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Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

EZ YouTube Video Downloader

EZ YouTube Video Downloader is a browser extension which allows the user download YouTube videos. The application is available at myvdo.tv/youtubedownloader/about.jsp and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Once EZ YouTube Video Downloader is installed, a download button is inserted into the YouTube website. Upon clicking the button, the user is provided with a list of formats, including 240p (3GP), 240p (FLV), 360p (MP4), and some others. Even though EZ YouTube Video Downloader may seem to be a useful application, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program because it can be bundled with other free application and also cause the installation of unreliable programs later on; hence, it is advisable to remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader from the computer in order not to experience browser hijacking or other consequences.

It has been found that soon after the installation of EZ YouTube Video Downloader, the WOW Search browser hijacker (wow.utop.it) is installed. The search engine generates display advertisements on the start-up page, none of which is associated with the search engine. We recommend that you ignore those ads and take action to remove the browse hijacker from the PC. Do not ignore the fact that the browser hijacker is downloaded by EZ YouTube Video Downloader but take immediate action to remove the unreliable programs.

Another important feature of EZ YouTube Video Downloader is its background process winupdsvc.exe, which is given as Security Updates Service or Windows Update Service. The function of EZ YouTube Video Downloader is to search for new versions for EZ YouTube Video Downloader and the browser hijacker and upgrade them them whenever it is possible.

The odds that you will find some advertisements while browsing the Internet. YouTube is one of the websites where you will find undesirable ads, all of which should be ignored.

We recommend that you remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader from the computer and fix the browsers as soon as you can because the browser extension may monitor your behavior and send the information to third parties. You use the application at your own risk, so if you want to protect yourself on the Internet, remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader and WOW search from the browsers.

Below you will find our instructions on how to uninstall EZ YouTube Video Downloader and change the settings of the browsers. However, we recommend that you implement SpyHunter, because this real-time security tool can remove the unwanted application and safeguard the system against multiple computer threats. You will be protected against Trojan horses, rogue anti-spyware programs, various browser hijackers, and other threats.

How to remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click.
  3. Select Control Panel.
  4. Click Uninstall a program and remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall EZ YouTube Video Downloader.

How to fix your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T and click Internet Options.
  2. Open the General tab.
  3. Change the home page.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Press Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  6. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove unwanted browser add-ons.
  7. Click Search Providers and set a new search provider.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  2. Remove unwanted extensions.
  3. Close the tab and press Alt+T.
  4. Click Options and change the home page. Click OK.
  5. Click the search engine icon in the upper-right corner of the screen and select a new search provider.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove unwanted browser plug-ins.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Under On startup, click on the last option and then click Set pages.
  6. Set a new search provider.
  7. Under Search, click Manage search engines and set a new search provider.
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How to manually remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader

Files associated with EZ YouTube Video Downloader infection:

Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.3.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.0.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.2.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.4.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.7.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.3.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.5.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.5.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.10.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.3.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.1.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.4.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.2.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.8.exe
yvd.dll
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.5.exe
uninstall.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.9.exe

EZ YouTube Video Downloader DLL's to remove:

yvd.dll

EZ YouTube Video Downloader processes to kill:

Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.2.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.7.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.3.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.10.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.5.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.3.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.4.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.4.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.9.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.1.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.0.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.2.exe
uninstall.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.5.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.0.5.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.2.3.exe
Setup_EZ_YouTube_Video_Downloader_v1.1.8.exe
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Comments

  1. sigh16 May 28, 2014

    Thanks for good advice. I finally figured out why the Wow search keeps coming back; the trojan windows process

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