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YAC (yet another cleaner) Help, How to get rid of!


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#1 graytao

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:31 AM

Hello my name is Gary and I'm new to this. I somehow got this onto my laptop and first noticed my desktop was gone then other issues and have deemed this program to be the culprit. YAC (yet another cleaner) Anyone have similar problems and advice to fix errors?



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:12 AM

Moved to AV/AM Software to get a read on this "tool".

 

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

I wouldn't use Yet Another Cleaner since it stole definitions from Malwarebytes. Best to use MBAM instead.

Desktop disappearing can have multiple causes. You can try removing YAC and see if that solves the issue.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 10:33 AM

Malware Bytes blog article on YAC:

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/fraud-scam/2015/03/yet-another-cleaner-yet-another-stealer/


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 12:29 PM

We have had two previous discussions about YAC in these topics.

YAC (Yet Another Cleaner) Is it worth using?
What is the application Yet Another Cleaner?


The correct way to remove most programs is from within its program group Uninstall shortcut in Start Menu > All Programs or by using Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) in Control Panel, so always check there first. In most cases, using the uninstaller of the software not only removes it more effectively, but it also restores many changed configuration settings.

The same applies to Adware/Junkware/PUPs...it is strongly recommended to deal with it like a legitimate program and uninstall from Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs). After uninstallation, then you can run specialized tools like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AdwCleaner and JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) to fix any remaining entries they may find. These tools will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons and other junkware as well as related registry entries (values, keys) and remnants. They also remove related files and folders wherever they hide...to include those within the AppData folder and elsewhere.
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