84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove SBC Yahoo! Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0002%


5.5 100.00%

Other programs by Yahoo!

SBC Yahoo! Messenger


SBC Yahoo! Messenger is a program developed by Yahoo!. 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 software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 6.47 MB (6,787,160 bytes). yupdater.exe 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 XP as well as Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: messenger.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 6.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SBC Yahoo! Messenger

  • messmod2.dll - Messenger Module for Yahoo! Companion
  • yacscom.dll - Yahoo! Audio Conferencing Control
  • idle.dll - Yahoo! Inc. idle (idle)
  • res_msgr.dll - Yahoo! Messenger
  • ygxa_2.dll - Yahoo Graphics DLL
  • YPager.exe
  • yupdater.exe - Yahoo Auto Updater
  • MyYahoo.dll - MyYahoo Module
  • YServer.exe - YServer Module
  • proxy.dll - YServer Proxy
  • ymsgip.dll - Yahoo! Ymsgip (Ymsgip)
  • ywcupl.dll - Yahoo! Webcam (Webcam Upload Networking and Imaging)
  • ywcvwr.dll - Webcam Viewer Networking and Imaging
  • yhexbmes.dll - YhExBMes
  • asw.dll - Yahoo! Audio Setup Wizard
  • aswres.dll - Yahoo! Audio Setup Wizard Resources - English
  • d32-fw.dll (by Distinct) - Distinct Standard SDK (FW DLL)
  • ft.dll - FT Module
  • kdu_v32R.dll (by The University of New South Wales) - Kakadu Software Tools for JPEG2000 (kdu_v32 -- Kakadu core DLL)
  • n2pclient.dll (by Net2Phone Inc) - Net2Phone Client Engine (Client Engine DLL)
  • pcre.dll (by Pcre) - Pcre (Pcre: Perl-compatible regular-expression library)
  • stock.dll - Stock Module
  • tsd2.dll
  • XMLParse.dll
  • Xmltok.dll
  • yacsui.dll - Yahoo! Audio Conferencing UI
  • yauto.dll - yauto Module
  • ycrwin32.dll - YCRWin32 Module
  • Ymsgr_tray.exe
  • ypagerps.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Bar
  • yhexbmes.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called '&Yahoo! Messenger' with a class of {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • yhexbmes.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as '&Yahoo! Messenger' with a class of {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}.
Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{6768D28E-B6AC-49C5-988D-1DD310504E28}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • YServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\yserver.exe'.
  • YPager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe'.

How do I remove SBC Yahoo! Messenger?

You can uninstall SBC Yahoo! Messenger 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 SBC Yahoo! Messenger, 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 SBC Yahoo! Messenger.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by SBC Yahoo! Messenger you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

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?
Toshiba 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
American Megatrends 33.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite M55 33.33%
HP Pavilion 06 DD210A-ABA... 33.33%
HP Compaq nx9420 (RB549UT... 33.33%

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is a major internet brand that provides search, contents, and other web services.
Publisher URL: www.yahoo.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.