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Should I remove Yahoo! Music Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,554
United States Rank #28,133
Reach 0.0017%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 51.29 days
620.44 days >
Average installed length: 325.99 days

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Yahoo! Music Engine

What is Yahoo! Music Engine?

Yahoo Music Engine is a comprehensive system of music that includes an audio player, an administrator of files and a tool for buying and downloading music over the Internet.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 16.8 MB (17,612,697 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\yahoo!\yahoo! music engine
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 16.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Music Engine

  • Uninstall.exe - Yahoo! Music Engine (The Yahoo! Music Engine)
  • ciddll.dll - ciddll Dynamic Link Library
  • YahooMusicEngine.exe
  • ymusicid.exe - YME Imported music identifier
  • Playback2.dll
  • ybbctl.dll
  • ymetray.exe
  • ympshared-en-us.dll
  • yui.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • YahooMusicEngine.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'YMPPlayCDAudioOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'YMP.PlayCD' and the action verb 'Play.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ymetray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ymetray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\ymetray.exe".
  • YahooMusicEngine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ymetray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\YahooMusicEngine.exe" -preload.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • YahooMusicEngine.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Music Engine\YahooMusicEngine.exe'.

How do I remove Yahoo! Music Engine?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Music Engine 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! Music Engine, 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! Music Engine.

Win XP 68%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 76.47%
Windows 7 23.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 78.13%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 3.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.30%
  Canada 1.85%
  India 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 81.25%
Sahara 6.25%
Dell 6.25%
Medion 3.13%
Hewlett-Packard 3.13%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A105 10.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite L35 10.34%
TOSHIBA Satellite M115 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite M105 6.90%
TOSHIBA Satellite P105 6.90%
TOSHIBA Tecra M7 3.45%

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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