YTD Video Downloader User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "No Longer Use"

    March 2, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "I got adware. Do not download anything from CNET."

    March 1, 2015  |   By danap49

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Didn't have time to test. Noticed malware (adware) and uninstalled quickly.

    Cons

    CNET is allowing adware to be bundled with some/many? of their listed downloads. They are no longer trustworthy. Avoid CNET downloads. See this:
    http://www.thesafemac.com/boycott-cnets-download-com/
    Google "CNET adware".
    Whether this is CNET directly or not, it doesn't matter. Most of why I used CNET was that they had a reputation of making sure not to list unsafe files. Spigot and other adware changed my home pages on Safari & Chrome (I'm using a Mac), and added several browser extensions to each browser. I am an experienced user, BTW. Just inexcusable behavior; CNET should be ashamed of themselves.

    Summary

    Don't use CNET. Sorry CNET, but you have lost a good customer. Developer types say (I'm now finding out) stay away from CNET and Softpedia. Get downloads from manufacturers directly, and be careful. If you have downloaded from CNET, check especially for browser extensions that you did not install.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "System Killer"

    March 1, 2015  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    All "pros" for this product are in the past. Used to be a nice free tool.

    Cons

    YTD has bulked up on useless, invasive malware, probably for $$$. Don't be fooled by the "Opt Out" check boxes during installation. They only work for some "products".

    Summary

    Just glad I had a recent clone of my boot drive. I needed it!!!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Security risk"

    February 28, 2015  |   By gmaslak

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    I love the way YTD used to work without all the extra add-ons.

    Cons

    I can no longer install the latest YTD, because Symantec flags the program as a security risk.
    It you do the regular install you get a piece of spyware called Spigot installed.

    Summary

    Used to be a good product, now it is just a security risk.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "easy and effective product"

    February 27, 2015  |   By YuanMalvern

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Free. Simple to use and setup. Effective.

    Cons

    Well done. no cons

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Useful video downloader for many sites."

    February 21, 2015  |   By kcsiaw

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Downloads easily and in a simple way.

    Cons

    I prefer My YouTube Downloader.

    http://download.cnet.com/My-YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-76276693.html

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works Great!! No viruses, just Install carefully"

    February 15, 2015  |   By aaron837

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Works as described.

    Cons

    Careful when you install not to agree to install the other bundled items. Choose Custom Install and Decline the terms of GeniusBox for a Bloatware free install.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "VIRUS ALERT"

    February 15, 2015  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    downloads videos

    Cons

    downloads viruses

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Disappointed"

    February 14, 2015  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Was good until now its been marked as a virus and my Spyware tool automatically uninstalled it.

    Cons

    Its now classed as a virus and my Spyware software uninstalled it due to 187 threats.

    Summary

    Not happy a product i paid for and have used for a long time is now useless. I have had no emails or notifications of the issue and whether it will be fixed.

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  • 2.0 stars

    ""YTDSetup is not safe and has been removed""

    February 14, 2015  |   By Luchanov1

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    usually an excellent product...until recent glitch

    Cons

    somethings wrong with ytd. i had it already on the pc. then it disappeared this week. tried to re-download ytd

    Summary

    Visited CNET, clicked on "download". tried to open YTDSetup.exe (installer file) from http://d103rd286sd163.cloudfront.net...norton declared it was unsafe and blocked it...as the earlier reviewer said...YTD needs to be fixed, CNET- its linked from your site

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