YTD Video Downloader User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "full of popups"

    May 25, 2015  |   By geklxsro

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    no pros except that is free. try viddozonk much better

    Cons

    this program contains a malware

    Summary

    trust me try viddozonk

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD INCLUDES MALWARE"

    May 24, 2015  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Downloads 1080p versions of youtube videos easily.

    Cons

    The software developer included a Malware hack using Spigot Search Protection to force Adware onto not only your PC but also your Mac! It installs extensions into Chrome automatically as well as forcing yahoo to be your default search engine on all browsers. There's no honest uninstall feature and even if you answer no to partner ads during the install, YTD will still install the malware. DO NOT DOWNLOAD, if you find a better YouTube downloader that the developer is honest and not a bastard like this one... please share.

    Summary

    Developer is includes Spigot Malware in the install. BEWARE!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "ATROCIOUS SOFTWARE"

    May 13, 2015  |   By bhaxkrif

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    ITS FREE.BUT OTHER LIKE VIDDOZONK ITS CLEAN FROM VIRUS AND FASTER

    Cons

    LOTS OF ADWARE THAT COMES WITH THIS SOFTWARE

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Download only if you want a VIRUS!"

    May 12, 2015  |   By JulianSF

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    None - has viruses

    Cons

    Will infect your machine with:
    PC Cleaner
    Adware
    Pop-ups asking you to upgrade to premium version

    Summary

    The old version was great, had no adware of malware. This version will not let you opt out of the ads, and will infect your machine!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "YTD Video Downloader"

    April 29, 2015  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    I liked using old version.

    Cons

    I liked using the software, but on 4-28-15 I did their update. It added an addon to Firefox that made Firefox inoperable. It was hell to resolve the problem. Don't update the program if you can avoid it. Uninstall it rather than update. Use Youtube Downloader HD or atube Catcher instead. They are free.

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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Program Managed to install malware outside of Sandboxie"

    April 3, 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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  • 5.0 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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