Title: YTDownloader
Type: Adware

Remove YTDownloader
Removal instructions

Severity scale:YTDownloader severity is 12  (12 / 100)

YTDownloader (also known as You Tube Downloader) is a browser plug-in, which has also been included to the category of adwares. Usually, it is presented as a program, which can be used for downloading videos from YouTube and watching them on phones, tablets or other devices. However, no matter that YTDownloader may seem to be a useful application, it may also cause unwanted system changes and show annoying pop-up advertisements. These ads are typically filled with active words and links capable to redirect users to unknown or sometimes malicious websites. This and its ability to infiltrate computers without asking a permission for that may be a cause why security experts have started suggesting to remove YTDownloader from computers.


As we have mentioned. YTDownloader can infiltrate computer as any other adware application. For that, it relies on freeware and shareware. These programs are always filled with various 'components' that additionally initiate serious havoc on the PC. However, it can also be downloaded from its official website yt-downloader.com. No matter how it gets on the PC, it installs its browser helper object (BHO) and starts displaying various pop-up advertisements. Besides, it seems that this program violates privacy policies because it may also be set to monitor browsing habits of the user and show unwanted web banners, offers, and other ads. If you are bored and you want to remove YTDownloader, follow these instructions:


Uninstall YTDownloader via 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and features' at first. For that, follow these steps:

Click 'Start' ->'Control Panel' or 'Uninstall a Program' -> Double-click 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs and Features'. Find all YTDownloader and related programs, and click 'Uninstal' or 'Remove'.

In order to remove its components, follow these steps:

Internet Explorer

Click "Tools" -> select "Manage Add-ons" and search for the entries that could be related to YTDownloader. Disable them. Don't forget to change your start page if it has been altered by this adware.

Mozilla Firefox: 

Click "Tools" -> select "Manage Add-ons" and disable YTDownloader related entries. Also change your start page if it has been altered by this adware.

Google Chrome:

Click on a wrench icon -> select "Tools" and click on "Extensions".  Locate YTDownloader, select it and click on a trash can icon. Don't forget to change your start page if it has been altered by this adware.

Finally, scan the system with updated anti-spyware, such as STOPzilla or SpyHunter.

Automatic YTDownloader removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall YTDownloader. 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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QR code for YTDownloader removal instructions:

YTDownloader 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 YTDownloader 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 YTDownloader right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-06-18 09:29:06
Information updated: 2013-06-18 09:29:06

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