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Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome

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CNET Editors' review

We've reviewed lots of tools for downloading videos from the Internet, and the quality of these programs has varied widely. Some make the process a breeze, while others are practically worthless. We're happy to report that Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome is among the better offerings in this category. It's easy to use and it works reliably.

The extension installs with little fuss and then appears as an icon to the right of Chrome's address bar. Flash Video Downloader seems to work a bit differently for each site. On YouTube, for example, we clicked the icon and a small window appeared giving us a choice between downloading the video as an FLV or an MP4 file. On DailyMotion, the extension automatically downloaded the video as an FLV. Downloading videos from some other sites took us to flashvideodownloader.org, where we were then presented with a link that we could right-click on and save in order to download the video. It didn't really matter which site we used or what the download method was; all of them worked just fine. Flash Video Downloader has a huge list of supported sites, one of the biggest we've seen, making this among the most versatile downloaders we've encountered. An online Help file is adequate. Overall, we think that this extension is a great addition to Google Chrome for anyone who wants to build their Flash video collection.

Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "What Malware???"

    March 15, 2014  |   By iiz10ninja

    Version: Flash Video 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great as in firefox"

    February 3, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "watch out for FOISTWARE"

    January 2, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Lying Spamware Dogs"

    December 9, 2013  |   By DonRodgers

    Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

    Pros

    It does download videos

    Cons

    It adds spyware/maleware and does not tell you it is going to do it. Some places call it "Superfish" Everytime you go to a shopping site and select an item it puts up a popup windows with lots of other places selling the item and similar items. It is always in the way and you cannot see what you were trying to see. You can close the window but as soon as you move your mouse and ask for more photos, or specifications the window pops back up again. I had to delete each of my extensions until I found that this is the one that was causing the problem. They don't even have a way to turn it off. Other extensions at least gave that options. This is infuriating that I should have to go through all this time/expense to fix this. The developer should be ashamed and CNET should give a warning that this happens instead of giving it a 5 star rating.

    Summary

    Run, don't walk away

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be good, now it's crapware."

    December 7, 2013  |   By Noreal7

    Version: Flash Video Downloader for Google Chrome 5.0.1

    Pros

    Can download flash videos.

    Cons

    Installs obnoxious spyware/adware.

    Summary

    Used to be a good extension, but the developer got greedy and added spyware/adware. DO NOT TRUST THIS EXTENSION OR DEVELOPER.

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