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 not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Y.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,256 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 173,056 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The y.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: 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.


User Comments

this program starts automaticly and blocks a few of my functions from working and is VERY annoying you have to open task manager and look in progress to end it and then delete it from the computer. it comes back the next day and start again.
It is a RAT(Remote Access Trojan) which steals information such as passwords, usernames and credit card information.
It is written inside the registry and services. So far, I couldn't find y.exe anywhere in the system nor in my task manager. However, it remains in my registry and services.

Summary: Average user rating of y.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users think y.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving y issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active y process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the y.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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