Installing and updating 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

At least 600 MB

Note. Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems are not supported since 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.com.tr/beta.
  2. Open the downloaded file in your browser.
  3. Click Install.
  4. Allow the installer to make changes on the computer.

Updates

The Yandex Browser beta version 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, to update it; it updates automatically.

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. Click Programs → Programs and features → Uninstall a program (in Windows 10, go to Programs and click Uninstall a program).
  4. In the Uninstall or change program window, select the Yandex program.
  5. Click Uninstall 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.

Delete

  1. Close all browser windows.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs → Programs and features → Uninstall a program (in Windows 10, go to Programs and click Uninstall a program).
  4. In the Uninstall or change program window, select the Yandex program.
  5. Click Uninstall at the top of the list.
  6. Click Delete in the dialog box 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 and updates

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. Tap  → Settings.
  2. In the Make Yandex Browser your default? section, click Yes, do it.
When installing the browser, I get the error "Not a valid Win32 application"

The installation file was probably not fully downloaded.

Download the Yandex Browser beta version again.

Error installing browser on Linux

If you get an error message telling you that you need appindicator1, manually download and install the python-appindicator library. Just enter the following command in the console:

apt-get install python-appindicator

Or use the graphic search interface to install the program and find the library by name.

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 beta-version of the browser.

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

If you use a proxy server or firewall, try disabling them and updating your browser. Also, try disabling your antivirus and updating your browser again. If this doesn't help, update the browser manually.

Download and install the latest beta-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?

The Yandex Browser beta version is updated automatically 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. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Click System.
  3. In the Performance section, deselect the Update the browser, even if it's not running 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.