If you encountered a suspicious program called Y2Go, we advise you to learn more about it as there is a possibility the application could violate your privacy. It looks like its working manner might allow the software to access your browsing history or even log in and other personal information alike transmitted via the Internet. Because of these undesirable qualities, the tool falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). To stop the application from gathering information that could be private, we would advise users to remove it immediately. Sadly, it does not have an uninstall file, so the tool cannot be erased via Control Panel. Still, if you are determined to get rid of Y2Go manually, we advise you to follow the instructions placed at the end of the text as they can guide you through the process.
First of all, users should know the PUP could be spread through untrustworthy file-sharing web pages where it might be bundled with other threats alike, e.g. adware, browser hijackers, other potentially unwanted programs, and so on. In other words, if you noticed Y2Go on your computer there is a chance there could be other potentially dangerous applications installed. For this reason, it would be advisable to check the system as soon as possible and remove the potential threats. Often users receive such software unknowingly as they rush the installation process and do not deselect additional suggestions offered on the configuration wizard. Thus, to stay away from untrustworthy software users should always pick advanced installation settings and pay attention to the given terms. If any of the provided suggestions look unreliable, make sure to deselect them, and the applications you do not want to receive will not be installed.
What happens if Y2Go settles on your system? Our specialists who tested the PUP say it might alter the computer’s proxy settings and add a specific certificate on the Windows Registry that would allow it to gain more privileges and track the user’s Internet data. We cannot say what information could interest the PUP’s creators more, but as the research shows they might have access to any data you enter while browsing, e.g. passwords, banking information, chat conversations, and so on. Moreover, the software could also review and record your browsing history. It is hard to say how the gathered information might be used, but given it could be collected without asking any permission we believe it could be used without your knowledge as well and possibly for malicious purposes. Therefore, our specialists advise you not to waste any time and eliminate the threat before anything goes wrong.
Since the PUP cannot be uninstalled through Control Panel, users who want to erase it manually would have to complete the tasks explained in our recommended deletions steps located below this text. They will show you how to change the proxy settings if the application managed to alter them. Also, the instructions can help you find the program’s created files and the certificate we mentioned earlier. After you change your proxy settings and delete all data belonging to the software, the tool should no longer have the ability to track you. The other way to achieve this is to install a trustworthy security tool that could help you erase Y2Go with automatic features.