Ymacco Ymacco is a representative of the infamous malware class of Trojan horse viruses. This makes Ymacco highly dangerous and if you\u2019ve detected it in your system, you should see to its removal as soon as possible. Trojan horse viruses like Ymacco, SAntivirusKD.sys, Wup.exe are capable of a wide range of different malicious tasks. This is one of the main qualities that sets these particular pieces of malicious code apart from others. And it is also one of the main reasons why Trojans are the dominating category of computer viruses. They by far outnumber any other malware type, and according to some sources they\u2019re even responsible for as much as 90% of all malware attacks that occur via the internet. That\u2019s certainly saying something. So, their versatility and multifaceted nature is without doubt what makes them a preferred weapon for millions of hackers and cybercriminals out there. But another thing that makes variants like Ymacco so popular within these circles is the fact that they\u2019re also incredibly stealthy. A single Trojan horse virus can sneak into your system without being noticed. And it can remain there, hidden deep in it, performing whatever is on its agenda, for up to years on end. It\u2019s not unusual for many Trojan horse viruses to even have the capacity to disable your antivirus software after they\u2019ve invaded the machine. So, if you have discovered Ymacco on your PC, you may want to check if that may have happened in your case. But even if it hasn\u2019t, it\u2019s still a great thing that you\u2019ve managed to detect this malware and can, therefore, now remove it from your computer to prevent it from causing any further harm. In fact, to help you with this task, our team of professionals has designed a special removal guide for Ymacco, which is available to use, free of charge, just below this current post. But a word of caution is that the steps in the guide do require dealing with system files. So it\u2019s important that you stick the instructions as closely as you can to avoid potentially damaging your own OS. And if you would rather leave this job to a specialized malware removal program, we can offer you one of those as well. How Trojans operate Once Ymacco has invaded your system, it could be up to a large variety of different malicious tasks \u2013 all at once. Unfortunately, due to its novelty, we don\u2019t have enough information at this time to pinpoint what the hackers behind it are using it for exactly. But we can give you an idea of some of the most popular usages for Trojans. And these mainly revolve around theft of sensitive information for all sorts of purposes and resource exploitation. Now, the former should be relatively clear. The latter, if you\u2019re unfamiliar with the subject, is when the Trojan basically uses your computer\u2019s processing power and storage to execute various processes on behalf of the criminals. Typically this would be for the goal of mining cryptocurrencies on the infected computer, or it may be to launch DDoS attacks and include your PC in botnets. SUMMARY: Name Ymacco Type Trojan Danger Level \u00a0High\u00a0(Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware) Symptoms \u00a0Trojan horse infections usually do not have any symptoms at all.\u00a0 Distribution Method \u00a0Spam messages are among the leading distribution channels for Trojans, particularly included in attached files or embedded in links. Detection Tool Remove Ymacco Virus If you are looking for a way to remove Ymacco you can try this: \tClick on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your Windows OS. \tGo to Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Uninstall a Program. \tSearch for Ymacco and any other unfamiliar programs. \tUninstall Ymacco as well as other suspicious programs. Note that this might not get rid of Ymacco completely. For more detailed removal instructions follow the guide below. If you have a Windows virus, continue with the guide below. If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide. If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide. If you have an iPhone virus, please use our iPhone Virus Removal guide Some of the steps will likely require you to exit the page. Bookmark it for later reference. Reboot in\u00a0Safe Mode\u00a0(use this guide if you don't know how to do it). WARNING! READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING! Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC at the same time\u00a0and\u00a0go to the\u00a0Processes Tab. Try to determine which processes are dangerous.\u00a0 Right click on each of them\u00a0and select Open File Location. Then scan the files with our free online virus scanner: After you open their folder,\u00a0end the processes\u00a0that are infected, then delete their folders.\u00a0 Note:\u00a0If you are sure something is part of the infection - delete it, even if the scanner doesn't flag it. No anti-virus program can detect all infections.\u00a0 Hold together the Start Key and R. Type\u00a0appwiz.cpl -->\u00a0OK. You are now in the Control Panel. Look for suspicious entries.\u00a0Uninstall it\/them. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO: Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter.\u00a0A\u00a0window will pop-up: Startup --->\u00a0Uncheck\u00a0entries that have "Unknown" as Manufacturer or otherwise look suspicious. \tRemember this step - if you have reason to believe a bigger threat (like\u00a0ransomware) is on your PC, check everything here. Hold the Start\u00a0Key\u00a0and\u00a0R\u00a0- \u00a0copy +\u00a0paste the following and click OK: notepad %windir%\/system32\/Drivers\/etc\/hosts A new\u00a0file will open. If you are hacked, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. Look at the image below: If there are suspicious IPs below "Localhost" -\u00a0write to us in the comments. Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter. Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus's Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If they don't show up this way, go manually to these directories and delete\/uninstall them: \tHKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software-----Random Directory. It could be any one of them - ask us if you can't discern which ones are malicious. HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft----Windows---CurrentVersion---Run-- Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER----Software---Microsoft---Internet Explorer----Main---- Random If the guide doesn't help, download the\u00a0anti-virus program we recommended or try our free online virus scanner. Also, you can always ask us in the comments for help!