How to Remove YouTube Accelerator Adware

YouTube Accelerator is a web application that accelerates downloading YouTube videos. Sounds good. Though, it comes with bundled adware programs and browser hijackers that redirect your default search engine and homepage to a different web address. YouTube Accelerator is used for spreading and installing such programs defined as PUP (potentially unwanted programs). The installation of this bundled software is often very deceptive for computer users that are not attentive to the installation process. The download client for YouTube Accelerator lists additional programs in some way, and if you fail to disable them, then these adware programs and browser hijackers are automatically installed. If you want to remove YouTube Accelerator and all the bundled stuff, then you probably need some good removal tool because it is not easy to detect all installed adware components manually. Though, you can use this guide and get YouTube Accelerator removed if you have some prior experience and can guess what programs in a list sounds definitely suspicious. You also can delete YouTubeAccelerator.exe and sease its activity if the YouTube Accelerator uninstaller is missed. More detailed information about YouTube Accelerator components is placed below.

You can manually remove YouTube Accelerator or use SpyHunter for automated removal and protection against future infections. This security tool is reliable in malware detection and free scanner offers a lot of useful information for malware removal.

 

What is YouTube Accelerator?

YouTube Accelerator is an ad-supported program that can come with adware or browser toolbars that will redirects your search engine and homepage to some different web address. Such stuff bundled with YouTube Accelerator infects your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you install this program. While advertising is not generally malicious, barely one would like to get search engine suddenly changed or more ads displayed. YouTube Accelerator is often deceptively installed with other free programs and it is uses for installing browser hijackers and adware defined as PUP (potentially unwanted program). If computer user installs free application in a hurry, then options for optional bundled programs are often not noticed. Unless disabled, they are automatically installed. While removing YouTube Accelerator is not that difficult, it is much more difficult to remove all the bundled stuff without special software that can detect such programs. If you want to avoid installing YouTube Accelerator and other adware, then be careful with free programs from the Internet. See the guide below for details on YouTube Accelerator removal strategy.

YouTube Accelerator adware removal

Protection against deceptively installed hijacker:

The only reliable way to stop YouTube Accelerator installation is your attention and real time monitoring for your installations offered by anti-virus and anti-malware products like SpyHunter. If you do not use such a program, always pay attention to marked check boxes found in free program setup wizards and download managers since ones related to installing profitable adware are set on. Use “custom” installation option instead of “typical” since the last one might hide unwanted programs bundled to the program that you download.

 

 

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YouTube Accelerator Removal Tool makes the removal process easy, quick, and safe as compared to manual removal by inexperienced computer user. It also helps to protect your computer against future infections. Use SpyHunter for removal and get the best anti-malware protection, reliable detection and clean malware removal. It will help to save your computer against deceptively installed legitimate but unwanted programs similar to YouTube Accelerator.

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Remove YouTube Accelerator Manually

For manual removal you need to uninstall components related to YouTube Accelerator and protecting it against removal. Here we give you some file names, but YouTube Accelerator might be installed by different programs and so you might need more work. You also can download Spy Hunter for a free scan and find out what programs are found malicious. Then you need to remove these programs from the list of installed programs and from your web browsers. And finally, you need to fix browser settings for removing redirect to any unwanted redirect that are no more protected after you remove files.

Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure hidden malicious programs and spyware are also removed.

Uninstal YouTube Accelerator adware program

  • Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
  • Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
  • Scroll through the program list, highlight “YouTube Accelerator, any other suspicious” programs, and click Remove.

 

 

Remove YouTube Accelerator from Internet Explorer

Remove YouTube Accelerator add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Manage add-ons.
  • Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “any suspicious” add-ons.
  • Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.

Remove any unwanted redirect redirect from IE 8

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • In Option window open General tab, find Search section, and click Settings button.
  • Mark you preferred search provider in the providers’ list and click Set as Default button.
  • You will see a list of search providers. Select your preferred search provider and click the button Set as default.
  • Find the line with any unwanted redirect redirect, and then click Remove button.

Remove any unwanted redirect redirect from IE 9

  • Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
  • Pick Internet Options from the menu and click it.
  • Open General tab, find Change search defaults, and click the Settings button.
  • Select your preferred provider and click Set as default button
  • Remove any unwanted redirect redirect and like from the list.

 

 

Remove YouTube Accelerator from Firefox

Remove YouTube Accelerator add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
  • Click it and select Add-ons.
  • Select Extensions on the sidebar.
  • Find “any suspicious” add-ons. Right-click this items and then click Remove button.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

Remove any unwanted redirect redirect from Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and enter “about.config” in URL bar.
  • Type “ Keyword.url ” in the search box and right click it.
  • Set it something different than any unwanted redirect and reset this parameter.
  • Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than any unwanted redirect
  • Type “browser.search.selectengine” in the search box.
  • Right click and reset it to something different than search redirect to any unwanted redirect. Then search for “browser.newtab.url”, right click it and reset to prevent automatic launching search redirected website on each new tab.
  • Restart Firefox to complete the removal.

 

 

Remove YouTube Accelerator from Chrome

Remove YouTube Accelerator add-ons from Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
  • Find and Disable/Delete all “any suspicious” add-ons.
  • Restart your browser.

Remove any unwanted redirect redirect from Google Chrome

  • Launch the program Google Chrome and click on Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose Settings from the drop down list.
  • Find “Search” and click on Manage search engines.
  • Select your preferred search engine and click Make default.
  • Find and remove any unwanted redirect related items.

Additional Information:

Remove YouTube Accelerator entries from system registry:

SOFTWARE\Classes\AniGIFCtrl.AniGIF
SOFTWARE\Classes\AniGIFPpg.AniGIFPpg
SOFTWARE\Classes\AniGIFPpg.AniGIFPpg.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\AniGIFPpg2.AniGIFPpg2
SOFTWARE\Classes\AniGIFPpg2.AniGIFPpg2.1
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\YouTubeAcceleratorService
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\YouTube Accelerator
SOFTWARE\Goobzo
SOFTWARE\Goobzo\YouTube Accelerator
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GOOBZO\YouTube Accelerator

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete YouTube Accelerator files and folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\YouTube Accelerator.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\YouTube Accelerator\About YouTube Accelerator.url
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\YouTube Accelerator\YouTube Accelerator.lnk
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\cabex.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\cancel.gif
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\comtest.gif
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\engine.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\helper.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\INSTALL.LOG
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\instlsp.log
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\ipc.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\lspinst.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\lspinst2.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\ok.gif
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\progbar.gif
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\res\blank.html
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\Res.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\sporder.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\testlsp.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\unelevate.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\UNWISE.EXE
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\xmldb.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YouTubeAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YouTubeAcceleratorService.exe
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\ytalsp.dll
C:\Program Files\YouTube Accelerator\YTAUninstall.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AniGIF.ocx
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\YTAUpdate.job
C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\YTAUpdate_logon.job

%APPDATA%\GOOBZO\YouTube Accelerator\
%PROGRAMS% \YouTube Accelerator\
%PROGRAMFILES%\YouTube Accelerator\

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names with the list of advare removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. So, this checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.

 

Remove YouTube Accelerator Search Redirect Completely

YouTube Accelerator search potentially might link you to websites that are infected or involved in spreading malware. Malicious programs help cyber criminals to spy on you and use your computer for illegal activities. Anti-spyware scanner, that you get for free along with the offered removal tool, helps to remove spyware and make your system more secure and private. After you remove YouTube Accelerator you need to run full security scan with an up-to-date antivirus program since it will search for viruses in areas where they like to hide.

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