Hello, man. How a bad day is today! I am getting an adware pop-up which is called YTDownloader when I am doing some shopping online. And this annoying adware keeps popping everywhere on my computer screen. Is this a good program? Should I click to download this program? Oh, the answer is no after I searching for what it is online. I am scared. Does this adware will always stay in my computer system by this way? I can’t bare that if it stays forever! Is there any practical way for me to get rid of this headachy adware out of my computer completely? What should I do now? Who can save my computer out of that difficult situation? Thanks very much!
YTDownloader (also called as the You Tube Downloader) is a virus name for aggressive malware which is classified as a member of the browser hijacker and spyware that can invade the targeted computer without the awareness or consent of the computer user. This free software program is designed as a freeware which enables its online users to download videos from You Tube. The videos downloader can support different kinds of watching formats such as FLV, AVI, MP4, MOV, MP3, and MPEG, and so on. This download program is displayed as a practical and worthy software application for the reason that users can watch offline videos no matter when they want. However, if this program install automatically on your computer and bundled with other third-parties freeware, it can do harm to your computer. Once this situation happened, this adware can modify your computer’s default homepage to search.searchcomplete.com. This nasty adware may lead to privacy violations, unwanted software installations and other malware infections. In case this annoyed problem happened, you should be cautious to your online behaviors and make an option while you are installing some free software in your computer.
Is your computer at a high risk due to this adware right now? Why is it not the same as what it sates in the advertisement? Attacked by the YTDownloader, what should you do then? All these questions are popping up into your mind when you computer gets infection by this malware. This adware is categorized as a browser hijacker to attack the most commonly used web browser like Internet explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This tricky adware will release lots of links for pop-up advertisements if it installed in your computer. All these ads contain coupons, banners, and other commercial and sponsored online advertisements. These ads keep showing on the screen when you are browsing the web. Because of the keeping showing pop-ups, the system performance of your computer will be slow down. Getting rid of this adware is more difficult than removing other kinds of adware as it is composed of different components which include Windows application and web browser extensions or add-ons that work together for running this adware’s activities. Removing this adware out of your computer is an urgent task once your computer shows the infected traits of this malicious adware. Manual removal is highly recommended methods to get rid of this adware completely.
*Excessive pop-up coupons dropping from the number appearing on the shopping website you visit.
*It invades your privacy such as accessing your data on all websites and accessing your tabs and browsing activity.
*Browser crashes unexpectedly after installing this adware.
*Compared deals appearing when you select items in online shop.
Note: If any trait mentioned above is indicated on your computer, then you should pull up an alarm that your computer is infected by YTDownloader. You should take measures to remove this adware from your computer immediately. If you are not a computer expert, please turn to Yoocare 24-hours online expert right now!
YTDownloader hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the dubious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of YTDownloader
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end YTDownloader’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to YTDownloader through Registry Editor Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~random %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
From the above paragraph, you should have a clear definition of this adware. It is designed by cyber criminals to attack the targeted computer by bring in additional parties on your computer. This malicious adware and additional parties can collect all your online activities and data as well. This malware is usually bundled with the third party such as a free software download or video. This requires you to keep an eye on the process of installation during the procedure of installing. You’d better to choose an option during this process instead of installing automatically. Infected by this adware, manual removal should be your first choice.
Suggestion: The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on October 5, 2014 6:03 pm