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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Uninstall/Remove YTDownloader Virus (YouTube Downloader Toolbar)

There are still many reviews promoting YTDownloader and claiming that it is a perfect add-on to help you download videos from YouTube easier and faster. Here’s the real case on what happened after one downloaded ytd into his/her computer:

‘After reading the reviews I downloaded and installed this in a sandbox environment and it installed the viruses:
Win32:Adware-AQG [PUP]
Win32:MultiPlug-X [PUP]
NSIS:Adware-IQ [PUP]
JS:DownloadNSave-B [PUP]’

We have also been told that Yontoo desktop malware will be installed alongside with youtube downloader and it can't be even deleted through Programs and Files. See? YTD is bundled with a lot of add-ons and VIRUS! Perhaps YouTube downloader may download videos faster, however, it will impose harms to your computer at the mean time.

Troubles when Deleting YTDownloader

It is believed that many people would want to remove yt downloader as soon as possible, however, installed security utilities will not help anything as they can’t find something even suspicious. Control Panel can’t help either as ytd sticks around when there’s no its appearance there. Cleansing add-on, plug-ins, extensions will make no difference. What you can do to fix the problem? You are welcome to stick to the following steps.

Solution 1: Remove YTDownloader Manually

1. Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:

Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items including those of youtube downloader .

2. Show hidden files 

a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;
b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;
c) click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by youtube downloader :
  • C:\Documents and Settings\user account\Local Settings\Application Data
  • C:\Documents and Settings\user account\Local Settings\Temp
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Free Youtube Downloader Tool\YTDownloader.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\user account\My Documents
3. Delete all registry values related to youtube downloader  in your local hard disk C.
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    4. Reset your browser (take IE as example)

    a) Open Internet Explorer. Click on the Tools menu and then select Internet Options.
    b) In the Internet Options window click on the Advanced tab. Then click on the Restore Defaults button and then press OK.

    Solution 2: Remove YTDownloader automatically (with SpyHunter)

    Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter
    1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.


    2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
      spyhunter run

    spyhunter setup

    spyhunter setup

    Step B. Run SpyHunter to block YTDownloader

    Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

     spyhunter3 scan

    (You may also be supposed to optimize your computer with RegCure Pro which can deeply figure out and fix various windows registry errors so as to avoid potential risk, as well as to ensure your computer security.)

    Step C. Download PC optimizer RegCure Pro

    1) Click here or the icon to download RegCure Pro


    2) Follow the instructions to install RegCure Pro


     regcure setup

    Step D. Run RegCure Pro to optimize your PC

    regcure scan

    In conclusion :

    Since YTDownloader coming secretly, may open doors for other computer threats, you are advised to manually get rid of YTDownloader timely to avoid unwanted issues. If the manual solution is kinda complicated for you, you could download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to stop YTDownloader effectively!