Title: Youtube Accelerator
Type: Adware

Remove Youtube Accelerator
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Youtube Accelerator severity is 7  (7 / 100)
 

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. 

How can Youtube Accelerator appear on my PC? 

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.

How to remove Youtube Accelerator? 

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:

Automatic Youtube Accelerator Removal Guide

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.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Youtube Accelerator. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Manual Youtube Accelerator Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Youtube Accelerator and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Youtube Accelerator or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove Youtube Accelerator from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Youtube Accelerator and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Youtube Accelerator removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Youtube Accelerator and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Youtube Accelerator removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Youtube Accelerator and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Youtube Accelerator removal.

What is adware?

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

Geolocation of Youtube Accelerator:

This map reveals the prevalence of Youtube Accelerator. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Pakistan, Philippines, India, Malaysia and Indonesia.

QR code for Youtube Accelerator removal instructions:

Youtube Accelerator qrcode
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.

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Information added: 2014-08-26 02:24:24
Information updated: 2014-08-26 02:24:24

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