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!

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Malware Entries

No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
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File
Version
Product
Version
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 April 2009 at 3:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 793f5aa3a665a8d9
ba533a34e22cc24b
be850a0d
1f1ee27c30249592
07138cc21c6bdd21
Yes 2008.09.10
.01
N/A Indonesia
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable f5caee684156b62a
cb36d0c109e443d5
cf95c18d
244658d5bb28e6cf
c5e70b3ae9ac4b0e
Yes 2008.02.22
.01
N/A 198.20.167.84/32
3 Yahoo! Inc. Executable c43dec1cec8d65bd
179f8d6da080e07f
6ec56089
f22003918fcaf383
12823e35bd31f7bc
Yes 2008.10.20
.01
N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 30794adefc3ce8f6
f1cb3652b7b4d8df
30da499b
ec9ca6e10d2ecb9e
eeb5c9658e3d8ed5
Yes N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
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