Elex-Tech Yac “Virus”

This page aims to help you remove Elex-Tech Yac “Virus”. Our removal instructions work for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, as well as every version of Windows.

The description you are about to review is focused on Elex-Tech Yac “Virus”. This program is a member of the ad-generating software type, the only actual purpose of which is to broadcast plenty of ads on your screen; redirect you to lots of websites; and set some totally unfamiliar homepage and search engine to your favorite browser apps. The programs from this category are referred to as browser hijackers. What is even more typical of all of them is that they may target any of your browser apps (Firefox, Chrome, Explorer or Opera) and change their settings in the aforementioned ways. You are going to find some more essential info about the browser-hijacking group and Elex-Tech Yac “Virus” in the following text.

Some general facts related to browser hijackers:

All programs that are considered to be browser hijackers are created to simply serve as advertising apps. These ad-displaying products are only programmed for the purpose of broadcasting a great number of pop-ups, tabs and banners; and for the promotion of varying websites/ search engines and/ or browser homepages. The people, who are involved in spreading this software versions, are the producers of the products that are promoted; the providers of the services these programs may advertise; and the developers of these often annoying programs, whose representative Elex-Tech Yac “Virus” is bothering you at the present moment. Normally, the former two parties are the ones who pay the latter to create the best ad-oriented programs. When it comes to hijackers, the more ads such a piece could produce and spread – the better. It is believed that in this way some of the advertised products can be purchased by the people who are exposed to such ads; and in this way their manufacturers may earn big amounts of money.  As expected, all the parties participating in this ‘pay per click’ strategy in fact benefit from it.

In what ways might Elex-Tech Yac “Virus” get distributed?

In most of the cases we know about, you might find such software integrated in a contaminated webpage or a torrent; or as a part of a movie-streaming site, especially an illegal one, though the legal ones also use ads for funding. Consequently, after you visit or load anything on such a website, you might ‘receive’ the browser hijacker inside it. Despite that, they are not the most usual sources. Actually, the way hijackers most commonly spread is via lurking inside free bundles, which you could be tempted to install on your PC yourself.

What does a program bundle represent?

In general, bundles are sets of free software mixed together that are offered free of charge and may include games, programs, apps, Adware or hijackers inside them. Usually there is really nothing to worry about when it comes to these free mixtures. Nonetheless, the ad-producing programs which are possibly incorporated into them may make you a little suspicious. But such software bundles might contain some fascinating programs and apps, and you are totally able to try them for free, without catching the hijacker inside. Just ensure that you follow this very simple, but important advice: whatever you decide to install on your PC, always do that via the Advanced {or the Custom} installer feature. By completing such an installation, even the smallest details about a particular bundle will be shown, and you will see which programs exactly you really want on your computer and install only them, leaving the ad-generating ones behind.

In spite of the confusing and suspicious way of distribution, Elex-Tech Yac “Virus” is not malicious because:

Because of their rather suspicious features, hijackers have been labeled as ‘potentially unwanted’, however, have never been regarded as viruses. As you might expect, there is some proof for that: hijackers really differ from the normal malware types you may catch while browsing the web in more than just one way. For instance, Ransomware and Trojan viruses as the most dangerous malware kinds, and as such they can and will:

  • hack your PC without your (knowing or unknowing) approval;
  • exploit a program (or a system) vulnerability or simply your naiveté to get you infected.
  • following that, some of their most malicious effects might include: deleting your data or corrupting it; encrypting files and demanding a ransom for them.

As you can see, Elex-Tech Yac “Virus” and all the other hijackers are NOT capable of doing anything like that.


Name Elex-Tech 
Type Browser Hijacker
Detection Tool

Keep in mind, SpyHunter’s malware detection tool is free. To remove the infection, you’ll need to purchase the full version. More information about SpyHunter and steps to uninstall.

Elex-Tech Yac “Virus” Removal

You are dealing with a malware infection that can restore itself unless you remove its core files. We are sending you to another page with a removal guide that gets regularly updated. It covers in-depth instructions on how to:
1. Locate and scan malicious processes in your task manager.
2. Identify in your Control panel any programs installed with the malware, and how to remove them. Search Marquis is a high-profile hijacker that gets installed with a lot of malware.
3. How to clean up and reset your browser to its original settings without the malware returning.
You can find the removal guide here.
For mobile devices refer to these guides instead: Android, iPhone.

About the author

Violet George

Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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