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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs malware that CANNOT BE REMOVED BY NORMAL MEANS"

    August 7, 2012  |   By R0b0td0g

    Pros

    None that I know of. I installed a couple programs including this one to try for saving flash videos off websites; I couldn't quite figure out how to get this one to work, and another program worked 1000x better (AllTubeDownloader) so I stuck with it instead.

    Cons

    Ok, listen carefully to this part.
    When you install this program, it will add a toolbar to all your browsers that automatically change your homepage on all of them to the Speedbit Search page. If you change your home pages back to what you want, it will STILL open Speedbit's page every time you open your browser. If you remove the toolbars it will still be there. If you uninstall Speedbit entirely, IT WILL STILL BE THERE!
    It does this by actually changing your registry, which can be very complicated & dangerous to try to fix.

    So unless you're OK with seeing the Speedbit page every time you open your browser ever, or you're willing to completely reinstall your browsers & lose all customizations & addons/extensions you had, then DO NOT INSTALL THIS.

    P.S. The program Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) does the exact same thing. Avoid that like the plague also.

    Summary

    Even if this program works fine for what it's supposed to do, it's still horrible because it does things that it really shouldn't do. It is true Malware. Same goes for Download Accelerator Plus, they're the same malware just packaged under different brands.

    And if you can manage to remove it ok from Firefox & IE & other browsers, you still might have trouble with Chrome, because according to eHow.com, Google sponsors this program:
    "SpeedBit Search is a Google affiliate, and the makers of Download Accelerator Plus and some other programs receive a small amount of money when people use this search engine.

    Read more: How to Delete SpeedBit Search | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6753057_delete-speedbit-search.html#ixzz22uRMoQJE"

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  • Reply by Blaster_Worm on August 29, 2012

    "AlltubeDownloader" ... yes, it does work far better than Speedbit Video Downloader (but that's not saying much) But.... the Alltubedownloader DOES install the HELLOWORLD Spyware onto each of your Browsers. It adds at least 6 pieces of Adware / PUP Unwanted Toolbar. It makes stealth edits to your Registry, you would never know...you see Program loading on Youtube Sites even when the Add-on isn't loaded. It inserts unwanted Ads through-out Youtube. Places Advertisements in downloaded files. It infects svchost.exe file, Modifies COM & API's on your machine, modifies multiple Registry Key entries: Internet Settings\Connections, lowers your LocalSecurityAuthority & Restore files, alters several Security files, attempts multiple command-line interjections to make modifications using C#...covertly installs the highly dangerous Trojan called DNSChanger!!!

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