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Should I remove YAC?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,098
United States Rank #7,137
Reach 0.1740%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.26 days
243.69 days >
Average installed length: 128.04 days

Other programs by ELEX DO BRASIL PARTICIPAÇÕES LTDA

YAC

What is YAC?

YAC, Yet Another Cleaner, is bundled by various adware installers including Conduit and Download Manager.

About  (from ELEX DO BRASIL PARTICIPAÇÕES LTDA)

Detect and Remove Specific Malware from Your PC. A Handy and Efficient Malware Removal Tool for Windows Users. YAC's Browser Tracking Protection Is Currently Available for Large Daily Users to Stay in Control of Their Privacy As They Browse the Web.

Overview

YAC is a software program developed by ELEX DO BRASIL PARTICIPAÇÕES LTDA. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named iStart.exe. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 40.99 MB (42,980,786 bytes). The installed file iSafeUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 24% of users of YAC come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
YAC has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove YAC.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.yac.mx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\isafe
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\iSafe\uninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 40.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YAC

Program executable:iStart.exe
Name:YAC Security Protection
iStart
Path:C:\Program Files\isafe\iStart.exe
MD5:e5fdf78a2787298be2382ff93351c926
Additional files:
  • bugreport.exe - YAC Security Protection (bugreport)
  • feedback.exe - YAC - Feedback
  • IC.dll - IC
  • iCommu.dll - iCommu
  • iCore.dll - iCore
  • iPluginDetector.dll - Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda
  • iSafe.exe - YAC
  • isafebase.dll - isafebase
  • iSafeBugReport.exe - YAC - BugReport
  • isafece.dll - iSafeCheckEngine
  • isafeclc.dll - isafeclc
  • isafeclcv.dll - isafeclcv
  • iSafeDisp.dll - iSafeDisp
  • iSafeEngine.dll - iSafeEngine
  • isafehrv.dll
  • iSafeKrnlCall.dll - iSafe Kernel Driver Caller
  • iSafeKrnlCall64.dll
  • isafemadwc.dll - Softmanager
  • isafemadwv.dll
  • isafembp.dll - Browser Plugin
  • isafembpv.dll
  • isafemc.dll - Module Config
  • isafemclv.dll
  • isafemgc.dll - Garbage Cleaner
  • isafemnv.dll
  • iSafeMon.dll - iSafeMon
  • iSafeMon64.dll
  • isafemoptv.dll
  • isafemsmv.dll
  • isafemvsv.dll
  • iSafenpf.dll - iSafenpf
  • isafepxy.dll - isafepxy
  • iSafeRKScanShell.dll - iSafeScan Shell Context Menu
  • iSafeRKScanShell64.dll
  • isaferpt.dll - isaferpt
  • iSafeScan.exe - iSafeScan
  • isafesmgr.dll
  • isafesopt.dll - System Optimization
  • isafesptv.dll
  • iSafeSrvMon.dll - iSafeSrvMon
  • iSafeSrvMon64.dll
  • isafesv.dll
  • iSafeSvc.dll - iSafeSvc
  • iSafeSvc.exe
  • iSafeSvc2.dll - iSafeSvc2
  • iSafeSvc2.exe
  • iSafeTHlp.exe - iSafeTaskHelper
  • iSafeTray.exe - YACTray
  • iSafeUpdate.exe - iSafeUpdate
  • iStart.exe - iStart
  • iSvc.dll - iSvc
  • iSvc2.dll - iSvc2
  • sqlite3.dll - sqlite3
  • uninstall.exe - uninstal
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • TrayDownloader.exe (by Woodtale Technology) - Tray downloader (downloader component)
  • libpng.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • dup.exe (by Woodtale Technology) - DUP (dupdate)
  • ouilibx.dll - OUI (ouilib)
  • curlpp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • iSafeRKScanShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'iSafeRKScan' with a class of {5411D116-5A37-47D4-B154-5F7FCD9062F0}.
  • iSafeRKScanShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'iSafeRKScan' with a class of {5411D116-5A37-47D4-B154-5F7FCD9062F0}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • iSafeScan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6900F29-8805-4CE8-8046-25093CD4F32C}' (runs on registration).
  • iStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{04FE9D16-1D26-48D0-86EB-52086F88B397}' (runs on registration).
  • iSafeUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{79FA56D0-C593-4D76-BB20-63B5208C39D1}' (runs on registration).
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC404580-BB11-4BA4-ABDF-1DF0FC0FE637}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • iSafeSvc.exe runs as a service named 'iSafeService' (iSafeService) "iSafe Service".

How do I remove YAC?

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Or, you can uninstall YAC from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program YAC, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove YAC.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.15%
Windows 8 26.64%
Windows XP 9.15%
Windows Vista 4.97%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.18%
Windows 7 Professional 8.02%
Windows 8.1 8.02%
Windows 8 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.93%
  Italy 9.40%
  United Kingdom 7.45%
  India 7.45%
  Brazil 5.31%
  Turkey 4.38%
  France 3.54%
  Canada 3.45%
  Spain 2.70%
  Israel 1.58%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Argentina 1.40%
  Iran 1.40%
  Australia 1.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.99%
Acer 21.09%
Dell 16.52%
ASUS 9.88%
Samsung 5.31%
Toshiba 5.16%
GIGABYTE 4.72%
Lenovo 4.72%
Intel 3.98%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Sahara 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.14%
MSI MS-7788 2.74%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.40%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.40%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.40%

comments3 comments

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andy7 months ago
I was just able to fix all the problems with AdwCleaner which removed all the files and registry related to YAC isafe and other harmful stuff like apps hat
user comment
andy7 months ago
Yes totally remove it if you know how and better not install it in the first place.
user comment
Lillibet10 months ago
never EVER DOWNLOAD yak it causes all sorts of problems with pop ups and will not remove from your computer as soon as you remove it low and behold it comes back I even had Norton Help to remove it but its back ! ! !