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What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,364
United States Rank #3,261
Reach 0.0708%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.34 days
717.99 days >
Average installed length: 377.25 days

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Yahoo! Mail Advisor

What is Yahoo! Mail Advisor?

This program notifies you when new messages arrive in your Yahoo mailbox.


Yahoo! Mail Advisor is a software program developed by Yahoo!. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The programs's main executable is ymailadvisor.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 720 KB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 84 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,258,989 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 89% of users of Yahoo! Mail Advisor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.
Yahoo! Mail Advisor 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: www.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\yahoo!\common
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Yahoo!\Common\UNINST~1.EXE
Estimated size: 1.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Mail Advisor

Program executable:ymailadvisor.exe
Name:Yahoo! Mail
Yahoo! Mail Advisor
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\common\ymailadvisor.exe
Additional files:
  • npyaxmpb.dll - Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
  • YInstBroker_ExePS.dll - YInstBro Dynamic Link Library (Broker PS Dynamic Link Library)
  • YPhotos.dll - YPhotos Photo Uploader Module
  • YmailCfg.dll - Yahoo! Mail Configuration (Yahoo! Mail Configuration Control)
  • YmailCfg_EXE.exe - Yahoo! Mail Configuration EXE
  • ypsr.exe - Yahoo! Online Protection
  • Ysctr.exe - Yahoo! Software Center (Software Center Control)
  • YWXcom.dll
  • Yshortcut.exe - YShortcut Application (Yahoo! Shortcuts Importer)
  • ycomp5,0,8,0.dll - Yahoo! Companion 5.0 (Yahoo! Companion 5.0 for Internet Explorer)
  • ycomp5_1_6_0.dll - Yahoo! Companion 5.1 (Yahoo! Companion 5.1 for Internet Explorer)
  • YDefUser.dll - Yahoo! Inc. YDefUser (YDefUser)
  • yverinfo.dll - Get Version Utility (Get Version Info)
  • yiesrvc.dll - Yahoo! IE Services
  • yinsthelper.dll - YInstHelper Module
  • yinsthelper1.dll
  • Yinsthelper2007261.dll
  • yuserlogin.dll - YUserLogin Module
  • yaddbook.dll - YAddBook Module
  • yregucfg.dll - YRegUCfg Module
  • yucconfig.dll - yuconfig module (yucconfig)
  • yupdctr.exe - YRegHost Module
  • attInternet.exe - AT&T Internet
  • ymmapi.dll - YMMAPI Module
  • ymmapi20040613.dll
  • ymmapi20041123.dll
  • attMail.exe - att.net Mail
  • YIeTagBm.dll - IE Shortcuts
  • YInstBroker.exe - YInst Broker
  • YMMAPI.exe - Yahoo! Mail
  • ywreg.dll - Yahoo! Inc. (YWreg)
  • ywreg.exe
  • YVerGlance.dll - YVerGlance
  • Yshortcut.dll - Shortcuts
  • yas.dll - Anti-Spy (Yahoo! Anti-Spy)
  • yhexbmesus.dll - YhExBMes
  • YUnload.dll - YUnload
  • YDPCTL.dll - YDPCTL (YDP ActiveX Control)
  • ylogin.dll - ylogin
  • unatt_wrap.exe - att.net Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • unbt_wrap.exe - BT Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • undsldlk.exe - SBC Yahoo! DSL Activation Uninstall
  • unin_ybs.exe - Yahoo! Browser Services Setup
  • unin_yextras.exe
  • uninst_ymailadv.exe - Yahoo! Mail Advisor Setup
  • uninstall_ycentral.exe - Yahoo! Central Uninstall
  • unrog_wrap.exe - Rogers Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • unyav.exe - Yahoo! Anti-Virus Uninstall
  • unybase.exe - Yahoo! Base Components Setup
  • unycust.exe - Yahoo! Customizations Uninstall
  • unyext.exe - Yahoo! Browser Services Uninstall
  • unym.exe - SBC Yahoo! Messenger Uninstall
  • unymb.exe - Yahoo! Quick Select Tool Uninstall
  • unyop.exe - Yahoo! Online Protection Uninstall Setup
  • unypc.exe - SBC Yahoo! Parental Controls Uninstall
  • unypsr.exe - Yahoo! Anti-Spy Uninstall
  • unyt.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Setup
  • unyt_wrap.exe - Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • ycheckh.dll - YcheckH Module
  • ydropper_uninst.exe - Yahoo! Photos Easy Upload Tool

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Context Menu Handlers
  • Ymmapi2005118.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Yahoo! Mail' with a class of {5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}.
  • ymmapi20040613.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Yahoo! Mail' with a class of {5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}.
  • ymmapi.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Yahoo! Mail' with a class of {5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}.
  • ymmapi20041123.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Yahoo! Mail' with a class of {5464D816-CF16-4784-B9F3-75C0DB52B499}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npyaxmpb.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npyaxmpb.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • YIeTagBm.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'YahooTaggedBM Class' with the class of {65D886A2-7CA7-479B-BB95-14D1EFB7946A}.
  • yiesrvc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Yahoo! IE Services Button' with the class of {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897}.
Internet Explorer Bar
  • yhexbmesus.dll installs an Explorer Bar in Internet Explorer called '&Yahoo! Messenger' with a class of {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}.
2 Internet Explorer Extensions
  • ylogin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {2499216C-4BA5-11D5-BD9C-000103C116D5}.
  • yiesrvc.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Yahoo! IE Services Button' with a class of {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • ycomp5_1_6_0.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer Toolbar with the class of {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • ycomp5_1_6_0.dll is installed as an IE Web Browser within Internet Explorer under the class {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npyaxmpb.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '[email protected]/YahooActiveXPluginBridge;version=' with a plugin key of '[email protected]/YahooActiveXPluginBridge;version=' for all users of the PC.
  • 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".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • unyt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\unyt.exe'.
  • unatt_wrap.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\unatt_wrap.exe'.
  • ymmapi20041123.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\yserver.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:720 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009094942%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00060742%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00030207%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,712
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Yahoo! Mail Advisor?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Mail Advisor 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! Mail Advisor, 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! Mail Advisor.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Yahoo! Mail Advisor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.27%
Windows Vista 28.20%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows 10 5.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 23.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.95%
Windows 7 Professional 3.97%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.61%
Windows 10 Home 3.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.73%
  United Kingdom 2.97%
  Canada 2.00%
  Germany 0.80%
  Australia 0.58%
  France 0.53%
  Spain 0.40%
  Hong Kong 0.27%
  Taiwan 0.27%
  Italy 0.27%
  Indonesia 0.22%
  Philippines 0.22%
  Iran 0.22%
  Singapore 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.16%
Dell 30.59%
Acer 13.80%
Toshiba 13.49%
Intel 1.65%
Sahara 1.24%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Gateway 0.93%
Samsung 0.82%
ASUS 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.64%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.80%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.04%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.09%
Dell Inspiron 1525 1.90%

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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