Avira partners with Yet Another Cleaner, can no longer be trusted

Avira partners with Yet Another CleanerAvira has recently partnered with scam artists and developers of rogue programs, Yet Another Cleaner, and can no longer be trusted. Yet Another Cleaner is known for being a fraud tool and rogue program. In 2015 YAC was caught stealing Malwarebyte’s database, which caused YAC to lose their OPSWAT certification. Furthermore, YAC stole their interface from Qihu 360 Software Co. Limited 360 total security software.

YAC is a rogue program that most people find on their computer by accident and without their consent. Additionally,the same users have complained that YAC is very difficult to remove and will not uninstall through Windows Control Panel. This is just one very common problem with YAC.

To make matters worse, YAC’s website contains a dishonest, misleading, slanderous, and utterly ridiculous content designed to slander their competitors and trick unsuspecting victims into thinking their content is legitimate and their product is safe to use.

YAC brings nothing to the table for Avira. YAC obtains their database via theft. As previously mentioned, YAC had stolen the Malwarebytes database and tried to pass it off as their own. YAC also steals content from bloggers. For example, we could write an article titled “How to remove the Mickey Mouse virus” (which doesn’t exist) and YAC will copy our article and claim that they include the “Mickey Mouse virus” in their database – even though the virus does not exist.

The Avira and YAC partnership was a bad move by Avira who now teams up with scam artists and developers of malware, which makes their Avira Antivirus product untrustworthy.

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. Sean's content has been featured in numerous publications.

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