Category Archives: Malware

Adware – Software that supports advertising.
Browser Hijacker – Malware or virus that replaces existing internet browser settings.
Ransomware – Ransomware (cryptoviruses, cryptotrojans, cryptoworms) restricts access to the computer system that it infects and demands a ransom in order for the restriction to be removed.
Scareware – Software with malicious payloads, or of limited or no benefit, that are sold to consumers via certain unethical marketing practices. The selling approach uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a threat, generally directed at an unsuspecting user.
Spyware – Software that observes and gathers computer activity.
Trojan Horse – A malicious application whose purpose is to grant unauthorized access to a computer system.

How to remove YAC (Virus Removal Guide)

The YAC virus (also found as YAC Search virus, YAC Cleaner, Yet Another Cleaner virus, Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda, and more; though not technically a computer virus) is potential malware categorized as scareware that is promoted as an unregistered (free) and registered (full) Microsoft Windows cleaner and optimizer tool; however, YAC is essentially considered a non-beneficial Windows Optimizer and Antivirus program that participates in unethical marketing practices and performs fraudulent, non-beneficial computer scans with highly misleading results in order to create customers and collect user information using scare tactics.

How to remove AnyProtect (Virus Removal Guide)

AnyProtect by CMI Limited (Any Protect) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and malware found in the adware and spyware categories of computer threats. Potential AnyProtect malware is promoted as an unlimited storage backup service and program. AnyProtect utilizes aggressive and misleading marketing practices in order to scare victims into purchasing their services.