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:
When trying to remove YTDownloader virus from the system, you should follow these steps:
You can remove YTDownloader 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.
Uninstall YTDownloader and related programs
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 YTDownloader or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove YTDownloader from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
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 YTDownloader:
• 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 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.
Information added: 2014-09-02 04:48
Information updated: 2014-09-02 04:48