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Should I remove Y! Chat Messenger and Options?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
86% remove it14% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,448
United States Rank #25,586
Reach 0.0023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 49.55 days
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Average installed length: 602.33 days


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Y! Chat Messenger and Options

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What is Y! Chat Messenger and Options?

Important, this is not affiliated with Yahoo! or the Y! Chat Messenger. This program is a software bundler that is marketed as being able to install additional components for the widely used and popular Y! Chat Messenger program but in actuality just wraps the freely available program with bundled software which includes adware and other potentially unwanted utilities (such as PC optimizers, toolbars, etc.). The main bundling program is simply an uninstaller that is designed to help the end user remove the bundled software on their PC after infection. The reason this even exists is due to various 3rd party partner marketing rules. When uninstalling, a list of bundled software is included and provides the user the ability to individually remove each installed program from their PC using that programs built in Windows installer/uninstaller.


The main program executable is Uninstaller.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,724,755 bytes).
Y! Chat Messenger and Options has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.
Find out how to remove Y! Chat Messenger and Options.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Y! Chat Messenger and Options
URL: airinstaller.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\y! chat messenger and options
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Y! Chat Messenger and Options\Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 1.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Y! Chat Messenger and Options

Program executable:Uninstaller.exe
Name:Software Uninstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\y! chat messenger and options\Uninstaller.exe
  • Uninstaller.exe (by Uninstaller) - Software Uninstaller (Uninstaller)

How do I remove Y! Chat Messenger and Options?

Quickly and completely remove Y! Chat Messenger and Options from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Y! Chat Messenger and Options 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 Y! Chat Messenger and Options, 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 Y! Chat Messenger and Options.
  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) 64%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 86%
Keep it 14%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 24.44%
Windows XP 4.44%
Windows Vista 4.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows 10 Home 15.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.44%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.03%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  India 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.89%
Alienware 15.56%
Toshiba 15.56%
Dell 13.33%
Acer 13.33%
Lenovo 4.44%
ASUS 4.44%
Sony 2.22%
Samsung 2.22%
Common models
Alienware M18xR1 15.91%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.55%
ACER Aspire X1900 2.27%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 2.27%
Acer Aspire 5830T 2.27%
Acer Aspire 5740 2.27%


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