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Should I remove Yahoo! Widget Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%


3.1.4 60.00%
3.1.2 20.00%
3.0.2 20.00%

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Yahoo! Widget Engine

What is Yahoo! Widget Engine?

Widget Engine automatically checks for updates to Widget Engine. When the Widget Engine contacts Yahoo servers, it sends a unique identifier number that allows Yahoo to distinguish between different computers and different people using Widget Engine. Widget Engine supports Yahoo login so some widgets built by Yahoo can access password protected data such as your Yahoo Calendar and Yahoo Address Book.

About  (from Yahoo!)

The Yahoo Widget Engine is a special program, called a run-time environment, which allows you to run widgets on the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Widgets are mini-programs which run on the desktop. You do not need to be a registered user of of Yahoo to download the Widget Engine or widgets, although some wid...  Read more


The most used version is 3.1.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is YahooWidgetEngine.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 14.97 MB (15,691,969 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: widgets.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\WidgetEngine\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{42A774C0-01CD-4ACB-9D16-910EFF7BE53E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Widget Engine

Program executable:YahooWidgetEngine.exe
Name:Yahoo! Widget Engine
Path:C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\WidgetEngine\YahooWidgetEngine.exe
Additional files:
  • js32.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • uninstall.exe
  • YahooWidgetEngine.exe - Yahoo! Widget Engine

How do I remove Yahoo! Widget Engine?

Quickly and completely remove Yahoo! Widget Engine 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! Widget Engine 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! Widget Engine, 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! Widget Engine.

Win XP 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 20%
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 60.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 60.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.82%
  Croatia 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Compaq 33.33%
Common models
HP dc5000 uT(DZ216AV) 25.00%
Gigabyte P35-DS3 25.00%
HP Pavilion 061 EG783AA-A... 25.00%

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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