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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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