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 YTDownloader.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.
Description: YTDownloader.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. YTDownloader.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,988,528 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 1,988,968 bytes and 4 more variants.
The YTDownloader.exe file is not a Windows core file. YTDownloader.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). YTDownloader.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as YTDownloader.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Adware.Agent.PAC (detected by BitDefender), and WS.Reputation.1 or SAPE.Heur.B8990 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the YTDownloader.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If YTDownloader has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with YTDownloader. 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.
To help you analyze the YTDownloader.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.