YAC

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.51
  • Total Downloads:
    7,161,299
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 27, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    15.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    302,375
  • 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

    2.9

    out of 9 votes

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    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 178 votes

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    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 44
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2 stars

"Try to delete it. Go ahead give it your best shot"

January 31, 2015  |  By thebman

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

Does its job as intended. Pretty UI and easy to use layout. Gives other information as well on a range of topics.

Cons

Gives other information on a range of topics. Too much info and bother from widgets and the like. A REAL PAIN to uninstall. Takes other programs with it upon uninstall. Claims to have cleaned 600,000,000 computers. Never heard of it until today.

Summary

There are other tools out there. If you don't mind having it take over your computer then it works. 'Nuff said.

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1 stars

"Not a good AV"

January 30, 2015  |  By freddie_dude

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

None that matters. Blocks all other AV's, doesn't do a good job of being a good AV and is not exactly a freeware when it asks you to upgrade to a paid version. Stick with a true freeware like Avira AV.

Cons

Ads.
Doesn't work as a stand-alone AV
Blocks all other AV's
Detection rate, false positives are all bad.

Summary

I just doesn't feel like trusting this program. I alwasy go with my gut instinct and I installed this program in a Virtual machine to test it out and came away disappointed. Stay with a true free AV like Avira or even Avast.

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4 stars

"Impressive app with practical use"

January 28, 2015  |  By s6x

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

oh, I wrote some bad words toward yac days ago. im so sorry but it was just a false alarm,apparently I had just installed it wrong sorry for the inconvenience.I love YAC Though.Makes my computer go really fast.Thank you for your advice and your kindness

Cons

Not found yet

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5 stars

"Any word, it is a software worth using"

January 28, 2015  |  By Addison. D.

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

not interested in your ongoing services like PC optimization. However YAC's cleanup tools are great. TY. I'll use it again if needed and consider donating.

Cons

PC optimization is not that good.

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5 stars

"Good program but I have used avast instead"

January 28, 2015  |  By PsychicLee

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

i already try your software, it so simple to use! but, my computer still slow... i hope u make a better software in future and provide better security that gain my interest. So far i think my computer have a viruses... i use the baidu antivirus to my win7 but i feel its very slow down my computer... i will use avast to replace everything about viruses... please inform me a latest info and please keep it continuely up to date to me! and please have me by give the best as u can that providing the better software in future.I really hope so.

Cons

It can be better you guys must carry on

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1 stars

"Malware at it's best."

January 28, 2015  |  By Mustang5513

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

There are none this appears to be straight out malware.

Cons

Most useless program I have tried.

Summary

It appears that download.com has gotten into the malware distribution business to get you to download even more. Time to move on.

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3 stars

"Create a "solution" of an nonexistent problem"

January 28, 2015  |  By jechavi

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

Good Speed

Cons

Blocks all my security software. Malwarebytes, Kingsoft Antivirus, Advancedsystem care.

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1 stars

"Almost impossible to uninstall this garbage"

January 28, 2015  |  By mgorancl

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

None if you use another security.

Cons

Rebound of messages, very irritant.

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4 stars

"I just cannot refuse it"

January 27, 2015  |  By Farterory

 |  Version: YAC 6.0.51

Pros

I have been using YAC for over two years now and I have not faced any problem since then, but I would really like if you could make the virus scan faster :) but I really like YAC

Cons

Scan is too slow, would you please speed it up?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.51
  • More powerful malware scan: We update the former malware scan to a more effective function and overcome the limit of normal malware scan. This new scan will provide a much safer and stable PC experience. If you meet these hijack, we promise YAC is able to solve it.
  • More efficient browser/homepage/search engine protection: You will be able to enjoy a much safer online experience avoiding all danger of malicious hijack towards your browser/homepage/search.
  • YAC Desktop: We add the function YAC Desktop which will help user manage the desktop shortcut in order to organize and improve efficiency. Besides, it has the entrance of no ad surfing which will provide a much cleaner internet environment.
  • More powerful Ad Block: You may see an ad-block assistant on the web page when you're surfing the web with this feature on. Users are able to choose whether to block ads in the current page by their own demand with one-click and it is visual that how many ads are blocked in this page and how many blocked in total.
  • More powerful Premium features: We improve YAC Anti-Malware Premium and it is more efficient now. Besides, we are able to support more payment channels and make the purchase friendlier.
  • A more user-friendly interface: YAC also makes a new Anti-malware interface design and make user more easy to use each YAC function.
General
Publisher Elex do Brasil Technology
Publisher web site http://www.yac.mx/
Release Date January 27, 2015
Date Added January 27, 2015
Version 6.0.51
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.1MB
File Name yet_another_cleaner_cnt.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,161,299
Downloads Last Week 302,375
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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