Youtube Accelerator is a great example of how easily you can get tricked into downloading hardly useful programs on your computer. Of course, the first impression about it can be deceiving. Although this program promises lots of various features, it seems it's just another program that can be categorized as potentially unwanted (PUP). When added to one's system, this ad-supported plug-in may start showing its irritating and annoying pop-ups. In addition, as soon as Youtube Accelerator hijacks each of web browsers, it may start collecting information about a person and record such details as his/hers browsing habits, search terms, mostly visited websites and similar data. Sometimes the loss of such information may cause the loss of personally identifiable data.
Many people have downloaded Youtube Accelerator as a tool that can improve their browsing experience, video streaming, ability to use instant video search and video downloading options. Sounds great, right? However, its publisher forgets to mention that it may also start displaying commercial pop-ups, in-text ads, banner- ads and similar activities. It should also be mentioned that this and similar programs may infiltrate your PC unnoticed because they rely on unfair distribution and marketing methods. Sometimes Youtube Accelerator or similar ad-supported plug-in may be attached to freewares or sharewares. That is why our security experts are recommending being very cautious when installing questionable programs. By selecting “advanced” or “custom” installation method you can follow each installation step and unmark all doubtful extensions/plug-ins/toolbars. If Youtube Accelerator virus was added to your system without your permission, we strongly recommend to remove it.
If you are experiencing commercial pop-up ads and similar symptoms, there is a high possibility that Youtube Accelerator has been installed on your system and is now influencing your browsing experience. In order to remove this unwanted pest from your system, just follow these guidelines:
You can remove Youtube Accelerator automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Youtube Accelerator or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Youtube Accelerator:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Youtube Accelerator are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Youtube Accelerator right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-26 02:24
Information updated: 2014-08-26 02:24