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What is Yahoo!?

(This is not a Yahoo! application!) Freshy is an adware application that runs in the web browser as a toolbar and web extension. The web extension is primarily designed to take control of the user's browser in order to modify the search provider and redirect web searches to the search engine partner the publisher has a revenue relationship with. In doing so, the toolbar performs a number of behaviors in order to maximize the potential of a user to click on sponsored advertising through search. It is typically installed via a bundled offer within a 3rd-party distribution. Functionality of the toolbar includes but is not limited to:

- Changing the web browser's default home page to the affiliate search portal.
- Changing the browser's search provider, built-in search box as well as the address bar.
- Ability to modify the 'new tab' functionality to launch the modified search portal page.
- Adds an alternative error page, DNS error and 'page not' found functionality.
- Adds additional functionality that is designed to protect the search and home page settings.
- May 'inject' advertising in the form of context ads, links and pop-ups.


The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 18.43 MB (19,324,868 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application data\freshy\toolbar
Uninstaller: "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Freshy\Toolbar\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 18.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo!

  • Tightrope.Stub.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Tightrope.Stub.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yahoo! Helper' with the class of {761CEC6F-D9E6-4A71-BFC6-DD2785FD052A}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • Tightrope.Stub.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Yahoo!' with the class of {CD3FEA81-A221-4e47-983E-F7DA6E62B59D}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • Tightrope.Stub.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Yahoo!' with a class of {CD3FEA81-A221-4E47-983E-F7DA6E62B59D}.

How do I remove Yahoo!?

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Or, you can uninstall Yahoo! 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 Yahoo!, 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 Yahoo!.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%
Windows XP

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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