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 advertizes the aid 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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a File or Folder and use the Browse button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary folder(s) that belong to the software.

If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects 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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