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Should I remove AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager

What is AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager?  (from AT&T)

AT&T Yahoo! Connection Manager makes dialing up easy and hassle-free. It lets you choose how you access the Internet and which Member ID you access it with. Helps to choose the best connection for you. When you dial up, Connection Manager automatically goes through the access numbers on your list and attempts to find ...  Read more


AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager is a program developed by AT&T. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,459,712 bytes). sbcupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: att.software.yahoo.com/choice.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sbc yahoo!\connection manager
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1D1977A9-2FDC-4E83-BE82-3478256342D4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager

  • attmanager.exe (by AT&T Yahoo!) - AT&T Yahoo! Dial (AT&T Manager)
  • cmskin.dll (by AT&T Yahoo!) - AT&T Yahoo! Skin
  • connectionmanager.exe - AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager
  • customdial.dll - AT&T Custom Dial
  • sbcupdate.dll - AT&T Yahoo! Update
  • usericons.dll - AT&T Yahoo! RAS User Icon Library
  • english.dll
  • sbchook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • connectionmanager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager' which loads as C:\Program Files\SBC Yahoo!\Connection Manager\ConnectionManager.exe.

How do I remove AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager?

You can uninstall AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AT&T Yahoo! Dial Connection Manager.

Win Vista (SP2) 53%
Win 7 (SP1) 18%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 52.94%
Windows XP 29.41%
Windows 7 17.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 47.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.88%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.88%

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?
Hewlett-Packard 43.75%
Dell 37.50%
ASUS 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Gateway 6.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 11.76%
Dell Inspiron 1525 5.88%
Dell Dell DXP061 5.88%
Dell Computer Inspiron 41... 5.88%
Compaq Presario 061 PX734... 5.88%
Compaq Presario 061 PP161... 5.88%

Publisher URL: www.att.com


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