Yahoo Message Archive Decoder reads Yahoo! Messenger archive files (.dat files) and presents them in a format that you can read. Unlike the utility provided by Yahoo! Messenger, using this program you can decode them without connecting to the Internet as long as you have the .dat files. You don't need the password of the message archive owner. This software supports decoding of normal conversation messages, private messages, conferences, SMS/Mobile Messages and .hst files to HTML or plain text, complete with time stamps, smileys and font formatting (typeface, bold, italic, underline, font size and colors). It supports Unicode text (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and all non-Latin characters).
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waste of time
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This comment is about the software that is linked to in the above comment.
The download says that it's a trial download and there's even a place on the site to purchase a license ($17.00). But I installed it and it appears to be fully working. I clicked on the License Key button inside the program and it said I have a valid license.
Works perfect. It decoded my Yahoo chat sessions without me being logged on or needed my YIM password.
It does the job neatly, decodes the archive in a nice manner.
Numbers, addresses and links can not be viewed in the trial version.
Most of the information gets masked in the trial version. Numbers, addresses and links can not be viewed. If your friend had told you their age, you can not see that number. If there was a phone number, you can not see that either. If there was an email address, that get's masked too. What's the use?
Can't install the program. McAfee says that it contains a trojan called Generic PWS.y which is a password stealer. According to McAfee, this program can potentially scan your hard drive for passwords and send them to the trojan creator.