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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,100
United States Rank #16,535
Reach 0.0754%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.02 days
649.45 days >
Average installed length: 341.24 days


VersionDistribution 85.87% 6.19% 4.71% 1.08% 0.13% 0.07% 0.07% 0.13% 0.13% 0.94% 0.13% 0.07% 0.40%

Badoo Desktop

What is Badoo Desktop?  (from Badoo)

Badoo Desktop is a free application that shows you how near other users are right now.


Badoo Desktop is a program developed by Badoo. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 programs's main executable is yahoomessenger.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 64.79 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 117 files and is usually about 1 MB (1,051,136 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 12% of users of Badoo Desktop come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: badoo.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\badoo\badoo desktop\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FAE5B434-5222-4C81-BEEE-74A380D1EA6C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Badoo Desktop

Program executable:yahoomessenger.exe
Name:Yahoo! Messenger
Signed by:Yahoo! Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\messenger\yahoomessenger.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo!...
Additional files:
  • badoo.desktop.exe - Badoo Desktop
  • htmlayout.dll (by Terra Informatica Software,, British Columbia, Canada) - HTMLayout (HTMLayout - embeddable HTML rendering and layout component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • YahooMessenger.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Messenger Class' with a class of {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96}.
Scheduled Task
  • YahooMessenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D556CEAB-DA41-4596-99DC-3BAE7F8CA0DF}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • YahooMessenger.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (0285841475581559)' (0285841475581559mcinstcleanup).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Bootloader' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Microsoft Bootloader\bootloader.exe.
  • badoo.desktop.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Badoo Desktop' and executes as C:\ProgramData\Badoo\Badoo Desktop\\Badoo.Desktop.exe.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Shockwave Updater' which loads as "C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\SHOCKW~1\SWHELP~1.EXE" -Update -1103472 -"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YahooMessenger.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VideoDownloadConverter AppIntegrator 32-bit' which loads as C:\Program Files2\VIDEOD~2\bar\2.bin\AppIntegrator.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • YahooMessenger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\cyber\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe'.
Network connections
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to gops.use10.mobstor.vip.bf1.yahoo.com ( port 80).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to LB260.DOHA.COTENDO.net ( port 80).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to mpr6.ngd.vip.ch1.yahoo.com ( port 80).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to pinhole101p2.us1.voice.gq1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to relay111p6.eu1.voice.ir2.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip102-p2.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip102.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip104.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip105-p1.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • YahooMessenger.exe connects to sip105.voice.ne1.yahoo.com ( port 443).
  • Plus 20 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:64.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0167080693%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00880538%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00790269%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,245,810
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.8 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.2 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Badoo Desktop?

You can uninstall Badoo Desktop 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 Badoo Desktop, 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 Badoo Desktop.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Badoo Desktop you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.52%
Windows 10 20.43%
Windows XP 7.53%
Windows Vista 6.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.60%
Windows 7 Professional 9.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.56%
Windows 8.1 5.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.05% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 12.05%
  United States 10.09%
  Italy 7.58%
  Germany 6.09%
  Brazil 5.28%
  MA 4.60%
  United Kingdom 4.40%
  Spain 4.06%
  Sweden 3.39%
  Canada 2.98%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  DZ 2.51%
  Czech Republic 2.37%
  Saudi Arabia 2.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.16%
Acer 24.57%
Dell 12.93%
ASUS 11.42%
Toshiba 6.14%
Samsung 5.71%
Lenovo 3.34%
American Megatrends 0.97%
MSI 0.86%
Intel 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.52%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.98%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.71%
Micro-Star MS-7596 2.71%


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