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Should I remove Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

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Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer

What is Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer?  (from Yahoo!)

Yahoo! Toolbar is included in the Typical Install when downloading Yahoo! Messenger. Yahoo! Toolbar allows you to check if your friends are online and change your status right from the browser. You can also enjoy anytime access to Yahoo! Search and your favorite Yahoo! sites.

Overview

Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer is a software program developed by Yahoo!. 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 setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.15 MB (2,255,895 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.toolbar.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\Common\unyt.exe
Estimated size: 2.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer

  • ytbb.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Assistant
  • ytbn.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Notifier
  • yt.dll - Yahoo! Toolbar
  • visic_coupon.dll (by Visicom Media) - Visicom Coupon Plugin

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • yt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'EPP' with a class of {09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • yt.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.)' with the class of {3444c3c5-6c56-4a16-a453-832b05bf6ea4}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • yt.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Movies Toolbar (Dist. by Somoto Ltd.)' with the class of {3444c3c5-6c56-4a16-a453-832b05bf6ea4}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • 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}.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ytbb.exe
Memory:1.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006916611%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00046612%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022554%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:99 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer?

Quickly and completely remove Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer 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 for Internet Explorer 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 for Internet Explorer, 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 for Internet Explorer.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Yahoo! Toolbar for Internet Explorer you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 32%
Keep it 68%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%

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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