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Sometimes proxy setting or a firewall or even the anti-virus can stop Yahoo Messenger from downloading. If you've turned off the firewall, you may want to have a look into your proxy settings or anti-virus.
Alternatively, you can download the application from a different website like Softpedia. Yahoo will only give you an installer which will download the application and cause one of the above problems. Here's a link to Yahoo Messenger 10. Even after installation, you might have to grant access to Yahoo from anti-virus, otherwise it may not connect. Usually when it's trying to connect a pop-up from AVG will ask if you want to let Yahoo Messenger to access Internet and you have to allow this.
Do you have the error signature that accompanies the error message? You may have malware on your computer or a conflict with Yahoo Messenger and some other software Download Malwarebytes and run it through - use the free version it will allow you to deal with anything it finds http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
If it runs clean uninstall Yahoo Messenger using Revo in 'Advanced mode' delete everything it finds on the scan. http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
Restart your computer
Download Yahoo Messenger from here http://www.filehippo.com/download_yahoo_messenger/ Check the 'Technical' tab to ensure you have the necessary resources to run Messenger
Make sure you have the necessary support software loaded to drive Messenger - Use Internet Explorer for this exercise use the links on this page to help update software.
Try use Yahoo Messenger 9, the latest version. Before download yahoo messenger, make sure firewall allows your connection to download it. It shows that your PC protected from any harmful software because of your firewall. One more thing download your yahoo messenger only for trustful sources websites, it much better. i think you should check your firewall settings. Check also your Windows Firewall. I think there are some problems in your firewall settings. It may be blocked your yahoo messenger from downloading it into your PC. If you use Personal Firewall, make sure it allows your connection to receiving incoming connections and allows you to install yahoo messenger,check it out, may be it blocked your yahoo messenger. I think this tips can be help you a little bit.
I think you should check your firewall settings. If you use Personal Firewall, make sure it allows your connection to receiving incoming connections and allows you to use yahoo messenger, check it out, may be it blocked your yahoo messenger services. Check also your Windows Firewall. I thick this can be help u a little bit