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25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,484
United States Rank #15,072
Reach 0.0089%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.75 days
317.23 days >
Average installed length: 166.68 days

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Yahoo! Anti-Spy

What is Yahoo! Anti-Spy?  (from Yahoo!)

Yahoo! Anti-Spy is the Yahoo! solution for detecting and removing spyware and adware on your computer. It scans your computer to find spyware and adware and lets you decide what to remove, what to quarantine, and what to ignore.

Overview

Yahoo! Anti-Spy is a software program developed by Yahoo!. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ypsr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 2.84 MB (2,982,940 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of Yahoo! Anti-Spy come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.toolbar.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\YPSR
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\Common\unypsr.exe
Estimated size: 2.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Anti-Spy

Program executable:ypsr.exe
Name:Yahoo! Anti-Spy Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\YPSR\ypsr.exe
MD5:39e35a8123d488cd9b1549aca0790536
Additional files:
  • ypsrru.exe - Yahoo! Anti-Spy runatboot
  • ypsrmaven.dll - YPSRMaven library (YPSRMAVEN Dynamic Link Library)
  • ypsr.dll - YPSR library (YPSR Dynamic Link Library)
  • dlaunch.exe - dlaunch
  • unypsr.exe - Yahoo! Anti-Spy Uninstall
  • ppctl.dll (by Computer Associates International) - eTrust PestPatrol version 5.0 COM control (eTrust PestPatrol version 5 SDK)
  • ppclean.exe (by Computer Associates Int'l) - PPClean Custom Cleaning Utility
  • Unwise32.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • Unwise32.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Yahoo! Anti-Spy?

Quickly and completely remove Yahoo! Anti-Spy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Yahoo! Anti-Spy 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 Yahoo! Anti-Spy, 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 Yahoo! Anti-Spy.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 41%
Win 8 2%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.00%
Windows 7 41.60%
Windows Vista 12.00%
Windows 8 2.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.47%
Windows 7 Professional 4.24%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.94%
  India 3.53%
  Germany 3.53%
  Canada 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  NG 1.76%
  France 1.18%
  MA 0.59%
  CY 0.59%
  Brazil 0.59%
  Uruguay 0.59%
  Qatar 0.59%
  ZM 0.59%
  Australia 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.37%
Dell 25.27%
Sahara 8.79%
GIGABYTE 7.69%
Toshiba 6.59%
American Megatrends 5.49%
Acer 5.49%
Intel 5.49%
Gateway 4.40%
MSI 2.20%
Compaq 1.10%
ASUS 1.10%
Common models
HP 500B Microtower 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.91%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.94%
GBT AWRDACPI 1.94%
INTELR AWRDACPI 1.94%
NVIDIA AWRDACPI 1.94%

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is a major internet brand that provides search, contents, and other web services.
Publisher URL: www.yahoo.com

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