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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use. Fantastic!"

    July 10, 2014  |   By AllenSarwar

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.0.172

    Pros

    Easy to use. Fantastic!

    Cons

    Nothing. just download and use it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "One star for this version - 5 stars for Version 3.5.136"

    July 9, 2014  |   By paulettemoudakis

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.0.172

    Pros

    The version that WORKS is a previous version - 3.5.136.0 - the new 4.xx is loaded with bugs and viruses.

    Cons

    bugs and viruses - also only gives option of saving in .AVI format.

    Summary

    I just keep ignoring the message to update to the latest version and am keeping V. 3.5.136 that actually works like a charm.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "i got a virus from this"

    July 9, 2014  |   By uCheir3Lie1oo

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.0.172

    Pros

    virus detected and removed during downloading......please be careful. I have tried

    Cons

    spam everywhere

    Summary

    virus detected and removed during downloading......please be careful. I have tried

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ease of use"

    July 8, 2014  |   By PiscoUrwin

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.0.172

    Pros

    Conducive to work

    Cons

    Needless to say it did not

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Yes beta version but I am getting it to work!"

    July 8, 2014  |  

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.0.172

    Pros

    Does a lot of things for free that other top downloaders charge extra for in premium version.
    Easy to use.

    Cons

    If you are still using XP (like me) then you may have to tweak a couple things to get it to work from the Start menu but no big deal.

    Summary

    I had an older version and when I tried to update it to the V.3.5.190 I had a lot of problems and wrote a trashy review which was never published here for some reason. I did submit a problem report which you can do instead of sending them email. A few days later I used an old installer executable and it worked and downloaded the more recent beta V 4.0.0.172. It worked for me to download a video in 720p MP4 format and the program will start more than once.

    It works in XP still.
    Submit a problem report of bugs you find.
    When there is a new version, it seems you don't necessarily have to download a new installer. Run your old installed but now you can also check and download a new version from the app itself.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Please do NOT download yet... (July 8th 2014)"

    July 8, 2014  |   By pugsley0134

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 4.0.0.172

    Pros

    New Interface
    Option to download multiple files at once

    Cons

    Is not ready yet (bugs)
    This is a BETA version
    Will not install properly

    Summary

    Please, do not download this yet! Check around online and you'll see that others are having issues. This is a BETA version. Once downloaded, and installed, it only works until you close it; then it will not reopen without installing the entire program again.

    Also: under preferences, the default folder for downloads, has a man's name: KEN. I believe this is one of the programmers or testers, not sure? As for a virus, I have found none! It's just the program itself, will not function properly.

    I have a vast amount of experience; so I know how to install without getting the extra programs, toolbars, ect. As with past versions, the producer (HOWINC), offers you two different other pieces of software.

    Look, overall... you'll notice a sweet update here: finally, the chance to do multiple downloads at once!!! However, the program still needs to be tweaked. I am posting this: July 8th, 2014. Wait about seven to ten days before updating. For now... just run with your old version.

    I have contacted the producer (HOWINC) and have not received a reply yet. If anyone would like to email the producer/maker of this software... here is their email address: info@howincorporated.com

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  • 1.0 stars

    "INFECTED WITH MAL-WARE AND SECONDARY MALICIOUS VIRUS"

    July 7, 2014  |   By pee1wBai7

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.190

    Pros

    MAL-WARE VIRUS RIDDEN

    Cons

    FULL OF MAL-WARE

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best free utility"

    July 7, 2014  |   By RocherAmdahl

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.190

    Pros

    Nice layout

    Cons

    I can honestly say none.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Seems good."

    July 5, 2014  |   By LouisMMason

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.190

    Pros

    Does a good job at downloading & converting.

    Cons

    Nothing because everything is perfect.

    Summary

    I'm able to download and convert a video within seconds.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I'd give it a five star rating."

    July 5, 2014  |   By StacyTFinn

    Version: Free YouTube Downloader 3.5.190

    Pros

    This software is magic.

    Cons

    None that are worth mentioning.

    Summary

    After downloading one or two videos, the process is intuitive and flawless.

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