YAC

Sleek freeware that can efficiently clean any PC

6.7

585 Votes

  • Category Maintenance
  • License Free
  • Version 6.6.214
  • Size 916.01 kB
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Language English
  • Program by Elex do Brasil Participações Ltda

Yet Another Cleaner, better known as YAC, is a cleaning tool designed to find viruses and unwanted programs running on your computer.

When you download content off the web, you never know what you might actually download. While many songs, photos, videos and games come with exactly what you want, some may come with bloatware, adware, malware or other harmful components. You can pick up viruses and bloatware just from the sites that you visit too and from links that you find on reputable websites. Yet Another Cleaner does a good job of removing threats found on your computer.

The home page of the program welcomes you by the name you registered and shows you the last time you ran a scan. It also lets you know the number of junk files found during its last scan. There are multiple buttons located on the left of the screen that help you clean up your computer. Clicking on the protection button will give you details about the anti-virus software you have installed, and clicking on the virus detection button will show you any viruses found. You can also use the junk cleanup button to eliminate junk files taking up space on your hard drive.

One of its top features is its adware cleanup. Yet Another Cleaner will show you all the details it found about forcibly installed files, any shortcuts programs changed, adware that took over your plug-ins and even registry keys that you usually cannot remove without a password. You can click on any of those features to learn about the files found and to get help deciding what to do with those files.

The more programs and apps you install on your computer, the slower it will run. With Yet Another Cleaner, you can get help deciding which programs you no longer need. Its software manager feature shows you all the programs and apps you have on your computer, including the amount of space each one takes up and how often you use each one. It then shows you the odds that you need to keep those programs to help you decide which ones to delete. Though Yet Another Cleaner scans can take longer than you would like, this is one of the best ways to speed up your computer, get rid of junk files and learn about viruses and other threats on your hard drive.

Pros:

  • Includes tools for finding and removing junk mail to speed up your computer
  • Gives you information about adware and other forms of bloatware
  • Keeps track of how often you scan your computer
  • Can find files hidden deep inside folders
  • Helps you find threats and remove files that might interfere with your operating system

Cons:

  • Some scans can take a long time
  • May need anti-virus software to identify and remove all threats
  • Doesn't come with a lot of features relating to malware
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