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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission


AMMYY is a suspicious application which we categorize as a potentially unwanted program, or simply PUP. Even though this remote desktop software offering remote desktop connection services is used by millions of computer users worldwide, this application definitely is quite suspicious. Individual users who install the program do not need to pay and can enjoy the services for free. However, if you are running a business and decide to use the application, you might have to pay up to $99. Needless to say, this does not stop people from downloading the program from ammyy.com/AA_v3.4.exe. Continue reading to learn why you want to remove AMMYY.

Some malware researchers identify AMMYY as a potentially undesirable program because the security controls related to it are quite questionable. The application may be used to connect to any computer, and this is considered to be highly intrusive. In order to connect, all you have to do is type in any ID number. You could have success even by typing in random numbers. Unfortunately, malicious advertisement supported programs, tracking cookies, browser helper objects, and similar intrusive programs which run on vulnerable operating systems are often capable of collecting sensitive data, including ID numbers and IP addresses. If this information is leaked to unreliable parties, unauthorized connection to a system could be made. Needless to say, this is a security backdoor you do not want to open.

It is stated that AMMYY Admin has over 28 million personal and corporate users. This indicates that the application is popular and is usually run without any security issues. Unfortunately, in many cases AMMYY is installed accordingly to the demands of cyber criminals. It is disclosed on ammyy.com that phone call scams are used to trick computer users into installing the remote desktop and sharing the personal ID and IP numbers. In many cases these phone call scams are performed by cyber crooks who pretend to be Microsoft support technicians. Do not interact with any schemers who might contact you, do not follow their orders to install any remote desktops and share sensitive information. If you do, rogue malware removal software and other threats could be infiltrated to help schemers generate illicit profit.

If you do not want to worry about the removal of malicious software, you should beware of scams conducted via spam emails, corrupted advertisements, phone calls, Skype, and other vulnerable channels. If you wish to delete AMMYY from the system, all you have to do is delete the executable file which is used to activate the remote desktop. Note that you may notice leftover elements related to the application. You can delete them manually. We also advise installing authentic security software to strengthen your virtual security and delete potentially attacking malware.

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