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Should I remove YTDownloader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,459
United States Rank #2,770
Reach 0.1559%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.27 days
67.01 days >
Average installed length: 35.21 days

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What is YTDownloader?

YTDownloader is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The extension/toolbar will modify the browser's search and home pages as well as various other features such as 404 errors and DNS redirections, etc as well as may change some browser settings that might cause lessen its security levels.

The software is distributed through the Adknowledge Fusion Installer, an adware download manager that provides 'free' commercial offers that are advertisement supported such as web browser extensions. Web sites that distribute this through malvertising practices include 2-fusioninstall.com, 5-pn-installer.com and others.

About  (from Goobzo)

The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with video and other various websites by rendering download button, graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser. The Software is free to use and may include advertising. We have invested much tim...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • Hijacks the web browser's home page
  • Most users and experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YTDownloader.
Updater.exe (650d419110403ff8c04ff7bc311d90f8) has been flagged by the following 7 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
avast! 2014.9-140530 Win32:Adware-BLP [PUP]
AVG 2015.0.3459 Skodna
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ShopperPro.bA
ESET-NOD32 8.9850 a variant of Win32/ShopperPro.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.150 TROJ_GEN.F47V0522
VIPRE Antivirus 29624 Goobzo (fs)
YTDownloader.exe (59df42a6a2d28fc8108c8b54c6bec548) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Skodna.A8D
McAfee Artemis!59DF42A6A2D2
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!59DF42A6A2D2
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Adware.37e
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V0522
VIPRE Antivirus 29640 Goobzo (fs)
       View all 13 all detections
YTDownloader has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: YTDownloader
URL: www.ytdownloader.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ytdownloader
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\YTDownloader\YTDUninstall.exe
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use herdProtect.
Estimated size: 11.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YTDownloader

Program executable:ytdownloader.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ytdownloader\ytdownloader.exe
Additional files:
  • converter.exe - Video Download and Convert
  • DownloadHelper.exe - YTDownloader (YTDownloader helper)
  • DownloadAPI.dll - DownloadAPI
  • (Malware detected) Updater.exe - Update Helper
  • YTDUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • YTDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9173A252-52CD-45A3-954D-05E8473E92BB}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • YTDownloader.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named YTDownloader.
  • Updater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named YTDownloaderUpd.
Startup File (User Run)
  • YTDownloader.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'YTDownloader' and executes as "C:\Program Files\YTDownloader\YTDownloader.exe" /boot.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YTDownloader.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'YTDownloader' which loads as "C:\Program Files\YTDownloader\YTDownloader.exe" /boot.

How do I remove YTDownloader?

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Or, you can uninstall YTDownloader 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 YTDownloader, 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 YTDownloader.
  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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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.03%
Windows 8 30.16%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows XP 4.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.31%
Windows 8.1 13.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.33%
Windows 8 11.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.20%
  India 2.07%
  Canada 1.92%
  MA 1.85%
  Romania 1.03%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Iran 0.89%
  Australia 0.81%
  France 0.81%
  United Kingdom 0.81%
  Saudi Arabia 0.81%
  Turkey 0.66%
  Israel 0.52%
  Italy 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.38%
Dell 24.97%
Acer 13.09%
Toshiba 8.37%
ASUS 6.48%
Samsung 2.83%
Lenovo 2.70%
Intel 1.35%
American Megatrends 0.67%
Alienware 0.54%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 8.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.38%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.12%

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SteveG (Expert)11 months ago
Adware! Adware! Installed with LightSpark, iWebBar and ShopperPro, more crapware. Do not download and install this!