YTD Video Downloader User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Malware / Spyware danger"

    January 28, 2015  |   By dgspencer

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    None unless you like malware on your PC.

    Cons

    It does not work
    It contains Malware
    It changes your proxy settings in IE

    Summary

    This used to be a great app. I don't know what happened, but it is no longer able to grab videos from YouTube. Even worse, when I did an "update" of my free version, I was treated to malware that added my localhost as a proxy server. My anti-virus detected and removed some kind of Trojan called YTDGETAPP or something like that. I was finally able to get it out after about an hour. I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU DOWNLOAD THIS APP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

    I'm REALLY surprised at CNET for carrying this on their site. Now I have to be suspicious of CNET as well. Used to be a time when if you needed a "clean" app you could go to CNET with confidence. Not so much now.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "keep failing downloads, very moody."

    January 27, 2015  |   By walidjomaa

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    used to work great before, not sure why now it doesn't want to although i searched internet, uninstalled and re-installed and did many things to fix the problem.

    Cons

    Fails to download, give message: Failed.

    Summary

    YTD people, please fix the problem. I used to love this software

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  • 2.0 stars

    "It doesn't work..."

    January 23, 2015  |   By KPriff1963

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    It has a great GUI
    Convert files
    Has a bit of download acceleration

    Cons

    However it does not work recently. It analyzes the YouTube link for about half an hour without doing much. This is probably YouTube changing it's download formats though...

    Summary

    In summary, I recommend using Free YouTube Downloader by XetoWare. It works fine, and downloads to my fav formats, mp3 and HD1080p mp4!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "This works for Youtube but not others"

    January 17, 2015  |   By dess71

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Light weight Software that works. It downloads almost any video from Youtube with speed.

    Cons

    We can not use it for other video sites and also for videos uploaded on personal servers.

    Summary

    I know people using this but I use another: *****.pw/*****

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just virus"

    January 14, 2015  |   By Romeolight

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    virus and malware

    Cons

    virus and malware

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Smooth working, effective."

    January 14, 2015  |   By ShulaPosey

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Filled with Spyware breaks your computer"

    January 9, 2015  |   By scarkner1

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    it does work

    Cons

    Found that the latest version now modifies your computers TCP/IP proxy settings and then installs extra spyware. this is unrelated to the install process, you get this stuff weather you ask for it or not.

    Summary

    CNET should remove this virus from their site.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Windows Command Processor Virus source"

    December 31, 2014  |   By greencelt

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Downloads Youtube videos

    Cons

    Source of Windows Command Processor Virus

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Doesn't convert videos and installs spyware"

    December 31, 2014  |   By rocksciguy

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    the interface is straight forward

    Cons

    I was trying to convert an AVI to MPEG. It created an MP4, but only included the sound track (no video). When I saw the software was useless, I tried to uninstall it. That's when I discovered it had installed a lot of spyware and re-routed my browser through some proxy. It took hours to get my computer cleaned up.

    Summary

    Avoid at all cost

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used to be good, but...."

    December 25, 2014  |  

    Version: YTD Video Downloader 4.8.7

    Pros

    Very few. In the last version I had of this, the website "youtube" was missing from the list of websites this app can download from! HOW CAN YOU HAVE A PROGRAM CALLED "YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER" IF IT DOESN'T DOWNLOAD FROM YOUTUBE?????

    Now granted this could have been a temp problem they were having, but much of the service is now at fault. Error messages are common and downloading from almost all websites on it's list, can be impossible.

    Cons

    As some other reviews hint at, this software DOES run malware and spyware. I personally would say to avoid at all costs. I found my laptop infected with viruses and bugs after installing this, and while I tried to be patient with it and see if I could get it to work.... alas, I can't.

    People are correct, you have the option to download spyware, or, software, as they call it which is provided by a 3rd party, however, by itself, it will download stuff you don't want.

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS.

    I'm shocked at Cnet for keeping this up for download. It's service is terrible and it's not fit for purpose. It's a shame, because what, 2 years ago, this was an amazing bit of kit i'd have said to get on all computers.... but now, no, not at all.

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