What is ytd.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ytd.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ytd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ytd
Ytd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as YTD Video Downloader or Linen11 belongs to software YTD Video Downloader or Linen11 by GreenTree Applications SRL.

Description: Ytd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ytd.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,104,816 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,798,568 bytes, 1,770,784 bytes, 1,097,136 bytes or 1,745,136 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The ytd.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Ytd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 14% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with ytd.exe, you can search for help on the company's website or uninstall YTD Video Downloader from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If ytd.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 455,168 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ytd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.F0CBC0UBF16 (detected by TrendMicro), and Suspicious.Cloud.9 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the ytd.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 ytd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ytd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ytd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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