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Should I remove Yandex?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
30% remove it70% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,237
United States Rank #25,523
Reach 0.0496%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.73 days
405.08 days >
Average installed length: 212.84 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
37.0.2062.12521 20.73%
37.0.2062.12061 4.48%
37.0.2062.9184 0.10%
36.0.1985.12084 12.40%
36.0.1985.12018 2.81%
36.0.1985.11875 2.29%
35.0.1916.15705 20.31%
35.0.1916.15574 0.94%
34.0.1847.18825 14.58%
34.0.1847.18774 3.44%
34.0.1847.18274 8.02%
34.0.1847.18270 0.10%
22.0.1104.222 6.25%
19.1.1084.5410 0.42%
19.1.1084.5409 0.73%
19.1.1084.5408 0.21%
19.0.1084.5406 0.10%
19.0.1084.5405 0.10%
19.0.1084.5403 0.42%
19.0.1084.5402 1.56%

Yandex

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What is Yandex?

The software is typically bundled with third party installers such as Open Candy. "Offer your users Yandex Elements for fast access to Yandex search, visual bookmarks, and much more. Note: Sets homepage, search default, and new tab to Yandex search."

Overview

The most common release is 37.0.2062.12521, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 primary executable is named browser.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 227.93 MB (239,000,023 bytes).
Yandex has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.yandex.ru
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\22.0.1104.222\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 227.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Yandex

Program executable:browser.exe
Name:Yandex
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\yandex\yandexbrowser\application\browser.exe
MD5:b1a92c4c6e19c20deffa9b131b2fd654
Additional files:
  • clidmgr.exe - ClidManagerModule
  • old_browser.exe - Yandex
  • browser.dll
  • nacl64.exe
  • setup.exe
  • yapdf.dll - Yandex PDF Viewer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • browser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0AD5A85C-1624-40CA-9E7B-633350D3FB4B}' (runs on registration).
  • old_browser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{881150C7-8166-4B2F-9821-DE4ECB4C9B4F}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • browser.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_D14CC839221C232A44A9ACE8F18EEDE0' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe" --no-startup-window.
  • old_browser.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_5C3B6F6BAB5E88897874761660DA6194' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe" --no-startup-window.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • browser.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #1' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --disable-ssl-false-start --disable-webkit-media-source --disable-direct-npapi-reque.
  • old_browser.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #2' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --disable-ssl-false-start --disable-client.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • browser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe'.

How do I remove Yandex?

Quickly and completely remove Yandex from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Yandex 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Yandex, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Yandex.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 30%
Keep it 70%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.26%
Windows 10 22.45%
Windows XP 8.00%
Windows Vista 2.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.39%
Windows 7 Home Basic 11.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.92%
Windows 7 Professional 7.72%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.92% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 54.92%
  UA 13.78%
  United States 6.53%
  IQ 2.49%
  BY 2.07%
  Germany 1.87%
  Kazakstan 1.45%
  AZ 1.24%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Egypt 0.83%
  Czech Republic 0.83%
  France 0.83%
  Sweden 0.62%
  DZ 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.29%
Hewlett-Packard 18.97%
ASUS 14.48%
Lenovo 11.48%
GIGABYTE 8.49%
Dell 7.82%
Samsung 7.49%
Alienware 3.16%
Toshiba 1.50%
American Megatrends 1.33%
MSI 1.00%
Intel 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.86%
LENOVO 20382 5.56%
Acer Aspire 5750G 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.78%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.47%

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