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Should I remove Yahoo! BrowserPlus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,600
United States Rank #956
Reach 0.4232%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.60 days
519.28 days >
Average installed length: 272.84 days

Typically installed together

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Yahoo! BrowserPlus 2.9.8

What is Yahoo! BrowserPlus?

BroswerPlus is an open source technology for web browsers that allows developers to create rich web applications with desktop capabilities. It exposes new functions to JavaScript that allow web applications to have secure access to desktop facilities. Web pages can interact with BrowserPlus through a set of APIs that work in all popular browsers.

About  (from Yahoo!)

BrowserPlus is a technology for web browsers that allows developers to create rich web applications with desktop capabilities. The most unique attribute of BrowserPlus is its ability to update and add new services on the fly without a browser restart or even reloading the page! As a user, this means no more installers ...  Read more


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 primary executable is named BrowserPlusPrefs.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 13.27 MB (13,916,710 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\yahoo!\browserplus
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yahoo!\BrowserPlus\BrowserPlusUninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 13.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! BrowserPlus 2.9.8

Program executable:BrowserPlusPrefs.exe
Name:Y! BrowserPlus
BrowserPlus Control Panel
BrowserPlusPrefs.exe is the BrowserPlus Control Panel process.
Additional files:
  • BrowserPlusUninstaller.exe - Y! BrowserPlus (BrowserPlus Uninstaller)
  • npybrowserplus_2.8.1.dll - BrowserPlus (from Yahoo!) v2.8.1 (BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/)
  • npybrowserplus_2.9.2.dll - BrowserPlus (from Yahoo!) v2.9.2
  • npybrowserplus_2.9.8.dll - BrowserPlus (from Yahoo!) v2.9.8
  • BPAlertCenter.dll - BrowserPlus Alert Center
  • YImage.dll - Yahoo! Messenger (YImage Module)
  • BrowserPlusPrefs.exe - BrowserPlus Control Panel
  • YBPAddon_2.8.1.dll - Y! BrowserPlus IE Addon
  • YBPAddon_2.9.2.dll
  • YBPAddon_2.9.8.dll
  • BrowserPlusCore.exe - BrowserPlusCore
  • BrowserPlusService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npybrowserplus_2.9.8.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npybrowserplus_2.9.8.dll'.
  • npybrowserplus_2.9.2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npybrowserplus_2.9.2.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npybrowserplus_2.9.8.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Yahoo! BrowserPlus' with a plugin key of '@yahoo.com/BrowserPlus,version=2.9.8'.
  • npybrowserplus_2.9.2.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Yahoo! BrowserPlus' with a plugin key of '@yahoo.com/BrowserPlus,version=2.9.2'.
Scheduled Task
  • BrowserPlusUninstaller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE5AAB69-722B-47B2-BD81-9F8DD3B75F90}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1566084401%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.06330979%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.09329865%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:42.41 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5.54 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0538635059%
Kernel CPU:0.02356528%
User CPU:0.03029822%
I/O reads/min:32.56 KB
I/O writes/min:17.09 KB

How do I remove Yahoo! BrowserPlus?

You can uninstall Yahoo! BrowserPlus 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! BrowserPlus 2.9.8, 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! BrowserPlus.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Yahoo! BrowserPlus 2.9.8 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Mozilla Firefox
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Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.64%
Windows Vista 19.53%
Windows XP 9.03%
Windows 10 3.79%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.59%
Windows 7 Professional 5.40%
Windows 10 Home 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.79%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  Taiwan 2.68%
  Canada 2.03%
  Germany 1.96%
  Philippines 1.88%
  Romania 1.27%
  India 1.11%
  United Arab Emirates 0.93%
  Iran 0.92%
  Australia 0.76%
  Indonesia 0.64%
  Malaysia 0.64%
  Saudi Arabia 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.80%
Dell 28.67%
Acer 14.25%
Toshiba 13.10%
ASUS 3.33%
Lenovo 1.37%
Samsung 1.13%
Intel 1.08%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Sahara 0.61%
Sony 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.82%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.48%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.34%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.50%

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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