PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader

Short bio

PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a potentially unwanted application (PUP) published by GreenTree Applications. The application is used to download videos from popular websites like Facebook. It behaves like adware by showing advertisements in the default browser of the affected system and the free version advertizes the aid version in program windows.

GUI PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader

Symptoms

During the installation of PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader you may see these screens:

installing YTD Video Downloader

installing YTD Video Downloader

When installed you may see this entry in your list of installed Programs and Features:

installed PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader

The free version will show advertisements for the paid version:

Halloween sale

Type and source of the infection

PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader is usually installed by the users themselves either from their website:

website PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader

or as part of a bundler.

PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader behaves like adware by showing advertisements in the default browser of the affected system and the free version advertises the paid version in program windows.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader by using real-time protection.

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/30/18
Scan Time: 9:09 AM
Log File: 2f1f8b9e-dc1b-11e8-a4a5-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.7603
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 238111
Threats Detected: 80
Threats Quarantined: 80
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 57 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\ytd.exe, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603

Module: 4
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_output\libdirectsound_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\libvlc.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\libvlccore.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\ytd.exe, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{1a413f37-ed88-4fec-9666-5c48dc4b7bb7}, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 11
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\YTD VIDEO DOWNLOADER, Quarantined, [2983], [588025],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_filter, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_output, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_filter, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_output, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_mixer, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\access, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\codec, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\GREENTREE APPLICATIONS\YTD VIDEO DOWNLOADER, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603

File: 61
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\YTD VIDEO DOWNLOADER.LNK, Quarantined, [2983], [588140],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YTD Video Downloader\Uninstall.lnk, Quarantined, [2983], [588025],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YTD Video Downloader\Web site.url, Quarantined, [2983], [588025],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YTD Video Downloader\YTD Video Downloader.lnk, Quarantined, [2983], [588025],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1025.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1026.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1029.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1030.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1031.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1032.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1033.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1034.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1035.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1036.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1038.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1040.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1043.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1044.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1045.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1048.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1049.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1050.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1051.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1052.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1053.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1055.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1059.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1060.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res1061.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res2052.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res2070.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res2074.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Lang\res9999.ini, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\access\libfilesystem_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_filter\libaudio_format_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_filter\libtrivial_channel_mixer_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_filter\libugly_resampler_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_mixer\libfloat_mixer_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_mixer\libinteger_mixer_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_output\libdirectsound_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\codec\libavcodec_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_filter\libswscale_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_output\libdirect3d_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_output\libdrawable_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_output\libvmem_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\video_output\libwingdi_plugin.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\COPYING.Apachev2, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\COPYING.LGPLv2, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\COPYING.LGPLv3, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\FFMPEG.EXE, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\librtmp.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\libvlc.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\libvlccore.dll, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\LICENSE, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\manual.bat, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\scripts.yds, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\ytd.exe, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\PUBLIC\Desktop\YTD Video Downloader.lnk, Quarantined, [2983], [588100],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\YTDSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [2983], [588104],1.0.7603
PUP.Optional.YTDVideoDownloader, C:\USERS\{username}\DOWNLOADS\YTDSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [2983], [588104],1.0.7603

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

(GreenTree Applications SRL) C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\ytd.exe
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\YTD Video Downloader.lnk
C:\ProgramData\YTD Video Downloader
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YTD Video Downloader
C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications

YTD Video Downloader 5.9.10 (HKLM-x32\...\{1a413f37-ed88-4fec-9666-5c48dc4b7bb7}) (Version: 5.9.10 - GreenTree Applications SRL) <==== ATTENTION
() C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\libvlc.dll
() C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\libvlccore.dll
() C:\Program Files (x86)\GreenTree Applications\YTD Video Downloader\plugins\audio_output\libdirectsound_plugin.dll

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