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Should I remove YT Accelerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
84% remove it16% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
United States Rank #30,790
Reach 0.0011%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.71 days
20.81 days >
Average installed length: 10.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3394(build_405) 40.00%
3394(build_404) 60.00%

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YT Accelerator

What is YT Accelerator?  (from Goobzo Ltd)

The Software provides technology and a suite of browser features that boost video throughput efficiency using patented dynamic multi-threads technology, adding a sponsored video and customize and enhance video viewing experience.

Overview

YT Accelerator is a software program developed by Goobzo Ltd. The most common release is 3394(build_404), with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named ytaccelerator.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 13.11 MB (13,749,232 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YT Accelerator.
ytaccelerator.exe (e8a90b5ed705ff93d308cb17fb9b5f14) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 663 Adware.ShopperPro.D
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.Searcher
ALYac 1.0.1.4 Adware.ShopperPro.D
avast! 2014.9-150413 Win32:Adware-CLZ [PUP]
AVG 2016.0.3141 Generic
AVware 1.5.0.21 Adware.ShopperPro
Bitdefender 1.0.20.515 Adware.ShopperPro.D
Bkav FE 1.3.0.6379 W32.HfsAdware
Dr.Web 9.0.0.0103 Adware.Searcher.2797
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.15.04.13.04 Adware.ShopperPro
F-Secure 11.2015-13-04_2 Adware.ShopperPro.D
G Data 15.4.25 Adware.ShopperPro
K7 AntiVirus 13.202.15566 Trojan
K7GW 13.202.15566 Trojan ( 004b02e01 )
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!E8A90B5ED705
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.309 Adware.ShopperPro.D
nProtect 15.04.10.01 Adware.ShopperPro.D
Panda Antivirus 15.04.13.04 Adware/Goobzo
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Amcf
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.103 TROJ_GEN.R08NH09CI15
Vba32 AntiVirus 3.12.26.3 AdWare.Shopper
VIPRE Antivirus 39262 Adware.ShopperPro
Zillya 2.0.0.2135 Adware.Shopper.Win32.339
       View all 23 all detections
YT Accelerator has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove YT Accelerator.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Goobzo Ltd.
URL: www.YTAccelerator.com/support
Help link: www.YTAccelerator.com/about
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YT Accelerator
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\YT Accelerator\YTAUninstall.exe"
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 13.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YT Accelerator

Program executable:ytaccelerator.exe (Malware detected)
Name:YT Accelerator
Path:C:\Program Files\yt accelerator\ytaccelerator.exe
MD5:e8a90b5ed705ff93d308cb17fb9b5f14
Additional files:
  • engine.dll - YT Accelerator
  • helper.dll
  • ipc.dll
  • lspinst.exe
  • lspinst2.exe
  • Res.dll
  • testlsp.exe
  • xmldb.dll
  • ytAcceleratorService.exe
  • ytalsp.dll
  • Updater.exe - Update Helper
  • cabex.dll
  • unelevate.exe
  • UNWISE.EXE
  • YTAHUninstall.exe
  • YTAUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'YTAUpdate' (runs daily at 8:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named YTAUpdate_logon.
2 Services
  • ytAcceleratorService.exe runs as a service named 'YTAcceleratorService' (YTAcceleratorService).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ytAccelerator.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoobzoYTAccelerator' and executes as "C:\Program Files\YT Accelerator\YTAccelerator.exe" /startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

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Or, you can uninstall YT Accelerator from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program YT Accelerator, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove YT Accelerator.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 60%
Win XP 7%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 84%
Keep it 16%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 60.00%
Windows 7 26.67%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 66.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.00%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 6.67%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 26.67%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 13.33%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 6.67%
HP Pavilion 17 TS Noteboo... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 400-434 6.67%
Dell OptiPlex 320 ... 6.67%

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