How to Remove “YTB.EXE”

What is YTB.EXE?

YTB.EXE is a legitimate file. This process is known as Yahoo! Toolbar Bootstrapper Setup. It belongs to Yahoo! Toolbar Bootstrapper Setup and was developed by Yahoo! Inc. It is commonly stored in c:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\ytb.exe. Malware programmers write different types of malicious programs and name them as YTB.EXE to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with YTB.EXE malware?       

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with YTB.EXE malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • YTB.EXE file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the YTB.EXE and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\ytb.exe, then it is likely that the system is affected with YTB.EXE malware.

How to remove YTB.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing YTB.EXE file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove YTB.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

Windows OS PC Security Softwares: 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 December 2008 at 5:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 15a9d619d569f818
111f1a85fcbea56e
bc3e1172
b4f1f2e4ddbfa38d
cb48f8da7f1f68e4
TrojWare.Win
32.PSW.OnLin
eGames.~JPG
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 21c5e544df6be97f
6abb8809d1c2c969
9b44809e
a4890eb2dc6aba9d
b2fa73997119e24e
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 184728a8ead4a868
66c6d80d93715426
7ddd345d
dfcb545cb8f1f5aa
e7ed9d746122b608
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c27ed338aa312b65
c7d226afc3f1c301
35a3618c
30fd3973bb3f8805
88b962f8761d3c27
TrojWare.Win
32.AntiAV.ba
d
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 7:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable b19bcae430a93527
5b66afb683e16fd7
0ed37373
e63eccbcd27aacc1
1b14034b1d7911db
Yes 2009.04.20
.01
N/A United States
2 N/A Executable fe5ead77d9dd1161
31c9a42d64ae0618
afab6187
7054e8c5f84477b6
827561bab5a79f26
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.25.43/32
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 3c5949592ca6021a
8fa49558771e094f
b3c2d2f0
e0b314e77095a321
b0cf3387ab1e867b
No 2009.08.31
.01
N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable fe5ead77d9dd1161
31c9a42d64ae0618
afab6187
7054e8c5f84477b6
827561bab5a79f26
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.25.44/32
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