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Yahoo! Applications

What is Yahoo! Applications?  (from Yahoo!)

A Yahoo! Application (sometimes called an "app") is fun or useful software that can enhance your experience on Yahoo!. In many ways, you can think of an app as a website within Yahoo!'s website. What makes apps different from other sites, though, is that they can (only with your express permission) show you personalize...  Read more


Yahoo! Applications is a program developed by Yahoo!. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 2.65 MB (2,780,301 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Yahoo! Applications come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: help.yahoo.com/tutorials/my2/mycham/my_openapps1.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\yahoo!\common
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 2.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Applications

  • YInstBroker_ExePS.dll - YInstBro Dynamic Link Library (Broker PS Dynamic Link Library)
  • YmailCfg.dll - Yahoo! Mail Configuration (Yahoo! Mail Configuration Control)
  • YmailCfg_EXE.exe - Yahoo! Mail Configuration EXE
  • uninstall.exe - Yahoo! Suite Uninstaller
  • Ysctr.exe - Yahoo! Software Center (Software Center Control)
  • YWXcom.dll
  • YDefUser.dll - Yahoo! Inc. YDefUser (YDefUser)
  • YIeUsrRestart.exe - IEUsrRes Application
  • YVerInfo.dll - Get Version Utility (Get Version Info)
  • YInstHelper.dll - YInstHelper Module
  • YInstBroker.exe - YInst Broker
  • YMailAdvisor.exe - Yahoo! Mail (Yahoo! Mail Advisor)
  • ymmapi.dll
  • YMMAPI.exe
  • unin_ybs.exe - Yahoo! Browser Services Setup
  • uninst_ymailadv.exe - Yahoo! Mail Advisor Setup
  • unybase.exe - Yahoo! Base Components Setup
  • unyop.exe - Yahoo! Online Protection Uninstall Setup
  • unyt.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Setup
  • unyt_wrap.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • ynso_uninstall.exe - NortonSecurityOnline Uninstall Launcher Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • YMMAPI.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Yahoo! Mail' with a class of {5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}.
  • ymmapi.dll runs as a service named 'MapsGalaxyService' (MapsGalaxy_39Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YMailAdvisor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YMailAdvisor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:860 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0029247292%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00197101%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00095372%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Yahoo! Applications?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Applications 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 Yahoo! Applications, 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 Yahoo! Applications.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Canada 44.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 33.33%
HP-Pavilion NP197AA-A2L a... 33.33%
Dell Dell XPS430 33.33%

About Yahoo!

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


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