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X12Y8IDY is reported as Win32:PUP-gen (potentially unwanted program). I suggest you to remove X12Y8IDY from your PC as soon as possible!
Tried to remove X12Y8IDY? Cannot completely delete X12Y8IDY, because it gets back?
See how to fix X12Y8IDY step by step using my removal guide.

How X12Y8IDY got on my computer?

Like many potentially unwanted programs, X12Y8IDY can be installed on your computer as part of a bundle with another tool you downloaded from the Internet. Since X12Y8IDY manufacturer pays software developers for distributing X12Y8IDY within their applications, X12Y8IDY is often included as part of the installer.
X12Y8IDY is also often distributed with free games and simple, one-click freeware tools developed specifically with the purpose of getting X12Y8IDY onto as many computers as possible.
Usually, you have not only one X12Y8IDY problem, but a bunch of similar WIN32:PUPs.

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How dangerous is X12Y8IDY?

While X12Y8IDY is not considered illegal and is not officially classified as malware, it poses a direct threat to your privacy. Since X12Y8IDY runs alongside your Web browser, it can collect and transmit information such your search queries, Web forms and passwords, names and messages, track Web sites that you visit, and do much more on your computer without you even knowing. X12Y8IDY was reported to cause significant slowdowns in browser performance, making Web page load times much longer compared to a clean system.

On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being "mostly harmless", 3 being "invasive" and 5 being "dangerous"), X12Y8IDY can be rated as a 3.

How to remove X12Y8IDY?

Step-by-step Guide for manual removal of X12Y8IDY:

  1. Uninstall X12Y8IDY using Windows uninstallation applet (use Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall Program or Apps & features).
  2. Open Task Manager to kill all "X12Y8IDY" related processes.
  3. Use Windows search to find and remove "X12Y8IDY" files and folders.
  4. Run services.msc to disable a "X12Y8IDY" Windows service.
  5. Execute taskschd.msc to get rid of "X12Y8IDY" scheduled tasks.
  6. Open regedit.exe and delete X12Y8IDY registry keys and values.
  7. Check your shortcuts on your desktop and in the Start menu for X12Y8IDY presence. Fix infected shortcuts.
  8. Open your browser and disable X12Y8IDY plugins. Disable all unknown plugins. Reset the browser settings.
  9. Clean your Recycle bin and temporary files.

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