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Should I remove HiYo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
63% remove it37% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,963
United States Rank #29,202
Reach 0.0065%


VersionDistribution 18.75% 2.34% 3.13% 19.53% 1.56% 1.56% 9.38% 1.56% 4.69% 7.03% 2.34% 0.78% 2.34% 0.78% 0.78% 0.78% 3.91% 1.56% 0.78% 2.34% 0.78% 0.78% 1.56% 0.78% 1.56% 0.78% 0.78% 3.13% 0.78% 0.78% 0.78% 0.78% 0.78%

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What is HiYo?

HiYo bundles the IncrediMail Incredibar Toolbar during installation.

About  (from Perion Network)

HiYo is a free add-on for Windows Live Messenger (MSN), AIM & Yahoo! Instant Messenger that takes Instant Messaging to a whole new level of FUN! HiYo has tons of the most amazing Emoticons, Winks, SuperWinks, Animations, Nudges, Smileys and Sounds (with more being added all the time). Totally upgrade your Instant Messe...  Read more


HiYo is a program developed by Perion Network. 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. The programs's main executable is hiyo.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.12 MB of memory. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 3.09 MB (3,241,197 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 33% of users of HiYo come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Known to include offers within the setup
HiYo has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: IncrediMail
URL: www.hiyo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HiYo\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8F3A13FC-DFDA-4001-A6C3-030495A1E66E} ARPVAL="UnInst" /qf /L*V "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\HiYoUninstallLog.log"
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HiYo

Program executable:hiyo.exe
HiYo - IncrediMail Ltd Messenger plugin
Signed by:IncrediMail Ltd.
Path:C:\Program Files\hiyo\bin\hiyo.exe
Additional files:
  • HiYoLowInt.exe (by IncrediMail) - LowInteg (LowIntegrityBrowser MFC Application)
  • HiYo.dll (by IncrediMail) - HiYo Dynamic Link Library (HiYo DLL)
  • HiYoRes.dll - HiYoRes Dynamic Link Library
  • AppServerCommunication.dll (by Incredimail Ltd)
  • HiYoUtils.dll - HiYoUtil Dynamic Link Library (HiYoUtil DLL)
  • IMHttpComm.dll - IMHttpCo Dynamic Link Library
  • GuiFramework.dll - GuiFramework Module
  • HiYo_Install.exe - HiYo installer
  • sqlite3.dll (by sqlite.org) - SQLite Database Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HiYo.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Hiyo' which loads as C:\Program Files\HiYo\bin\HiYo.exe /RunFromStartup.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.12 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3380567088%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.16499186%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.17306485%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,220,325
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.17 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:134 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HiYo?

You can uninstall HiYo 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 HiYo, 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 HiYo.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 63%
Keep it 37%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.91%
Windows Vista 30.47%
Windows XP 14.06%
Windows 10 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.35%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.76%
Windows 7 Professional 1.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.10%
  France 18.31%
  Canada 6.34%
  Germany 4.93%
  United Kingdom 4.23%
  Belgium 4.23%
  Italy 3.52%
  Austria 3.52%
  Australia 2.82%
  Spain 2.11%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Venezuela 1.41%
  Switzerland 1.41%
  Sweden 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 25.97%
Dell 23.38%
Toshiba 5.19%
ASUS 3.90%
American Megatrends 2.60%
MSI 2.60%
Gateway 2.60%
Sony 2.60%
Packard Bell 1.30%
Intel 1.30%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.97%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.98%
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 1.98%
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 1.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.98%
MSI MS-7369 1.98%

About Perion Network

Perion Network, formerly IncrediMail, is a consumer software company that develops programs to "make people's online experience simple, safe and enjoyable".
Publisher URL: www.perion.com


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