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Despite its presumptuous intrusiveness, it doesn't come with adware like AIM.
From "Yahoo IM users get more than they bargained for", CNet News.com, September 1, 2005:
"By accepting Yahoo's 'typical' installation of YIM with Voice, it will also download Yahoo's Search Toolbar with anti-spyware and anti-pop-up software, desktop and system tray shortcuts, as well as Yahoo Extras, which will insert Yahoo links into the Internet Explorer browser. The IM client also contains 'live words,' which will automatically show an icon when the user highlights words online and then hyperlink to Yahoo search results, definitions or translation tools. Finally, the installation will alter the users' home page and auto-search functions to point to Yahoo by default.
To avoid these changes, users must actively choose the 'custom' installation and uncheck five boxes."
"'This is the first instance where you actually must go and do a custom install to control them from installing other software,' Everett-Church said."