How to remove the y virus
Most antivirus programs identify y.exe as malware, e.g. Symantec identifies it as W32.Spybot.Worm, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Malex.gen!E.
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Y.exe file information
At the present time, we have no confirmed details about the software with which y.exe is associated.
Description: y.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 32,256 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 173,056 bytes.
There is no description of the program. File y.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify y.exe related errors
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as y.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the y.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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