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YTD Downloader

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 50 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,337,364
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 06, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    637.92KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,884
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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Free YouTube Downloader offers a powerful solution for downloading videos with more resolutions than you'd ever need, but tries to give you some nasty junk programs along with the install, too. Once you wade through that minefield, the program, itself, is one of the premier YouTube downloaders you can find.

During the Free YouTube Downloader's installation process, it tried to attach six different add-ons for third-party programs. Each one had a different way to opt-out, making it almost impossible to not walk away from the install with some sort of bloatware. Once you're finally in the program, you'll be surprised at how easy to use it actually is. The layout is nothing more than a window for you to copy a URL and click "download." Occasionally, the video you want will take a few tries to queue up. Once you've got it ready to download, you can select more than a half-dozen, different resolutions. As you might expect, higher resolutions can take hours to download. At the lowest resolution, a four-minute video downloaded remarkably fast.

This download would be perfect if it weren't for the incredible amount of junk programs it comes with. If you're crafty enough to avoid those, Free YouTube Downloader delivers in a big way. It's easy, fast, and--most importantly--free.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"RIP OFF OF THE REAL THING !!!"

November 23, 2015  |  By PC_Hamster

2015-11-23 17:14:49  |  By PC_Hamster

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Absolutely positively NONE !!!

Cons

EVERYTHING

Summary

This is A CHEAP & CHEESY RIP OFF of THE ORIGINAL one with an EERILY SIMILAR NAME @ http://download.cnet.com/ytd-video-downloader/

If I were the the developer of that program, I'd have my legal beagles fire off a CEASE & DESIST order or face LEGAL ACTION (Namely DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER & other damages)

The video downloader I mentioned above is the one I was referring to earlier in a reply to someone else's review. IT is the one that is REPUTABLE & VIRUS FREE !!! I've used the program for MANY YEARS without issues other than technical ones & other bugs NOT associated with a virus

IT is the one I recommend. Again the URL is http://download.cnet.com/ytd-video-downloader/

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1 stars

"Can't Install It"

November 09, 2015  |  By Bishop2014

2015-11-09 12:48:44  |  By Bishop2014

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Couldn't install it so.....none

Cons

Tried installing this program and my anti-virus program started throwing a fit.

Summary

Don't bother downloading this one. C/net is loading their website full of virus and malware loaded programs.

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1 stars

"DO NOT INSTALL. VIRUS INCLUDED"

November 03, 2015  |  By jpmoegan

2015-11-03 10:29:21  |  By jpmoegan

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

i was able to download and use it.

Cons

it installs third party programs and bugs without consent. it also crashed my chrome and spotify!

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD.

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1 stars

"***WARNING DO NOT INSTALL***"

August 26, 2015  |  By CITIlynx01

2015-08-26 18:49:51  |  By CITIlynx01

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

EXCELLENT magnet downloader designed to DESTROY your PC files

Cons

I'VE INSTALLED THIS MANY TIMES FOR THE LAST COUPLE YEARS.
WORKS FINE FOR A WHILE UNTIL IT ASKS YOUT TO INSTALL AN IMPORTANT UPDATE. IT REMAINS DORMANT AND WORKS NORMALLY FOR APPROX A WEEK BEFORE THE HAVOC BEGINS UNSUSPECTED.
IT USED TO BE JUST MALWARE/ADWARE.
NOW ITS CRYPTOWALL 3.0 ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE RANSOMWARE.
I'VE LOST MY DATA 3 TIMES BECAUSE OF THIS.
BE VERY AWARE! FORGET ABOUT THIS SOFTWARE.

Summary

THIS CREATOR IS A LOWLIFE, HAS NO REAL INTEREST IN CREATING THE BEST SOFTWARE ONLY TO BUNDLE IT WITH VERY HARMFUL VIRUSES AND RANSOMWARE. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE LOCKED UP FOR A LONG TIME!

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5 stars

"Very good and efficient"

August 18, 2015  |  By MorarSchutz

2015-08-18 00:55:56  |  By MorarSchutz

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Tiny, powerful, easy to use.

Cons

Haven't found any cause i'm just a beginner.

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1 stars

"Worthless. totally"

February 09, 2015  |  By chris.harmatta

2015-02-09 03:34:07  |  By chris.harmatta

 |  Version: YTD Downloader 3.3.5

Pros

NOne that I can see. well... It didn't come with a useless toolbar addon.

Cons

Can't get it to download a thing. It's rejected every string I've tried as invalid.

Summary

Don't waste your time

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1 stars

"malware - cant get rid of ytd toolbar"

January 12, 2015

2015-01-12 10:54:04

 |  Version: YTD Downloader 3.3.5

Pros

downloads videos

Cons

includes ytd toolbar which you then cannot easily remove. hijacks searches and routes them to yahoo regardless of your preferred search. do NOT recall seeing any opt-out for the toolbar during install. i'm a cautious downloader, and trusted loading from cnet. mistake

Summary

cnet please screen these downloads, especially on later versions. i don't recall the ytd toolbar being part of earlier versions. they earned your trust then snuck it in. ytd downloader: shame on you for wrecking this tool by loading it with junk

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1 stars

"Not so good this time"

December 06, 2014  |  By Angie1998

2014-12-06 09:37:52  |  By Angie1998

 |  Version: Free Youtube Downloader 3.3.5.1

Pros

I've always loved Youtube Downloader and it gave you an option if you didn't wish to install the other software what was included.

Cons

I'm so glad I caught it before I installed the new upgrade. When I saw that you had no option and you had to install V9, I stopped right there. I exited out at the top. It asked did I want to continue after I exited out. I clicked the 'no' button.

I did a Google search after that about what exactly V9 was. It will act like a virus. I saw enough about it on Google to realize it would be a headache to get rid of if I would have installed V9. So much for Youtube Downloader now. It not worth at all.

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5 stars

"It's a pretty good product"

December 01, 2014  |  By blabpens

2014-12-01 00:13:33  |  By blabpens

 |  Version: YTD Downloader 3.3.5

Pros

It's a pretty good product

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

November 25, 2014  |  By glacejuven

2014-11-25 00:39:04  |  By glacejuven

 |  Version: YTD Downloader 3.3.5

Pros

Has every useful function

Cons

Still searching for any!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
Version 2.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher BoozedProgrammer
Publisher web site http://www.boozedprogrammer.com
Release Date November 28, 2015
Date Added October 06, 2015
Version 2.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 637.92KB
File Name ytddownloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,337,364
Downloads Last Week 4,884
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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