How to remove the YouTubeAccelerator virus

Most antivirus programs identify YouTubeAccelerator.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R02KC0OHU15, and Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Accelerator.h.

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YouTubeAccelerator.exe file information

The process known as YouTube Accelerator belongs to software YouTube Accelerator by GOOBZO.

Description: YouTubeAccelerator.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The YouTubeAccelerator.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,227,048 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,226,120 bytes or 2,218,856 bytes. 
There is no file information. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). YouTubeAccelerator.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. YouTubeAccelerator.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with YouTubeAccelerator.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software YouTube Accelerator using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) ask the developer, Youtubeaccelerator, for assistance.

Recommended: Identify YouTubeAccelerator.exe related errors

Important: You should check the YouTubeAccelerator.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving YouTubeAccelerator issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active YouTubeAccelerator process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the YouTubeAccelerator.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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