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Should I remove Yahoo Toolbar?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,140
United States Rank #2,680
Reach 0.1158%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.04 days
473.26 days >
Average installed length: 248.66 days

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Yahoo Toolbar

What is Yahoo Toolbar?  (from Yahoo!)

Get Facebook, email, news, weather and more - right from your toolbar. Yahoo Search Protection is offered as an additional service when you install Yahoo Toolbar for Internet Explorer. It allows you to manage Yahoo as your default search engine, and alerts you if third party software attempts to change your default s...  Read more

Overview

Yahoo Toolbar is a program developed by Yahoo!. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is ytbn.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 2.21 MB (2,318,799 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 83% of users of Yahoo Toolbar come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Romania.
Yahoo Toolbar 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

Displayed publisher: Yahoo Inc.
URL: toolbar.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn4
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Yahoo!\Common\UNYT_W~1.EXE
Estimated size: 2.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo Toolbar

Program executable:ytbn.exe
Name:Yahoo! Toolbar Notifier
Path:C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn4\ytbn.exe
MD5:c0d37c83d189563b1bea95d3b1662ba3
Additional files:
  • yt.dll - Yahoo! Toolbar
  • ytbb.exe
  • installer_defines.json
  • unyt.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Setup
  • unyt_wrap.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • visic_coupon.dll (by Visicom Media) - Visicom Coupon Plugin
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll - Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • YNanoClient_IE_x64.dll
  • YNanoService.exe - YToolbar Service
  • uninst_ymailadv.exe - Yahoo! Mail Advisor Setup
  • YInstBroker.exe - YInst Broker
  • YInstBroker_ExePS.dll - YInstBro Dynamic Link Library (Broker PS Dynamic Link Library)
  • YInstHelper.dll - YInstHelper Module
  • YMailAdvisor.exe - Yahoo! Mail (Yahoo! Mail Advisor)
  • ymmapi.dll
  • YMMAPI.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • ymmapi.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Yahoo! Mail' with a class of {5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • yt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '&Yahoo! Toolbar Helper' with the class of {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670}.
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name '&Yahoo! Toolbar Helper' with the class of {236FE2ED-19AA-4392-A880-DA19F61AE10C}.
3 Internet Explorer Toolbars
  • YNanoClient_IE_x64.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Yahoo! Toolbar for IE' with the class of {276C8F18-7FD1-4156-A564-A2D2208AD116}.
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Yahoo! Toolbar for IE' with the class of {276C8F18-7FD1-4156-A564-A2D2208AD116}.
  • yt.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Yahoo Toolbar' with the class of {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}.
3 Internet Explorer URL Search Hooks
  • YNanoClient_IE_x64.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Yahoo! Toolbar for IE' with a class of {276C8F18-7FD1-4156-A564-A2D2208AD116} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Yahoo! Toolbar for IE' with a class of {276C8F18-7FD1-4156-A564-A2D2208AD116} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • yt.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Yahoo Toolbar' with a class of {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • yt.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Yahoo Toolbar' with a class of {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}.
2 Services
  • YNanoService.exe runs as a service named 'Yahoo! Toolbar Service' (YTBService) "Handles updates for the Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer.".
  • ymmapi.dll runs as a service named 'MapsGalaxyService' (MapsGalaxy_39Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YMailAdvisor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YMailAdvisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

YMailAdvisor.exe
Memory:720 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009094942%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00060742%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00030207%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,712
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Yahoo Toolbar?

Quickly and completely remove Yahoo Toolbar 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 Toolbar 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 Toolbar, 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 Toolbar.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Yahoo Toolbar you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.77%
Windows 8 11.26%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Windows XP 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.34%
Windows 7 Professional 12.03%
Windows 8.1 5.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.55%
Windows 8 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.18%
  United Kingdom 1.95%
  Romania 1.24%
  Germany 1.24%
  Iran 1.19%
  Canada 1.10%
  Taiwan 0.81%
  France 0.62%
  United Arab Emirates 0.43%
  Hong Kong 0.38%
  India 0.38%
  Saudi Arabia 0.38%
  South Africa 0.33%
  Australia 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.78%
Dell 24.32%
Acer 14.36%
Toshiba 11.84%
ASUS 4.19%
GIGABYTE 3.14%
Samsung 1.78%
Lenovo 0.84%
Intel 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.83%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.43%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.26%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.33%

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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