YTD Video Downloader User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Downloader!!"

    July 25, 2014  |   By SmileyMat

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Thank you for this wonderful application that works like magic when downloading from youtube and many other.
    The built it player runs without lag even for HD videos. I recommend it because it's more stable than other applications.

    Cons

    no no no !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good to go!"

    July 24, 2014  |   By Folymoly

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    I was using this app and I was always very happy with it because I could download from youtube and many other websites. With the latest update my antivirus notifiied me that there was a "MalSign.Generic.DE7" found. I ignored it and allowed the installation and everything is OK now which means that this is a false positive detection.
    Hopefully things will get back right in the future

    Cons

    Nothing, thank you!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Avoid at all costs"

    July 23, 2014  |   By TheArmchairSoldier

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Can download videos from a lot of different websites
    Easy to use
    Converts to a lot of formats and in good quality

    Cons

    Malware. It installs a load of adware without your consent. It added annoying pop-ups and adverts to all my browsers which dramatically slowed my PC down.

    Summary

    I stood by this program for years; I used it for literally everything and recommended it to all my friends. I actually considered it one of the most useful pieces of software I had on my PC. Sadly, it seems all the recent versions of it are loaded with malware and other malicious stuff, and I'm not talking about the stuff it mentions in the installer which you can choose not to install - it installs a load of crap even when you don't ask for it and it does it without even letting you know! I had to pursue the help of online malware removal experts to fix my PC after installing it all. It really embedded itself well in my system and avoided nearly all anti-virus scans. Unfortunately, I didn't realise at the time that it was YTD causing it. After I got my PC fixed, I began re-installing all my lost software which the anti-virus scans had removed. I thought "Hey, it couldn't have been YTD that caused all that malware" so I went ahead and re-installed it... what a bloody mistake that was. All the malware came back almost instantly. My PC began slowing down and my browsers were loaded with ads and pop-ups once again. Luckily, I created a system restore point before installing the software, so I just restored my system back to its normal state.
    It's a great shame, because YTD was actually a great program at one point; it's pretty much the only FREE downloader that downloads from a wide range of sites and in all formats. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "TROJAN in the Installer"

    July 16, 2014  |   By ctreeves2001

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    I just got this, like the interface and it seems to work fine ----> but SEE BELOW.

    Cons

    There ARE TROJANS in the INSTALLER. I use AVE anti-virus and it found TWO generic trojans during installation that it removed. ALSO, use the ADVANCED option on installation (NOT the TYPICAL mode option) and UNCHECK a bunch of software that it will otherwise install re-setting your home page, adding search "tools", etc. This is VERY DECEPTIVE and the company should be ashamed of itself.

    Summary

    I would have rated the S/W much higher except the deceptive attempt to install the UNwanted software using TROJANS really put me off.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Virus Found in downloaded setup file"

    July 15, 2014  |   By onebadgix

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Virus Found in downloaded setup file

    Cons

    Virus Found in downloaded setup file

    Summary

    Virus Found in downloaded setup file. Could not install

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very efficient..Very handy?"

    July 15, 2014  |   By Harting123

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Very efficient..Very handy?

    Cons

    No problems at all

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recommended"

    July 14, 2014  |   By IannucciFiler

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Some of the apps could have come with more features. Most of them are fine.

    Cons

    Nothing !!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great tool, no nagging appearance."

    July 10, 2014  |   By HazimMeja

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    I can honestly say none.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "ContaIns MalSign.Generic.DE7 Trojan Horse"

    July 9, 2014  |   By paulettemoudakis

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    Cannot install anymore due to Trojan Horse contained in installer

    Cons

    INSTALLER CONTAINS A TROJAN HORSE VIRUS!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "YTD makes root changes to your system"

    July 9, 2014  |   By oswaldspengler

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.2

    Pros

    never worked for me...

    Cons

    ...but it left yahoo files all over the system and changed my search engine settings to yahoo. then caused firefox to crash repeatedly even after prefs were corrected and FF restarted

    Summary

    STAY AWAY

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