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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's

YTDownloader virus

YTDownloader or YTDownloader Virus is a browser plug-in which enables computer users to download YouTube videos and watch them on different devices, including phones and tables. The video downloader supports such formats as FLV, AVI, MP4, MOV, MP3, and MPEG.  YTDownloader is presented as a valuable and useful application as the user can watch offline videos whenever he/she wants; however, it has been found that this application is not so good as it seems.

YTDownloader Virus is categorized as an adware application, which should be removed from the computer. It can be bundled with freeware or downloaded from the official website Malware researchers have discovered that YTDownloader installs a browser helper object (BHO) and re-downloads it on a regular basis.  Moreover, it has been observed that YTDownloader Virus can display pop-up advertisements, which may be related to your browsing sessions. This is so because YTDownloader Virus monitors what websites you visit and what items you are interested in. Ignore web banners, offers, and other forms of advertising and remove YTDownloader Virus from the PC.

In order to prevent the installation of similar applications you should first closely read the license agreement and follow every window of the installer. If you have a reliable spyware removal, it should recognize programs which may cause some damage to the PC.

Remove YTDownloader Virus using SpyHunter if you want to protect your computer against computer threats. Our recommended software will delete the unwanted application and safeguard the system. However, you can also try removing YTDownloader Virus manually. If you decide to remove the video downloader and converter manually, do not forget to scan the PC to make sure that all the malicious components are removed from the PC.

YTDownloader Virus Removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
  2. Double-click the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start - > Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the unwanted program and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Window key to access the Start screen.
  2. Type control panel.
  3. When the Control Panel icon appears, click it.
  4. Select Uninstall a program.
  5. Remove the unwanted application.

Remove YTDownloader Virus from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Alt+T - > Manage Add-ons.
  2. Click Toolbars and Extensions and remove the unwanted add-on.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Click Extensions and remove the add-on related to YTDownloader.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+H.
  2. Go To Tools -> Extensions.
  3. Remove the unwanted add-on.

After having completed the removal, install our recommended scanner to find out what other unwanted applications are running within the system.

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  1. Kat Jun 11, 2014

    Did not work

  2. Charlotte Jun 26, 2014

    I NEED HELP!! I have Windows XP, and whenever I open Control Panel, then Add or Remove Programs, YTDownloader doesn't appear on the list. What do I do?

  3. Angela cayujan Aug 10, 2014

    Please help it did not work

  4. Jay Aug 16, 2014

    Unable to remove YTdownloader. Message appears "All internet web pages must be closed before program can be removed”.

    All web pages were currently closed at the time.

    All other methods to remove this software have failed. Please advise with any updates.

  5. wabda Aug 21, 2014

    This did not work....must enter code which does not show so you can not enter what is blacked out so you can not see it

    neither the Windows 7 or the Internet Explorer it

  6. Nathan Holt Sep 7, 2014

    Thanks for nothing jerks! You know very well that YT Downloader is designed to defeat uninstalation from the control panel. To start to uninstall it, you need to kill the process and delete the YT Downloader folder from C:/Program Files(x86). I haven't restarted my computer since doing that, so expect Windows to complain about not finding the program every time you start your computer after that. There's probably something in the registry that needs to be updated as well.

  7. abhay kapoor Sep 12, 2014

    Use Hijack This Tool and remove this Virus. its free and one more thing to remove this Virus .
    Kill the process and for YTdownloader and then remove the files from the folder c\program filese(86)\YTdownloader .

  8. Hahahohohehe Sep 22, 2014

    Link for Hijack Tool?

  9. Brandon Lloyd Sep 22, 2014

    I've killed the process and completely purged my system files of anything pertaining to YTDownloader. But my antivirus scanner keeps saying that I'm still infected with the files I deleted. I've searched my entire computer (even the recycle bin), but the files the scan listed were nowhere to be found. What the heck is going on.

  10. mlancaster Oct 6, 2014

    control pannel wont let me do that

  11. Amarnath Oct 16, 2014

    1.go to task manager kill the YT downloader progress
    2.go to program files86 then delete YTDownloader files
    3.control panel -addon programs -YTdownlaoder uninstaller
    4.bye working fine 9626563291 Amarnath

  12. AZIZ Oct 17, 2014

    Amarnath thankx i did it using yo procedure

  13. Jaffa Oct 26, 2014

    Where do you find the program files?

  14. NIKHIL DESHPANDE Nov 2, 2014

    Fantastic Solution by Mr. Amarnath. Hope no hidden files are retailed in the system.

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  16. Ken Dec 2, 2014

    Amarnath Thanks, removed it from program files86 and that worked :)

  17. Esteban Dec 8, 2014

    I need help, there once i try to unistall YT downloader from my windows 8, after i click in unistall there is a black window with a security code asking for a code, however the code is is in a black window so its impossible to see the code. did anyone can help me?

  18. willie Dec 17, 2014

    I have the same problem as Esteban

  19. Leo Jan 4, 2015

    I can remove that damn virus , email me leopc349 at gmail

    I can remove it remotly

  20. LittleWarrior52 Jan 5, 2015

    @Nathen Holt Wh That It Says It's In Use And I Close It Off the TAsk Manager And Still When I Try To delete it it says its in use

  21. Teresa Jan 10, 2015

    Where is program file86 on a windows 7?

  22. Jaich Jan 10, 2015

    After deleting YT using Amarnath's method, It got rid of it. BUT - some of the other downloads which YT downloaded will not go, such as Shopper-Pro.. how do I get rid of this?

  23. Jillian Jan 14, 2015

    I downloaded that stupid virus. But every time I try to uninstall it, it says that I have to close all Chrome browsers. How should I get rid of this?

  24. sam Jan 14, 2015

    Could anyone explain where 'files 86' is on windows 8 please?

  25. No Name Jan 17, 2015

    I think it worked... I'm saved!!

  26. Wasted Jan 19, 2015

    Jaich, I was able to remove shopper pro by starting in safe mode. Then going to control panel and uninstalling.

  27. Swag Jan 22, 2015

    I cant uninstall it on windows 8...What should i do?

  28. Darla Jan 27, 2015

    26. sam Jan 14, 2015Could anyone explain where 'files 86' is on windows 8 please?
    29.Swag Jan 22, 2015 I cant uninstall it on windows 8...What should i do?
    Go here I just spent the last three days getting this virus off my pc... this was the only thing that worked it walks you through it and

  29. Darla Jan 27, 2015

    this was the only thing that worked it walks you through it and

  30. fuk u Feb 7, 2015

    this whole thing is misleading it shows in the video you can just install this program then after you sit there and wait for it to finish it tells you you gotta pay for it just like all the other removal programs Im sick and tired of the internet I hope you people that create these programs get in a head on car crash

  31. Lav Feb 24, 2015

    Goodness.....!!!! ds doesnt work atal.., m getting scared of how to get rid of this stupid ***** off my PC

  32. Yvette Feb 25, 2015

    Great! Thanks so much for the 411!!!
    YTDownloader is old news!!!!!

  33. Alfred. salom Mar 11, 2015

    My computer is slow. I want to get rid of this jucnk program.

  34. Twinkie II Mar 13, 2015

    I went to command prompt and did the c:/program(x86) and the darn thing still shows on my computer but once in a while I get a message saying that YTdownloader cannot open, so I guess it's dead. Just can't get rid of the message or the stupid icon.

  35. quinloro@hotmail Apr 18, 2015

    I can't download you tube

  36. kitolas Apr 20, 2015

    ineed it

  37. asdadasasd Apr 25, 2015

    first of all... add or remove doesnt see ***** ytdownloader... and also there is no tools in chrome

  38. Don't talk shit Jun 17, 2015

    This is just the net police trying to stop you using good freewear i have used this for a long time and had no issues. If you need to remove it do in safe mode and remove as you would any other programs. Easy.

  39. Tekka Jul 20, 2015

    Instalei o antivírus SPYHUNTER..mto bom...ele pegou esse vírus no meu pc YT mas não é free....

  40. Tekka Jul 20, 2015

    Instalei o antivírus SPYHUNTER..mto bom...ele pegou esse vírus no meu pc YT mas não é free....

  41. Divya Sep 25, 2015

    Hi Thanks a bunch Amarnath! I managed to get everything else deleted but this thing called sbmntr.sys does not get deleted! It keeps saying the file is open in another program. I searched the whole PC for any file using it but I have been unable to find anything so far. Would you know how to find it and get rid of it? One place suggested finding it under NET PROJECT in Program Files but mine is Windows 10 and I dont have that folder itself !! Please help if possible! Thanks a bunch in advance!

  42. I HATE YTDownloader Oct 17, 2015

    Nah,when its unistalling it need a security code but i dunno the code.and it says "enter the code you see above" but it shows black i cant uninstall that.pls welp

  43. RynoRyne Nov 22, 2015

    Amarnath - saved the day. Thanks so much

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