Yahoo Messenger Buddy Online/Offline Scanner - YInformer

YInformer is the award winning, ultimate Yahoo Messenger (YM) buddy/ID scanner. This program will allow you to scan your YM buddies or any YID to see if they are online, even if they are in invisible or stealthed! It also has the option to see if the target has their webcam being broadcasted in Yahoo Messenger.
For best results, it is highly recommended to use the latest production version/build of Yahoo Messenger.

This will send (depending on the scan type) specially created packets to send to the target ID. The packet that is sent will return some data back and YInformer will parse that data to determine the online status of the target and/or the cam status, if selected. Depending on what is returned, it will then show if the target is online or really offline. If said target is invisible (stealthed), it will show them as online!

YInformer comes with a built in automatic updater. It will check for an update every time you launch YInformer. If an update is available, you will be prompted about it and can download the update immediately. However, it does not automatically update. The file you download is a self extracting updater that you must launch. It will simply overwrite the existing file(s).

This program will let you scan anyone on Yahoo Messenger for online status. Simply install this program and use the Y Informer shortcut to launch this program. YOU MAY NEED TO RIGHT CLICK AND RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR FOR ALL FEATURES TO WORK!

1. You will need 1 yahoo id for a bot.

2. Login to the YID bot, if you want the program to automatically login and/or as Invisible when you load Y Informer, check the Auto Login and/or Invisible option and then click on Login.

3. After logging in, type in a YID to spy on and then click on the Scan button. Give the program a few moments to complete it and you will see the results in the box below the YID. As of now, the best scan option to use is Packet 2.

4. You can also view your scan history and export it as a text file (.txt) or an html file (.html). The html export will save it as an IE shortcut that you can open and see a "web display" of results. Please note that these exported files are saved locally on YOUR pc and not our webserver!

5. You MUST allow this program internet access through any firewall(s).

6. If you are outside the US or have your pc setup for any language other than English, you must change the Language for Non-unicode Programs options (in control panel under Regional and Language Options) to English or there is a 99.9% chance that YInformer will NOT be able to login your bot ID.

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Final version Yahoo! Messenger 10 now available

Yahoo! Messenger 10 final now available
Thanks to all of you who tried out Yahoo! Messenger 10 during the Beta period and provided feedback about your experience.
As of today, Yahoo! Messenger 10 is no longer in Beta. You can download the final version from our website. This latest version ( incorporates many bug fixes, including some related to our new video call feature. We’ve also improved the overall stability of the product.

If you’re a Windows 7 user, you’ll be glad to know this version is compatible with the new operating system.
Below is a summary of the features that are in Yahoo! Messenger 10. Be sure to watch the demo video at the end of this article for a quick tour.

High-quality video calls
We’ve completely redesigned our 1:1 webcam feature (under the hood too). Now you can make a high-quality video call to a friend with synched audio, right in the IM window. Features include the ability to swap video windows, position the video windows side-by-side, mute the call or place it on hold. You can even go full-screen with your video call. To get started, click the new “Video Call” button in the IM window (your friend also needs to be on Yahoo! Messenger 10). Tips for making video calls | Having fun with video effects

New “Y! Updates” view of your contact list
People are busy these days, doing all sorts of interesting things online. To help you keep up with your friends, we added an alternate view of your contact list that shows a real-time stream of their updates, including Messenger status message changes. If they’ve opted-in to share their updates via Yahoo!, you’ll be able to see what they’re saying on Twitter, reading on Yahoo! Buzz, listening to on, and more.
We also added additional features for how and when you see your friends’ updates. When a new update comes in, a “toast” alert will pop up in the lower right corner of your screen. If you want to disable these, go to Messenger > Preferences > Yahoo! Updates. You can turn alerts on and off and even update preferences by contact or by type of update.

Find more to chat about
Within the new “Yahoo! Updates” view, you’re sure to find more to talk about with your friends. To make it easy, we added a hover menu that lets you quickly IM a friend about their update. When you do, the update appears inline in the conversation window, so when you start your IM with “I can’t believe you like this song!”, your friend will know what you’re talking about. Note that your friend needs to also be on Yahoo! Messenger 10 to see the update inline.

Change your language easily
If you use the U.S. version but wish it could be in your local language, you’re in luck. When you start up Yahoo! Messenger 10, you’ll notice a new language menu on the sign-in screen. Choose from 16 different languages and the buttons, menus and various parts of the interface will change to that language. If you’re already signed in, you can also change your language under Messenger > Preferences > Language (you’ll have to restart Yahoo! Messenger for it to take effect).

Download Yahoo! Messenger 10
As with any new release, we welcome your feedback about what’s working well for you and what’s not. After using Yahoo! Messenger 10 for a bit, go to the Help menu and select “Send Feedback” to get started.
Sarah Bacon
Product Manager

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Download: Y!Sheild Yahoo Messenger Hook


Y!Sheild is a yahoo messenger hook using the vba api hooking method
it uses a dll made in c# to do the hook and from there using a vb 6 gui user friendly interface.

Y!Sheild allows the user(s) to have FULL control over all packets incoming and out going, the user can block each packet they want before it ever gets to yahoo. User(s) may also edit packets to send data to different users or explore the limtations of that said packet, In A sense this is more then just a anti-boot program it can also ack as a yahoo packet sniffer.

Known Bugs:

Sometime when logging in you may get the error ("Messenger Encountered A Connection Problem. Please check the network connection and then click "tryagain",(81003004)"

Fix: Change the server in the combo-box located in options tab then rehook application.

Pleas Note That Y!Sheild is still in the aplha beta stages and all user input is highly commanded.
with your input this software will be huge!

How To Use:

If you have yahoo open close it, start Y!Sheild ( Y!Sheild will auto start yahoo if yahoo is installed to the specified location under options tab)
After yahoo has started wait 30 seconds befor logging in!
Note: You do NOT need to hit hook at this time, only if a connection problame accurs.
Also make sure you have nothing blocking ports 1337 or 6969 as Y!Sheild uses these ports to forward all data.

Bug Fix:

For any bug reports please report them to me on yahoo messenger: Jo.sh69

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