FVD Downloader

FVD Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,740,993
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    992
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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FVD Downloader is a free, ad-supported Chrome extension that makes it easy to download videos and music from just about any site, with a few notable exceptions (and one big one). Like most Google apps, right-clicking its browser toolbar icon opens a menu linking to Options and Manage pages and other resources.

Pros

Inside job: FVD Downloader works inside Chrome, so there's no need to open a separate program. Clicking the app's icon automatically finds all available media downloads on the page and displays them in a pop-up window.

Multiple download options: FVD Downloader's Found Media pop-up also displays multiple download options when available. For instance, we could download LD, Medium, HQ, HD, and HD1080 versions of the same Dailymotion video, with file sizes ranging from 2.76MB to 46.99MB -- a huge difference.

Many sites: Unlike single-site video downloaders, FVD Downloader also works with Blip, Break, Vimeo, Veoh, Facebook, Dailymotion, and many others, including news media outlets.

Unspam yourself: While FVD Downloader offers few Global Options beyond file associations, you can uncheck the box authorizing special deals if you don't want to receive them.

Cons

YouTube blocked: For reasons too complicated to summarize (and resulting in much finger-pointing) FVD Downloader won't download YouTube videos. Workarounds solve the technical issues but not the legal ones.

Bottom Line

We really like FVD Downloader, but its inability to download YouTube videos is a huge issue and likely a show-stopper for many users. That's a shame because it works so well with most other sites.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 55

1 stars

"Hidden Malware, avoid this program"

May 24, 2014  |  By malware_slayer

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 2.2.6

Pros

None that are worth it

Cons

Less support than download helper from firefox
Can't download from youtube, unlike in firefox
Hidden malware provided by Superfish is packaged into the extension.

Summary

Seriously, just delete this, or never download it if you haven't yet.

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1 stars

"Should have read the warnings...Learn from my mistake."

April 22, 2014  |  By jengal2014

 |  Version: Free Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.7.8

Pros

I was able to download a recording I wanted to save for later. That's it.

Cons

I had over 10 things installed after downloading this add-on. No reference to these extras being installed from CNET. These pop ups are going to drive me insane.

Summary

I expected better from CNET to promote so highly a product with such sneaky back door program add ons. Now I have to figure out how to get rid of this crap.

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5 stars

"What Malware???"

March 15, 2014  |  By iiz10ninja

 |  Version: FVD Downloader for Google Chrome 5.8.3

Pros

This is a great extension for both Chrome and Firefox. Lets you download all kinds of flash content!

Cons

none so far.

Summary

There is absolutely no malware to be found in this download at all. I dont know why people are complaining that this has malware! all it contains is a .crx file that you manually install by dragging the file into the extensions. nothing else.

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1 stars

"malware and unwanted programs"

February 15, 2014  |  By whikor

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

none.. it didnt even work

Cons

im using bitdefender total security and it wont stop freaking out. i uninstalled from control panel. i also found that there were other programs i didnt want installed on the same day. even after uninstalling, bitdefender is freaking out.

C:\Program Files(x860\PureLeads\plsappLSP.exe

the pureleads folder isnt even there anymore. i uninstalled the damn thing and BitD. is still detecting it. i dont know if bitd is overreacting or what. one thing i do know.. none of this **** happened til i tried to use this **** program.

i dont even know what to ******* do now. i guess i'll need to deal with ******* customer support from ******* bitdefender

Summary

download.cnet has lost credibility in my book. how does this program have so many negative reviews and still remain up. i over looked the user reviews and trusted cnet. never again.

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1 stars

"Malware - Not as described"

February 12, 2014  |  By jonesbcn17

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

None. Nada. Zip. It's a virus.

Cons

Identified as Malware/Virus by Webroot. I had to scan my entire computer for viruses after downloading this. This should be PULLED from download.com. Do NOT DOWNLOAD THIS!

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4 stars

"One of my favorite downloaders."

February 11, 2014  |  By rtolas

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

Works Great in Opera on most sites, will even download from YouTube.

Cons

Doesn't work on Chrome anymore. Won't download from Official YouTube Channels such as Vevo.

Summary

When Chrome recently updated, Flash Video Downloader stopped working, so I downloaded Opera and installed the extension there and have had no problems since. It will download Youtube videos from users, but not from official channels like Vevo or Universal. As for Adware, when downloading and installing any freeware, always select the advanced install option so you can you can opt out of all the crap you don't want.

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5 stars

"Works great as in firefox"

February 03, 2014  |  By texasbruce

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

Works just great. Usable on a lot of websites.

Cons

Not working on youtube due to copyright.

Summary

This works. I do not understand why people here complain its not working.

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1 stars

"malware ..not worth the hassle"

January 14, 2014  |  By cosmo50

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

none..I was very careful to not install toolbar and I still got two adware programs

Cons

installs junk arcade thing and keep getting popups

Summary

just don't do it

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4 stars

"watch out for FOISTWARE"

January 02, 2014  |  By doug1296

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

Extension works fine as did version 2.3.9

Cons

This also installed the "PASSSHOW" program and a PASSSHOW Chrome extension. Not malware but foistware. There was no notice whatsoever that the foistware was being installed.

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1 stars

"Spyware/Malware"

December 19, 2013  |  By abhinavkesarwani

 |  Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

Pros

nothing, will crash your computer

Cons

you will regret installing this malware/spyware, so better stay away from it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.3.1
Version 6.3.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher FlashVideoDownloader
Publisher web site http://www.flashvideodownloader.org/
Release Date December 08, 2014
Date Added December 09, 2014
Version 6.3.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Google Chrome
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name lfmhcpmkbdkbgbmkjoiopeeegenkdikp
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,740,993
Downloads Last Week 992
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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