YTD Video Downloader User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Horrible.......full of spyware and adware"

    December 20, 2014  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Works well.

    Cons

    Just tons of spy/adware. It installs this junk even if you opt not to. Had to run a restore from my backup software to get rid of the trash it put on my system, two of which were eliminated by Norton Security as threats.

    Summary

    Stay away!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "malware virus identified while installing."

    December 20, 2014  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    not to be used. do not install. full of virus and malware

    Cons

    not to be used. do not install. full of virus and malware.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stay away. Full of adware (read for alternatives)"

    December 19, 2014  |   By enkanvaq

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Downloads youtube videos.

    Cons

    Full of viruses/spyware. It was a pain to remove all this stuff from my PC.

    Summary

    Stay away. Pay a few bucks and get ********** or ********

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Watch out - has adware"

    December 12, 2014  |   By justintimejustinnj

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    I've been using YTD Video Downloader for several years. The pro version has a built -in converter which is fast and produces a high quality output. YTD works on more sites than any other download I've found.

    Cons

    I'm a little surprised download.com would endorse this software as safe and ad free.; The free version does contain adware, it can be removed by using adwcleaner and the program will function without it. The docs say if you but the pro version, you won't get the ad software, I bought the pro version, and adwcleaner will still detect a PUP in the program data folder.

    I was putting up with this annoyance because I couldn't (and still haven't) found a better application than YTD Video Downloader.

    When I first got YTD Video Downloader they were updating it almost weekly to keep up with the ever changing technology, now there are a few sites that YTD doesn't work on, and there hasn't been an update in many months.

    Summary

    I resent the subscription method of paying for the pro version, I prefer to buy my software outright, then if I want major upgrades, I'm willing to pay for them. However this new trend toward requiring users to pay yearly fees or have the software revert to the trial version is a scam to keep billing my PayPal account, because most of us never notice the small charges, and we don't bother to cancel subscriptions.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Nice and useful app!"

    December 12, 2014  |   By Lanotilus

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Before this app I never knew I can save my favorite videos from youtube and other websites.
    Now I use it every day and for me it works like a charm.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Comes with bundled crapware and shows up as malware."

    December 11, 2014  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    It does what it says.

    Cons

    The crapware is horrible to remove, though you can bypass it. They count on people not looking when installing and just clicking next next next...

    Summary

    Read each page of the installer, bypass the ****** bundled software and you're good. Fast click through the installer and have fun cleaning the crap from your machine.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Program ok, adware VERY bad"

    December 1, 2014  |   By Paladin045

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    The program works as advertised. It'll download and convert pretty much anything from YouTube. How is such a good program free? See below.

    Cons

    According to the Terms of Service, installing any of the adware essentially sells your soul to Spigot Inc. To put it in a nutshell, you give them the legal right to blackmail you with any indiscretions you make from the time you put their software on your computer, and even after you uninstall said software if you miss any of their trackers. They'll also give that information to any of their partners whenever they want, because who needs privacy?

    You also waive your right to any sort of legal recourse in at least three different ways, and confirm that you expressly desire them to spam you via telephone, mail, email, social media, and any other way they can think of.

    Summary

    This is a decent piece of software paired with some of the slimiest Terms of Service I've ever seen. Don't install this, it's not worth it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "YTD is best software for download videos!!"

    November 27, 2014  |   By katya2014

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    It's fastest, secure, easy to work.... all of a good program!!!

    Cons

    I have not to say against YTD!

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