How to get rid of the YTAHelper VirusSometimes the YTAHelper file may cloak a virus, for example Sophos found AppRider (PUA), as well as Symantec found Trojan.Gen.8!cloud. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with YTAHelper.dll
The YTAHelper.dll process is also known as YTAHelper Extension and is a part of YTAHelper Extension. This software is produced by Goobzo. An obsolete or defective version of YTAHelper.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- YTAHelper Extension has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- YTAHelper Extension has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- YTAHelper.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module YTAHelper.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about YTAHelper.dll YTAHelper Extension
YTAHelper.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file YTAHelper.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 434,024 bytes (50% of all these files), 409,600 bytes or, as the case may be, 433,000 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. The YTAHelper file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). For this reason, 59% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find YTAHelper.dll on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about YTAHelper?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall YTAHelper Extension
To remove YTAHelper Extension from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate YTAHelper Extension in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if YTAHelper.dll (YTAHelper Extension) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of YTAHelper Extension. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for YTAHelper Extension or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or YTAHelper.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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