YAC

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 209 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.171
  • Total Downloads:
    8,642,922
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 04, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    18.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    292,930
  • 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

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    out of 209 votes

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

"Wow! My laptop comes back to life"

March 04, 2015  |  By iLovepiNky

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.171

Pros

thanks to YAC for taking viruses away from my laptop and i would really think that people out there having touble can use this help

Cons

Try several antivirus before, but none fits me. YAC just take the right place, helping me handle it

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5 stars

"Keep my computer in a great health"

March 04, 2015  |  By Bruno Ronson

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.171

Pros

Acknowledgments health in the hands of a really very nice program on the computer all the unnecessary junk files, you can delete Ram Eater One Touch One Touch a computer Programs

Cons

BTW, the UI is pretty pretty

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5 stars

"Great cleaner improve my PC, increase my network speed"

March 04, 2015  |  By littlepiglety

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.171

Pros

Great this program , its features in relation to improvements in optimization of PC both visually and everything was very good.

Cons

It seems that I reviewed this program yesterday. But never mind!

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1 stars

"YAC virus Yet Another Cleaner, Yet Another Stealer"

March 04, 2015  |  By jafro73

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.171

Pros

Yet Another Cleaner" is owned by Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda Technology Inc. They are located in Brazil and have a wide array of products including a speed test, alarm clock, IP lookup and of course, YAC.

YAC itself is a fairly sleek-looking program and very quick as well. It seems to have the ability to protect users from malicious web sites, cleanup junk files on their system, uninstall applications and even to block advertisements!

Cons

The reality is while they might claim YAC can do all the things mentioned above, how the product actually performs is an open question. Anyway, we got a tip-off as to Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda Technology Inc. being an affiliate company to Malwarebytes, since they suggest an affiliation in their terms of use policy.

TermsOfUse

To be clear, Malwarebytes is in no way affiliated with Elex. Do you think Kaspersky, BitDefender, Avast, PCTools, iS3, Enigma Software, SUPERAntiSpyware and SurfRight are also affiliates?

So, after discovering that little bit of interesting information, we decided to look into the Anti-Malware software they were pushing.

Summary

YAC will collect complete computing and browser activity. The information collected is often submitted to marketing and mailing lists. Victims have reported excessive email spam from YAC Software and third-parties, as well as junk mail and telephone calls from telemarketers at home.

YAC malware often bundles with third-party adware, spyware, and browser hijackers used to display pop-up ads, banner ads, coupon drop-down ads, and cause browser redirections and start-ups.

YAC.mx and the items they develop and promote are very malicious and have connections to Hong Kong, Brazil, Mexico and other countries. In most cases the items seem to be repackaged and renamed.

YAC Cleaner is confusing and difficult to install for many users.

YAC has also been documented spam commenting and forum spamming many websites, including ours in efforts to promote the product and defame legitimate software used to remove it such as Malwarebytes.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.171
Version 6.0.171 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Elex do Brasil Technology
Publisher web site http://www.yac.mx/
Release Date March 04, 2015
Date Added March 04, 2015
Version 6.0.171
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.93MB
File Name yet_another_cleaner_cnt.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,642,922
Downloads Last Week 292,930
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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