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Should I remove Yahoo! Messenger for Vista?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #32,356
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Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

What is Yahoo! Messenger for Vista?

Yahoo! Messenger (YIM) is an ad-supported instant messaging client and protocol by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger is provided free of charge and can be downloaded and used with a generic "Yahoo! ID" which also allows access to other Yahoo! services, such as Yahoo! Mail, where users can be automatically notified when they receive new email.


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named yahoo.messenger.ymapp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 29.86 MB (31,315,474 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: messenger.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\yahoo!\messenger for vista
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNINST~1.EXE
Estimated size: 29.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

Program executable:yahoo.messenger.ymapp.exe
Name:Yahoo! Messenger for Vista Preview
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\yahoo!\messenger for vista\yahoo.messenger.ymapp.exe
Additional files:
  • StatusMenuControl.dll - Yahoo! Messenger for Vista Preview (Yahoo.Messenger.StatusMenuControl)
  • Yahoo.Messenger.Skins.YmDefault.dll - Yahoo.Messenger.Skins
  • Yahoo.Messenger.YmAppServices.dll - Yahoo.Messenger.YmAppServices
  • Yahoo.Messenger.YmCore.dll - Yahoo.Messenger.YmCore
  • Yahoo.Messenger.YmDataTransfer.dll - Yahoo.Messenger.YmDataTransfer
  • Yahoo.SearchAPI.dll - SearchAPI
  • Yahoo.Shared.dll - Yahoo.Shared
  • Yahoo.SharedWPF.dll - Yahoo.SharedWPF
  • Yahoo.WebServices.dll - WebServices
  • YMAOManaged.dll - YMAOManaged
  • DRV.dll - DRV
  • P2PCE.dll - P2PCE
  • RGX.dll - RGX
  • rmc_audio.dll - rmc_audio
  • uninst_ymsgr_vista.exe - Yahoo! Messenger for Vista Setup
  • YCPFoundation.dll - YCPFoundation
  • YCPTokenAuth.dll - YCPTokenAuth
  • YHTTP.dll - YHTTP
  • ylog.dll - ylog
  • ymao.dll - YMAO
  • ymdm_audio.dll - ymdm_audio
  • ymsdk.dll - ymsdk
  • YMSG.dll - YMSG
  • nspr4.dll (by Netscape Communications) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • GIPSVoiceEngineDLL_MD.dll (by Global IP Solutions) - SoundWare (Global IP Solutions VoiceEngine)
  • pcre.dll - Pcre (Pcre: Perl-compatible regular-expression library)
  • Yahoo.Messenger.Skins.YmDefault.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Yahoo.Messenger.YmCore.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Yahoo.SearchAPI.XmlSerializers.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Yahoo.Messenger.YmApp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Yahoo!MessengerForVista' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yahoo!\Messenger for Vista\Yahoo.Messenger.YmApp.exe" -startup.

How do I remove Yahoo! Messenger for Vista?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Messenger for Vista 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! Messenger for Vista, 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! Messenger for Vista.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.65%
Windows Vista 21.21%
Windows 10 11.11%
Windows XP 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 51.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.18%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.04%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.11% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 36.11%
  United States 35.19%
  IQ 5.56%
  SY 5.56%
  Indonesia 3.70%
  Canada 1.85%
  KH 1.85%
  Romania 1.85%
  BD 0.93%
  Belgium 0.93%
  DK 0.93%
  Egypt 0.93%
  United Kingdom 0.93%
  Jordan 0.93%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.97%
Dell 23.38%
Acer 16.88%
ASUS 6.49%
Gateway 5.19%
Sony 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Alienware 1.30%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.41%
Gigabyte EP41-UD3L 2.27%
Gigabyte M52L-S3P 2.27%
Gigabyte P41T-D3P 2.27%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.27%
VIA M266A 1.14%

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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