What is YouTube Accelerator?
YouTube Accelerator is a potentially unwanted program that is advertised as a tool that will help you improve the speed of video loading on YouTube and other video streaming webpages. The application usually comes bundled with other unwanted programs that may cause various cyber security related issues. It has been in particularly associated with SpeedUpMyComputer by SmartTweak Software, Tuvaro and Shopper Pro.
These and other potentially unwanted applications that may have been bundled with YouTube Accelerator should be deleted as well. The program is presented as something truly useful like a tool that will “smooth video play”, improve video quality and accelerate HD videos. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Even if the program did follow through on its promises, the risks that come with it are far greater than the advantages. We suggest you delete YouTube Accelerator from your PC.
How does YouTube Accelerator work?
As it has already been mentioned, YouTube Accelerator comes bundled with freeware. However, it also has an official webpage youtubeaccelerator.com where it can be downloaded. It is stated on this page that the program is ad-supported which means that you will see various adverts and pop-ups and sponsored links no matter which page you visit online. Moreover, if you are not careful during the installation process, you may end up acquiring a browser hijacker in addition to the application. That is why it is extremely important to pay attention to the Installation wizard and choose Advanced Installation option whenever you can.
YouTube Accelerator does nothing to improve your video loading speed, it actually considerably slows down your system. The only way it can improve the video loading speed is by decreasing its quality, which is something you can do yourself. YouTube Accelerator has a search box that can be used to look for information. However, the so-called search engine just redirects you to home.speedbit.com/video.aspx. Needless to say, the application can expose you to unsafe content and there is no reason you should hesitate to uninstall YouTube Accelerator.
How to remove YouTube Accelerator?
Fortunately, you can terminate YouTube Accelerator via Control Panel. You will find instructions on how to do that below this article. However, if there are other potentially unwanted programs on your PC deleting YouTube Accelerator may not be enough. If you want to find out whether there are other infections in your system, you should download a free malware scanner that can detect these infections for you. Afterwards, you can use the malware removal tool to terminate YouTube Accelerator and other unwanted software. The anti-malware utility will also make sure that your PC stays safe and protected from now on.
YouTube Accelerator Removal
Eliminate YouTube Accelerator from Windows XP
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs → YouTube Accelerator → Remove
Delete YouTube Accelerator from Windows 7 and Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → YouTube Accelerator → Uninstall
Remove YouTube Accelerator from Windows 8
- Search (Win+S) → Control Panel → Uninstall a program → YouTube Accelerator → Uninstall.
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