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Should I remove Yahoo! Axis?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,236
United States Rank #3,582
Reach 0.0585%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.22 days
714.56 days >
Average installed length: 375.45 days

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Yahoo! Axis

What is Yahoo! Axis?  (from Yahoo!)

Yahoo! Axis is a new browser that redefines what it means to search and browse the web on your iPhone, iPad, and even your desktop. Axis offers the only one-step search experience that allows you to enter your search, see and interact with the results, and find what you need without ever leaving the page you are on. Pl...  Read more


Yahoo! Axis is a software program developed by Yahoo!. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named nano_ie.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 651.67 KB (667,312 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 91% of users of Yahoo! Axis come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Canada.
Yahoo! Axis has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: axis.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\YNanoClient\cpn0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Yahoo!\common\nano_ie.exe
Estimated size: 651.67 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Axis

Program executable:nano_ie.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\common\nano_ie.exe
Additional files:
  • YNanoService.exe - Yahoo! NanoClient for IE (YNanoClient Service)
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll - Yahoo! Axis (Yahoo! Axis for IE)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yahoo! Axis for IE' with the class of {035FDC10-9F1D-430E-87DA-573FFBF5608D}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Yahoo! Axis for IE' with the class of {035FDC10-9F1D-430E-87DA-573FFBF5608D}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • YNanoClient_IE.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'Yahoo! Axis for IE' with a class of {035FDC10-9F1D-430E-87DA-573FFBF5608D} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
  • YNanoService.exe runs as a service named 'Yahoo! NanoClient Service' (YNanoService) "Handles updates and for the Yahoo! NanoClient for Internet Explorer.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000218191%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001187%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000995%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,009
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Yahoo! Axis?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Axis 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! Axis, 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! Axis.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.87%
Windows Vista 28.53%
Windows 10 6.42%
Windows XP 0.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.19%
Windows 7 Professional 4.62%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.40%
Windows 10 Home 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

91.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 91.04%
  Iran 2.79%
  Canada 0.58%
  United Kingdom 0.47%
  Philippines 0.37%
  United Arab Emirates 0.37%
  Saudi Arabia 0.37%
  Romania 0.32%
  Belgium 0.26%
  Israel 0.26%
  Mexico 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%
  Malaysia 0.21%
  Sweden 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.12%
Dell 29.10%
Acer 12.47%
Toshiba 12.47%
ASUS 2.26%
Gateway 1.78%
Samsung 1.43%
Lenovo 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.86%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.64%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.42%

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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