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Should I remove Search Provided by Yahoo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
28% remove it72% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,645
United States Rank #14,792
Reach 0.0096%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.97 days
58.09 days >
Average installed length: 30.52 days

Search Provided by Yahoo


Search Provided by Yahoo is a software program developed by Wincy. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named uninstall.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 1.23 MB (1,292,762 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Search Provided by Yahoo come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.
Search Provided by Yahoo has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\{0edf3883-2a77-543b-47ef-71d363878d4b}
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\{0EDF3883-2A77-543B-47EF-71D363878D4B}\uninstall.exe" /Uninstall /s /noun
Estimated size: 1.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Search Provided by Yahoo

Program executable:uninstall.exe
Additional files:
  • Sqlite3.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task named 'UpdateTask' (runs daily at 4:20 AM).

How do I remove Search Provided by Yahoo?

Quickly and completely remove Search Provided by Yahoo from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Search Provided by Yahoo from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Search Provided by Yahoo, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Search Provided by Yahoo.

Win 8 59%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 28%
Keep it 72%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.52%
Windows 7 34.81%
Windows Vista 4.44%
Windows XP 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 21.48%
Windows 10 Home 20.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.04%
Windows 7 Professional 8.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.15%
Windows 10 Pro 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.06%
  Brazil 6.28%
  France 5.24%
  United Kingdom 4.71%
  India 2.62%
  Italy 1.57%
  Canada 1.05%
  Switzerland 1.05%
  Mexico 1.05%
  Peru 1.05%
  Philippines 1.05%
  Thailand 1.05%
  Taiwan 1.05%
  Colombia 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.78%
Acer 27.17%
Dell 18.48%
Toshiba 9.78%
ASUS 5.43%
Lenovo 2.17%
Samsung 2.17%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.65%
Acer Aspire E5-571 1.77%
ASUS All Series 1.77%
ASUSTeK X551MA 1.77%
Dell Latitude E5510 1.77%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.77%


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