YAC

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 226 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6.52
  • Total Downloads:
    9,555,855
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    837.27KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    178,905
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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YAC (Yet Another Cleaner) is more than another freeware system cleaner for Windows. It also blocks malware, adware, malicious plug-ins, and other threats. It optimizes system and online speeds, memory, and startup settings. It can even remind you to empty the trash. YAC 6 sports an attractive interface, a more powerful malware scan, and an improved AdBlock.

Pros

Fast and deep: YAC's system cleaner scanned quickly yet found more junk than some popular tools. One-click cleaning also did a thorough job with no ill effects.

Hijack prevention: YAC can lock your browser, home page, and search engine to prevent hijacking, block malicious plug-ins, and secure browser shortcuts and online shopping.

Speed test: Web-based Internet speed test and IP detector tools open directly from YAC's interface or a desktop widget. Other extras include an uninstaller that finds and removes leftover files and folders.

Cons

Alerts and early termination: YAC terminates launched apps if you don't allow them (or whitelist them directly) within a certain timeframe. Though effective, it's a nuisance if you're slow or distracted, and the alerts sliding in and out of the notification area can be annoying.

Bottom Line

YAC might better be called NAC for "Not Another Cleaner," since it's more of a system maintenance toolbox than a mere cleaner. The download offers a free trial of YAC Premium, but the free version has plenty to keep you busy.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 226 votes

    • 5 star 134
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 67
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5 stars

"I enjoyed using this program."

July 28, 2015  |  By WunPac23

 |  Version: YAC 6.6.52

Pros

Works great but could be a little more user friendly.

Cons

It does what it says and it does it well.

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1 stars

"Pretty crappy"

July 26, 2015  |  By NyGregg

 |  Version: YAC 6.6.52

Pros

Lotsa bells and whistles

Cons

Doesn't work. Corrupted my Windows Live Mail program. Created a system lag which was instantly fixed upon uninstallation. Uninstall doesn't remove all parts. Didn't pick up various spyware other programs grabbed. Customer support was fast email response but of no help or resolution....

Summary

Don't waste your time getting this one.

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5 stars

"It fixed my browser problem"

July 13, 2015  |  By Lydon Adam

 |  Version: YAC 6.6.52

Pros

After installed of the product, I used the exam functions, it scaned out lots of problems on my computer, for example, the do-search.com plugin, which is annoyed me a lot before, and it also found 8.3GB junk files on my computer, I haven't compare it with CCleaner, but I think that's enough for me.

Cons

I haven't tried its antimalware function, it seems like that it scans a little slow, maybe it would be faster if I payed for the preminum version.

Summary

The product is ok for me, most of the functions are free but well designed.

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5 stars

"Nice works"

July 02, 2015  |  By Flizoo

 |  Version: YAC 6.6.52

Pros

I like the software because it's so easy/intuitive interface, and works so cool to fix homepage tampering and get my browser protected. Really useful, thank you!

Cons

will find out & let you know of course ;)

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3 stars

"A very controversial product"

July 02, 2015  |  By Ionclad

 |  Version: YAC 6.6.52

Pros

Nice interface.
Easy to use.
Actually works and has a nice detection ration.

Cons

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Summary

Considering all the controversy around YAC stealing from Malwarebytes, I'm not sure what to do about it. I can say that YAC is OK as an anti-malware service. Is it a malware by itself? Here's a VirusTotal scan results: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/4a80e419328296dcf6feb97d3021c58010dc06e0da51684337a284c948d4f64c/analysis/1435842398/ Several AVs detect it as a malware. However, they are few. Most likely, they are also using the database from Malwarebytes, so that might be the reason for that. Personally I'm OK with all this Malwarebytes scandal if YAC actually works. Should you use it? Dunno. Several my friends like it. I'm still in doubts.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.6.52

1. Enhanced the ability to detect and remove various viruses
2. Offer driver detection and cleaning
3. Improved the interface of system check and optimization
4. Added an activation guidance
General
Publisher Elex do Brasil Technology
Publisher web site http://www.yac.mx/
Release Date July 01, 2015
Date Added July 01, 2015
Version 6.6.52
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 837.27KB
File Name yet_another_cleaner_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,555,855
Downloads Last Week 178,905
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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