How to get rid of YTD Downloader

October 2016

How to get rid of YTD Downloader

YTD Downloader is a PUP. It takes the form of a browser toolbar allowing users to download videos from streaming websites, but what most users are unaware of, is that YTB Downloader is bundled with malwares (adwares, browser hijackers,....). In this article you will learn how to get rid on YTD Downloader. You can try to uninstall YTD Downloader via the Control Panel, but that won't remove the other malwares.

AdwCleaner by Xplode

AdwCleaner is a tool created specifically for disinfection of adware:
  • Download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) on the desktop.
  • Launch the program and click on Remove and for the scan to be completed. You may need to restart the computer after the scan.
  • Once the removal procedure is complete, a report will be generated.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a disinfection tool known for its effectiveness. It can help remove residue left behind after a scan with AdwCleaner, or handle other types of infections.
  • Download and install Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Make update (Click on the "Updates" tab and then "Search for updates").
  • Launch a full scan.
  • Once the scan is complete, click on "Show results".
  • Select all detected items (some are not checked by default) and click "Remove Selected". If prompted to restart the PC, accept!

Clean your web browsers

  • Uninstall parasite extensions:
    • Under Firefox: Go to Tools > Add-ons > Extension tab.
    • Under Google Chrome: Click on the menu at the top right and then Tools > Extensions.

Avoid getting infected again

You should be careful when you are installing free programs, as many of them are bundled with PUPs.
  • Before installing a program, read the EULA.
  • Always download programs from official sources.
  • On the other hand, if you use Avast! or AVG, remember to enable the detection of PUPs.
  • WOT can help you to filter websites distributing harmful program

SpyHunter -Beware of fake security blogs
  • When you make a search about these infections on Google or any other search engine - Fake security blogs are sometime be displayed in the result pages.
  • Fake blogs offer disinfection solutions in the form of a fix.
  • This fix turns out to be a paid antispyware/antimalware software (Spy Hunter or Spyware Doctor)!
  • These fake security blogs earn money for each successful installation or sale.
  • More information about fake security blogs:
  • You don't need to buy these softwares, as free alternatives already exist.

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