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Should I remove Yahoo Search Set?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,091
United States Rank #808
Reach 0.6356%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.94 days
588.16 days >
Average installed length: 309.03 days

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Yahoo Search Set


Yahoo Search Set is a program developed by Yahoo!. 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 main program executable is ysearchsettool.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 630.98 KB (646,120 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of Yahoo Search Set come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\yset\{4782DE84-CD96-F449-B383-1475B907E403}
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\yset\{4782DE84-CD96-F449-B383-1475B907E403}\unset.exe
Estimated size: 630.98 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo Search Set

Program executable:ysearchsettool.exe
Name:Yahoo Search Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\yset\{4782de84-cd96-f449-b383-1475b907e403}\ysearchsettool.exe
Additional files:
  • YSearchUtil.dll - Yahoo Search Utility (Yahoo Search Service)
  • YSearchUtilSvc.exe - Yahoo Search Util (YSearchUtilSvc)
  • unset.exe - Yahoo Search Set Setup

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • YSearchUtilSVC.exe runs as a service named 'YSearchUtilSvc' (YSearchUtilSvc) "Yahoo Search Utility Service".

How do I remove Yahoo Search Set?

You can uninstall Yahoo Search Set 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 Search Set, 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 Search Set.

Win 10 63%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.13%
Windows 7 32.23%
Windows Vista 3.64%
Windows XP 1.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.96%
Windows 10 Pro 12.90%
Windows 7 Professional 8.25%
Windows 8.1 6.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.01%
  Italy 8.34%
  Germany 5.39%
  United Kingdom 3.92%
  Canada 3.30%
  France 2.77%
  Brazil 2.18%
  Spain 1.72%
  Austria 1.00%
  Mexico 0.83%
  Sweden 0.74%
  Singapore 0.66%
  India 0.58%
  Colombia 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.03%
Dell 20.21%
Acer 15.47%
ASUS 11.41%
Toshiba 6.32%
Lenovo 5.36%
Samsung 3.03%
Intel 0.86%
Medion 0.83%
MSI 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.49%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.82%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.50%

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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