Adware.Y2Go

Short bio

Adware.Y2Go is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of adware targeting Windows systems.

Symptoms

Adware.Y2Go uses SSL man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks. Generally, they install a proxy and use scheduled tasks to show their advertisements.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Y2Go by using real-time protection.

block Adware.Y2Go

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Y2Go

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Y2Go without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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