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Should I remove Yahoo! Widgets?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,164
United States Rank #4,254
Reach 0.0968%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.64 days
549.82 days >
Average installed length: 288.89 days


VersionDistribution 0.05% 93.29% 3.93% 1.05% 1.21% 0.42%
4.0 0.05%

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Yahoo! Widgets

What is Yahoo! Widgets?

Yahoo! Widgets uses a JavaScript runtime environment combined with an XML interpreter to run small applications referred to as widgets, and hence is part of a class of software applications called widget engines. It includes some default widgets to get users started, including a weather widget, a digital clock, and a calendar among other things. Some of the most downloaded ones include a world timezone clock, and webcam viewers. Each widget runs in its own system process, separate from other widgets and the main Konfabulator system process itself, thus improving the stability of the software application as a whole. Should a problem occur with a Konfabulator widget requiring it to be shut down, that particular widget can be shut down without affecting other widgets or the main Konfabulator application. Yahoo! Widgets provides a feature that can quickly bring all open widgets to the top of the desktop. It can be activated by pressing a hotkey (set by the user). This causes all widgets to be brought to the foreground, and all other applications to be dimmed. Widgets that do not specify images are either provided with their screen-shot from the official widget gallery or the default widget icon, both shown on the right. When rolled over with the mouse, the dock helps users manage their widgets with buttons to close a widget, show a widget's preferences, and reveal a widget from the head-up display. For users who prefer not to have a dock visible all the time, the dock has options to auto-hide when not active, or even close entirely.

About  (from Yahoo!)

The Yahoo Widget Engine (formerly known as Konfabulator) is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock ...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to the Internet

Program detailsProgram details

URL: widgets.yahoo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\yahoo!\widgets
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\Yahoo!\Widgets\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 22.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yahoo! Widgets

Program executable:yahoowidgets.exe
Name:Yahoo! Widgets
Path:C:\Program Files\yahoo!\widgets\yahoowidgets.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • yahoonew.exe - Yahoo! Widgets
  • YahooWidgetEngine.exe
  • uninstall.exe - Yahoo! Widgets Setup
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit Dynamic Link Library
  • InstallRunner.exe - Konfabulator InstallRunner (Second level installer)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • Converter.exe
  • js32.dll
  • jsd.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • YahooWidgets.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D11F9635-5288-4359-A82C-D3B033160458}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • YahooWidgets.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Yahoo! Weather' and executes as C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YahooWidgets.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Yahoo! Widgets' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • YahooWidgets.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Widgets\YahooWidgets.exe'.
Network connections
  • YahooWidgets.exe connects to timegov.boulder.nist.gov ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017504141%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00099492%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00075549%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,166,165
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:21.85 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:227 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Yahoo! Widgets?

You can uninstall Yahoo! Widgets 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! Widgets, 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! Widgets.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.53%
Windows XP 14.76%
Windows 10 13.92%
Windows Vista 8.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.46%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.10%
Windows 8.1 3.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.03%
  Germany 10.87%
  France 3.66%
  Canada 2.72%
  United Kingdom 2.63%
  Romania 2.39%
  MK 1.15%
  Italy 1.15%
  Spain 1.07%
  Australia 0.91%
  Croatia 0.91%
  Belgium 0.66%
  RS 0.66%
  India 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.55%
Dell 26.23%
Acer 14.43%
Toshiba 5.19%
ASUS 5.09%
Medion 3.68%
American Megatrends 3.30%
Intel 2.92%
Samsung 1.79%
Lenovo 1.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.58%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.34%
ASUS All Series 2.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.11%

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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