Install the browser

System requirements

Before you install the browser, make sure your computer meets the system requirements:

OS version

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

Processor

Intel Pentium 4 (or later)

RAM

512 MB minimum

Free disk space

400 MB minimum

OS version

Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7

Processor

Intel Pentium 4 (or later)

RAM

512 MB minimum

Free disk space

400 MB minimum

Note. Support for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems ended in April 2017.

Install

Attention. By downloading the browser, you consent to the terms of the License Agreement.
  1. Download the setup file from browser.yandex.ru.
  2. Open the downloaded file in your browser.
  3. Click Install.
  4. Allow the installer to make changes on the computer.

Updates

Yandex Browser is updated automatically. Without updates, your browser can not protect your data from new threats.

Reinstall

Note. You do not need to reinstall your browser in order to update it; it updates automatically.
While saving your profile information

To reinstall the browser so that all your profile information including your tabs, site permissions, and sessions are saved:

  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Programs → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.
  4. In the Uninstall or change program window, select the Yandex program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
  6. In the window that opens, click Delete, but do not select the Delete browser settings, browser history, and other data? option.
  7. Click Delete browser.
  8. Install the browser again.
Without saving profile data
  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Programs → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.
  4. In the Uninstall or change program window, select the Yandex program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
  6. Click Reinstall in the window that opens.
  7. Click Reinstall the browser.

All your profile data will be deleted from your computer during the re-installation process. However, if you synced your devices, most of your profile data will be saved on the Yandex server. This data will be restored after syncing. If you don't want your data to be restored, delete it from the server.

Delete

  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Go to Programs → Programs and Features → Uninstall a program.
  4. In the Uninstall or change program window, select the Yandex program.
  5. Click the Uninstall button at the top of the list.
  6. Click Delete in the window that opens.
  7. Click Delete browser.

Your information and settings will only be deleted from your local computer. If you synced your devices, most of your profile data will be saved on the Yandex server. After you reinstall the browser and sync it with the server, your data and settings will be restored. If you don't want your data to be restored, delete it from the server.

Questions about installation

Where can I download a full version of the installer?

The complete version of the Yandex Browser installation file allows you to install the browser even with slow or no Internet connection. You can download it here.

How can I install the browser for all my Windows accounts?

At this time, you can't install the browser for multiple Windows users.

How do I set the default browser?

To make Yandex Browser your default browser:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. In the Default browser section, click Make Yandex Browser the default browser.

To make Yandex your default browser in Windows 10, see the Yandex Browser in Windows 10 section.

When installing the browser, I get the error "Not a valid Win32 application"

The installation file was probably not fully downloaded.

Download Yandex Browser again.

Why is it important to have the latest version of the browser?

The latest browser version will include:

  • New functions that make it safe to browse the internet and an updated database of computer threats.
  • Fewer errors, freezes and crashes. Webpages, music, and videos that load faster.
  • New functions and other improvements.
What should I do if my browser doesn't update automatically?

Go here to download and install the latest version of the browser.

What should I do if there is an error updating the browser?

Make sure that your internet connection is working and that an antivirus or firewall is not blocking the update. If you can access the internet but the browser is still not updating, update it manually.

Download and install the latest version of the browser. You don't have to delete the previous browser version.

How can I turn off auto updates?

You can't turn off automatic browser updates. Only the latest browser version gives you maximum protection against internet-based threats.

How can I disable browser updates in the background?

Yandex Browser updates automatically, regardless of whether you use it or not. This is for security reasons: new threats are constantly appearing on the internet and better protection methods are added to the browser in response to them.

We do not recommend disabling automatic updates in the background, but you can follow these instructions to do so if you must:

  1. Click  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the System section, disable the Update browser even when it's not open option.

After you do this, the browser will no longer update automatically in the background. However, as soon as you open the browser, it immediately checks for updates and will do so regularly in the future when it's running.