This is part of the Goobzo YTDownloader a browser extension for downloading videos, however, the file will attempt ot modify the user's browser including resetting the home and seach pages as well as inject various forms of unwanted advertising in the browser. The application YTDownloader.exe by Goobzo has been detected as adware by 6 anti-malware scanners. It is set to automatically execute when any user logs into Windows (through the local user run registry setting) with the name ‘YTDownloader’. This file is typically installed with the program YTDownloader by Goobzo Ltd. which is a potentially unwanted software program.
YTDownloader (signed by Goobzo LTD)
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2 MB (2,050,408 bytes)
Copyright (C) 2013
Original file name:
Executable application (Win32 EXE)
English (United States)
5/1/2013 9:00:00 PM
5/2/2015 8:59:59 PM
CN=Goobzo LTD, O=Goobzo LTD, L=Haifa, S=Israel, C=IL
CN=Thawte Code Signing CA - G2, O="Thawte, Inc.", C=US
11/25/2013 7:19:18 AM
1.1 MB (1,146,880 bytes)
Startup File (All Users Run)
"C:\Program Files\ytdownloader\ytdownloader.exe" \boot
The file YTDownloader.exe has been discovered within the following program.
YTDownloader is a web browser extension that will integrate itself into Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
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The executing file has been seen to make the following network communications in live environments.