Some firewalls have issues with installing Messenger from the Yahoo installer site, but disabling your firewall while online is VERY dangerous! Usually, by installing after downloading, the firewall will ask for permission to run the program.
Download and SAVE the program directly from the File Hippo web site. Download the most recent version of any Yahoo Instant Messenger (highest number, top of its list) Since Messenger 11 is still in beta format, you might prefer the earlier versions listed on the right of the page. You must be operating as an Administrator to install the program.
If you use Internet Explorer 8 or 9 as your browser, Yahoo Messenger 10 or 11 will not work properly without updated Flash and Java programs also installed, and possibly the .NET framework update.
If you install from the Yahoo site without deleting your other program, you may get a 'missing .dll files' warning. See this Yahoo Knowledge Base article for that:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger (ALL versions)
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ (for Messenger 10+, on IE 8+)
http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp (for Messenger 10+, on IE 8+)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework (for Messenger 10+, on IE 8+)
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download (for safe registry cleaning un-installations)
http://www.revouninstaller.com/ (use forced uninstall for clean un-installations) 30-day free trial
· 8 years ago