84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove YouTube Accelerator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
74% remove it26% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,142
United States Rank #4,626
Reach 0.1838%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.72 days
552.35 days >
Average installed length: 290.22 days


3396(build_133) 6.29%
3396(build_102) 3.31%
3395(build_91) 0.08%
3395(build_87) 0.25%
3395(build_81) 23.66%
3394(build_96) 6.16%
3394(build_93) 1.88%
3394(build_88) 28.22%
3394(build_85) 6.13%
3394(build_80) 11.18%
3394(build_100) 11.90%
3393(build_78) 0.17%
3393(build_77) 0.06%
3392(build_76) 0.17%
3391(build_72) 0.52%
3386(build_50) 0.03%

YouTube Accelerator

Please note, Should I Remove It? does not in anyway endorse the software or publisher displayed here. The page exists for informational purposes only to help you make an informed removal decision.

What is YouTube Accelerator?

Bundles and includes itself various adware toolbars that are designed to modify the user's web browser search settings and home page as well as inject advertising in the browser in the form of coupons/deals, banners and text links as well as 'download' buttons.

From publisher:
"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 by advertising. We have invested much time and effort in creating this software which is offered to you free of charge. To support the continued offering of this software free of charge, you agree to have ads shown to you during the use of the software. We will do whatever we can to make the ads as valuable to you as possible such as means to reduce your online spend (e.g. price comparison, coupon offers, cash back rewards)."

About  (from Goobzo)

Should the Site include a search feature, the search feature will send a request to the respective services provider (auto-complete, auto-suggest, search services etc.), such requests may include additional information as required to properly process your search query. The Software provides a suite of browser features ...  Read more
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Integrates into the web browser
  • Connects to the Internet
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Known to reinstall itself
  • Delivers various 'optional' bundled software during install
  • May modify the web browser's home page
  • The wisdom of the experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in YouTube Accelerator.
YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe (aff73a560a05d06792d495724f6ac026) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2014.0.3646 MalSign.Skodna
McAfee 5600.7268 Artemis!AFF73A560A05
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7268 Artemis!AFF73A560A05
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.327 TROJ_GEN.F47V1107
VIPRE Antivirus 23496 Goobzo (fs)
Updater.exe (96257545e464d8e48a767dca7158ab18) has been flagged by the following 24 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:[email protected]
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.ShopperPro.bA
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:[email protected]
Commtouch SDK W32/Trojan.ROGN-4097
Comodo Security 19068 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:[email protected] (B)
ESET-NOD32 10196 a variant of Win32/ShopperPro.A
Fortinet FortiGate Riskware/ShopperPro
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:[email protected]
G Data 24 Gen:[email protected]
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 00499b181 )
K7GW 9.182.12926 Trojan ( 00499b181 )
McAfee RDN/Generic PUP.x!ch3
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 RDN/Generic PUP.x!ch3
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:[email protected]
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.TP.ddalhg
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.16EFE4CA!384820426
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Goobzo
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGF14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0OGF14
VIPRE Antivirus 31878 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
YTAUninstall.exe (d0a905c4dbb627779c7395f63e4695e4) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
AVG Skodna.A8D
AVware Goobzo (fs)
Baidu-International Adware.NSIS.Agent.AdKw
Dr.Web Adware.Downware.6419
ESET-NOD32 10444 Win32/SpeedBit.B.gen
G Data 24 Win32.Application.Shopperpro.A
K7 AntiVirus 9.183.13432 Trojan ( 004a94011 )
K7GW 9.183.13432 Trojan ( 004a94011 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:AdWare.NSIS.Agent.bx
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Undef.(kcloud)
McAfee Artemis!D0A905C4DBB6
McAfee-GW-Edition v2014.2 Artemis
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.D
Sophos 4.98.0 AppRider
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen.Symmi
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Goobzo
Tencent Win32.Trojan.Falsesign.Wqcv
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0826
VIPRE Antivirus 33280 Goobzo (fs)
YouTubeAccelerator.exe (75c4e837cbcec91a18cfb39ba6583de2) has been flagged by the following 14 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Symmi.39983
Avira AntiVir HEUR/Patched.Ren
AVware Virus.Win32.Sality.atbh (v)
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Typic.Ac
Bitdefender 7.2 Gen:Variant.Symmi.39983
Commtouch SDK W32/Sality.E.gen!Eldorado
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Gen:Variant.Symmi.39983 (B)
F-Prot W32/Sality.E.gen!Eldorado
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Symmi.39983
G Data 24 Gen:Variant.Symmi.39983
MicroWorld-eScan Gen:Variant.Symmi.39983
NANO AntiVirus Virus.Win32.Virut-Gen.bwpxnc
Symantec 20141.1.0.330 Goobzo
VIPRE Antivirus 32552 Virus.Win32.Sality.atbh (v)
       View all 63 all detections
YouTube Accelerator has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.youtubeaccelerator.com/support
Help link: www.youtubeaccelerator.com/about
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\VARemove.exe" temp
Estimated size: 12.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by YouTube Accelerator

Program executable:YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe (Malware detected)
Name:YouTube Accelerator
Path:C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe
Additional files:
  • engine.dll - YouTube Accelerator
  • helper.dll
  • ipc.dll
  • lspinst.exe
  • lspinst2.exe
  • Res.dll
  • testlsp.exe
  • xmldb.dll
  • (Malware detected) YouTubeAccelerator.exe
  • (Malware detected) YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe
  • ytalsp.dll
  • (Malware detected) Updater.exe - Update Helper
  • cabex.dll
  • sporder.dll
  • unelevate.exe
  • (Malware detected) YTAUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Updater.exe is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Toolbar BHO' with the class of {312f84fb-8970-4fd3-bddb-7012eac4afc9}.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • YouTubeAccelerator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ADC7C9E5-4468-4AF0-98E9-A0ED2F1E419D}' (runs on registration).
  • YTAUninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E60085F5-8539-46D5-842F-2EF0B8D2A6DF}' (runs on registration).
  • YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{96C68751-93E0-4D1D-82ED-1E4008A8CBED}' (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.
3 Services
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
  • YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe runs as a service named 'YouTubeAcceleratorService' (YouTubeAcceleratorService).
  • sporder.dll runs as a service named 'Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service' (HiPatchService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • YouTubeAccelerator.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GoobzoYouTubeAccelerator' and executes as "C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YouTubeAccelerator.exe" /startup.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • YouTubeAccelerator.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'YoutubeAccelerator' which loads as "C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YouTubeAccelerator.exe" /install /runonce.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GamingWonderland Browser Plugin Loader 64' which loads as C:\Program Files2\GAMING~2\bar\1.bin\gtbrmon64.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • YouTubeAccelerator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YouTubeAccelerator.exe'.
  • Updater.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\YOUTUB~1\Updater.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
Network connections
  • YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe connects to ec2-107-20-238-80.compute-1.amazonaws.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:20.79 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0162343517%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01188405%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00435030%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:11.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0110704072%
Kernel CPU:0.00771382%
User CPU:0.00335659%

How do I remove YouTube Accelerator?

You can uninstall YouTube 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program YouTube Accelerator, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 YouTube 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by YouTube Accelerator you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 74%
Keep it 26%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.30%
Windows 10 29.33%
Windows XP 3.05%
Windows Vista 2.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.41%
Windows 7 Professional 12.80%
Windows 8.1 7.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.83%
Windows 8 Pro 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.71%
  Brazil 4.02%
  India 3.71%
  MA 3.38%
  Indonesia 3.30%
  Saudi Arabia 2.97%
  DZ 2.54%
  Malaysia 2.00%
  Italy 1.97%
  Romania 1.72%
  Philippines 1.49%
  Czech Republic 1.31%
  Thailand 1.15%
  Mexico 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.27%
Acer 19.00%
Dell 18.75%
ASUS 10.99%
Toshiba 6.48%
Samsung 5.20%
Lenovo 5.03%
Intel 1.41%
MSI 0.68%
American Megatrends 0.55%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.37%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.00%
ASUS All Series 3.37%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.37%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
Hate Daemon toolsover a year ago
Got it from Daemon Tool's - it's very agressive and try to hide it self all over the file system. No respect to programmers nor sites that spread this kind of shit. Shame you.
user comment
computer DOWNover a year ago
Verry bad program, who ever made it should be ,ashame,with all the good things he could be working on !