What is YouTube Accelerator?
YouTube Accelerator is a potentially unwanted program that comes with a number of other applications that may pose various security risks. Although YouTube Accelerator is not a malicious computer infection, users are advised against installing it on their systems. If you have this program on your computer, it would be for the best to remove YouTube Accelerator right now. Do not forget to uninstall all the other related applications as well, and then scan your computer with a reliable antimalware tool, because after manual removal there might be some unwanted files left in the system.
Where does YouTube Accelerator come from?
YouTube Accelerator has many distribution sources. For one, it can be downloaded at the official home page which can be accessed via youtubeaccelerator.com. The main website gives you a list of video streaming pages that support the application. It also makes an impression that YouTube Accelerator can help you increase the video loading speed, although that is highly doubtful.
Apart from the main website, YouTube Accelerator can also be bundled with various freeware applications. For example, our research specialists have found that YouTube Accelerator can arrive with SpeedUpMyComputer by SmartTweakSoftware, but that is not the only installer it could be bundled with. Therefore, to avoid such potentially unwanted applications as YouTube Accelerator you should refrain from downloading and installing software from third party websites.
What does YouTube Accelerator do?
This application does not install any extensions on any of the browsers, but there is a new program installed which is supposed to make YouTube videos load faster. The higher speed is achieved by lowering the YouTube video quality which is obviously not something you would appreciate. What is more, in some cases YouTube Accelerator cannot even increase the video loading speed, because the program itself meddles with it.
Aside from the videos, YouTube Accelerator can also be installed with additional software programs that might prove to be detrimental to your system’s security. For example, it is known to travel with Shopper Pro adware and even Tuvaro browser hijacker. Therefore, it is important to remove YouTube Accelerator from your computer, if you want to avoid potential malware infections.
How to remove YouTube Accelerator?
Since this application adds an entry in the list of installed programs, you can remove YouTube Accelerator via Control Panel. However, that might be not enough to get rid of all the potentially unwanted files and applications. Also, if you do not know which programs need to be removed from the PC, scan the system with SpyHunter free scanner. All the unwanted files will be indicated and you will be able to delete them automatically. Invest in a licensed antimalware tool if necessary and do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information on how to deal with YouTube Accelerator and similar applications.
Manual YouTube Accelerator Removal
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove YouTube Accelerator.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove YouTube Accelerator.
- Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall YouTube Accelerator.
Reset browser settings to default
- Press Alt+X and go to Internet options.
- Open Advanced tab and press Reset.
- Select Delete personal settings option and press Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox at the top right of a new tab.
- Click Reset Firefox on a new pop-up box.
- Press Finish.
- Press Alt+F and click Settings.
- Scroll down to Users and highlight your account.
- Click Delete button.
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