper uninstallation procedures for your software.

Dangers of isafe
As this is a legitimate executable that included with many security software packages, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %SystemRoot%\System32\ZoneLabs, %ProgramFiles%\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus, or some other Computer Associates-related subdirectory of %ProgramFiles%. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There should never be more than one instance of isafe.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have one of the aforementioned anti-virus or security software packages, the presence of this executable is a likely sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
  • This program tries to listen on ports 1025, 1026, and 1027
    • This is apparently by design. If you wish to prevent this from happening, block access to the process in your firewall.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
010 Installed services

Digital signatures found for this file

26 Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda - Symantec Time Stamping Services Signer - G4
11 Computer Associates International - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
4 CA - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2
3 CA - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer
2 Total Defense, Inc. - GlobalSign TSA for MS Authenticode - G2
1 Total Defense, Inc. - VeriSign Time Stamping Services Signer - G2

MD5 security rating in our database

21 files (Not yet rated and not signed)
28 files (Not yet rated and digitally signed)
31 files (Safe and digitally signed)
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Warning: Some malware might rename itself to isafe.exe. Always make sure that your file is from a verified publisher.

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