YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3877 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8.7
  • Total Downloads:
    146,290,605
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    100.33KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    144,863
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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YTD Video Downloader downloads YouTube videos onto your hard drive. This is a very useful feature if you ever want to view a video offline or convert it into a format that can be stored on a mobile device.

Pros

Quick conversions: In our tests, YTD Video Downloader's free version took no time to convert our videos.

Mobile format conversion: If you want to take your files with you after you've downloaded them, this program also converts files to a variety of formats that work well with mobile devices, such as iPads.

Intuitive interface: The YTD Video Downloader interface is very easy to navigate.

Cons

Overselling: The app is riddled with ads and buttons that sing the praises of the paid version. This is slightly annoying, especially considering the free version works so well that it's unlikely many people would want to upgrade.

Bottom Line

If you want to store your favorite YouTube videos for offline viewing, YTD Video Downloader is an excellent choice. Even if you're new to this type of activity, you should have no problem understanding how to use this app.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 32
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3877 votes

    • 5 star 1414
    • 4 star 978
    • 3 star 390
    • 2 star 198
    • 1 star 897
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1 stars

"YTD has gone EVIL!!!!"

April 18, 2015  |  By Vikram Tejpal

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

used to work brilliantly, till about last week when all hell broke lose on my pc

Cons

installs device crippling trojans and viruses ..i had to pay $40 to buy spyhunter as it was the only software that could even detect these malicious programs. Windows Defender could not detect them, neither could some of the most popular other anti-spyware/adware programs i tried.

Summary

i don't understand how cnet is still distributing YTD ..that too with a note on the download page that say it comes with "no spyware, adware" !!!!! .......thanks a lot guys! ....you owe me 40 dollars! ...**** you

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1 stars

"MALWARE! Chrome is broken and my antivirus disappeared!"

April 13, 2015  |  By kramme789

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

There are no Pros! I wish I had never downloaded this infernal software!

Cons

MALWARE! Everytime I try and open Chrome it crashes and my Avast! Antivirus is missing!

Summary

I had a youtube video downloader that I used for years with no issue. The updates stopped coming for the downloader and youtube updates prevented it from working anymore.
I spent an hour trying to search for a "safe" replacement and failed miserably. Ever since I downloaded it I have not been able to use my old computer. Thankfully I bought a new one a couple of months beforehand or I would have been screwed.
Chrome crashes almost instantly anytime I try to launch it and I get nowhere with IE. My antivirus disappeared and my recover center won't open even in safe mode. If anyone had the same issue and found a solution please post.

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1 stars

"Beware the Malware!"

April 11, 2015  |  By Observer18

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

-Works sometimes

Cons

-Downloaded a Trojan "Pro PC Cleaner"
-Crashed my PC into utter shambles
-Had to use a Troubleshoot to reset everything back to factory settings
-Has a pretty high installation error rate

Summary

Be careful with fire kids or you'll get burned.

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1 stars

"Warning Malware. Use Videzonk instead."

April 08, 2015  |  By fewohfewoh

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

downloads youtube videos (somtimes)

Cons

adware, malware

Summary

Stay away. Use MldyQuest or ********

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1 stars

"Program Managed to install malware outside of Sandboxie"

April 03, 2015  |  By maxb

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

No Pros, basic functioning program full of malware!

Cons

Full of Malware that messes with your browsers, and installs without your permission! Has to screens that you can op out on, but still installs malware, redirects you to sites that display screens saying your infected with malware, buy this to remove, or a fake Microsoft site that tells you to buy another program. On one site there even an ad at the bottom saying ads by YTD! Program managed to install malware in Chromodo browser even though I ran it in a sandbox program Sandboxie, for some reason it didn't manage to install malware on Chrome probably because I was running that sandboxed and using it to download the file off download.com, it also reset windows to hide hidden files and folders.

Summary

This programs installer will install malware on your computer even if you run it in a sandbox. Also it is undetectable by 100 antivirus engines. You will spend hours trying to find the infection and fail, and will have to remove your browser program and manually delete any left over files, and run registry optimizer and then re-install the previously infect browsers, and who knows maybe they will get reinfected? Believe all the reviews that tell you this software infects you computer, and don't be leave the reviews that say it's the people installing it not opting out those are just planted reviews!

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5 stars

"Simple, does the job"

March 24, 2015

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Easy to use
Downloads videos with no problem

Cons

People have reported malware problems.

PLEASE. When downloading any freeware software, be sure to look and read at what you're clicking during the download process. I just redownloaded YTD and noticed there were two separate options to download tag a long software (which most likely is containing the malware)

You DO NOT need to accept every terms and conditions for everything. Its not 2002 anymore, you cant just speed through download screens. Keep and eye out, be observant.

Summary

Great program. Make sure to decline terms for Tag-a-Long programs during download and you wont have any trouble.

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1 stars

"Takes over your computer"

March 21, 2015  |  By trjackson12

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Decent downloader

Cons

I had to refresh my computer to get rid of the monsters that came with YTD. I did the custom install to decline other programs but it did it any way.

Summary

I would say .o1 % of one star just because of what it did to my computer.

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3 stars

"Great program, if it didn't include scareware."

March 14, 2015  |  By immaburr

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Downloads and converts videos flawlessly. Easy copy and paste operation.

Cons

No way to NOT get the included Scareware claiming that everything is wrong with your computer. You can opt out of all the yahoo stuff, but that's about it. I know you have to make you money somewhere, but this is not the way. Do not include crapware just to make a buck

Summary

Take your time with it, get rid of what you dont want, and enjoy a great program.

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1 stars

"spy loaded"

March 07, 2015  |  By ronald.lewis16

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Great youtube downloader

Cons

Infested with tracking, virus, and spy ware.

Summary

I purchased the Pro version and it was great, however, it is now infested with all kinds of spy ware, tracking, and virus programs. Lost my money but this is crap.

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1 stars

"No Longer Use"

March 02, 2015

 |  Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

Pros

Nothing Good About This Anymore

Cons

Do Not Download,Full of Viruses/Maleware.

Summary

Crap and Bad For Your Computer!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.8.7
Recording 60 fps videos now possible.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date November 26, 2014
Date Added November 26, 2014
Version 4.8.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Adobe Flash Player 9
Download Information
File Size 100.33KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,290,605
Downloads Last Week 144,863
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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