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Today, I scanned FYTDSetup.exe, which is a newly named setup package for the latest update, on VirusTotal, and no threats were detected. When I reached the "Select Additional Tasks" portion of the installation process, there was a tiny checkbox at the bottom of the setup package, labeled "Create recommended partner shortcuts on the Desktop," that I almost missed. The recommended partner shortcuts link to some adware. But, compared to the kind of applications the previous versions have tried to sneak past their users, the adware seems quite tame. However, this checkbox could easily be missed by inattentive users during installation. The previous version of YouTube Downloader, which was installed through a setup package called FreeYoutubeDownloaderIC.exe, had a 15/54 detection ratio on VirusTotal. So, avoid automatic updates, and manually download the setup packages for future versions just so you can double-check whether they're safe or not. This site seems to be on-and-off in terms of malware.
Scan results for previous version:
Scan results for latest version
It is true that this website has opted to give the users a non-freedom download link from CnetisCrap.net.
However if you don't want crappy malware installed, then download this software from another third party software provided such as softpedia!
From: http://youtubedownloader.com/download -->>
As of five minutes ago. This will change, so as others say, double-check the file with virustotal.
Tip: Calculating the SHA256 hash of the file *on your hard drive* (e.g. with Hashcalc or HashMyFiles on Windows), then searching for that SHA256 result, on Virustotal's database, is a method if your upload speed is slow and/or metered (data allowance).
I think this website is safe but the product is 50-50. I mean I downloaded this product 2 times, on my first installed its clearly fine no any consequences. when I updated it I got adware/malware name "Webcake" so I decided to uninstall the product and download it again but its the same. So I decide restored it on the old version using system restore and never ever updated the FYTD util now. My version is v220.127.116.11
TIP: do not update this product if you installed this product without any consequences. This is base on my experience.
Downloaded installer (download sent me to Cnet for it), and it was filled with multiple dubious toolbars, search engines, etc. (how dangerous, I didn't verify) , with very confusing and almost hidden Opt-Outs. I fell for one almost hidden Out-Out, such that the installer took over my computer and tried to get me to install all the junkware again on every reboot before I found how to stop this. (When I removed the pre-selected checkbox, it did stop annoying me.)
Quería darle un visto bueno puesto la gran valoracion que le tienen al software en cnet...sin embargo este programa al igual que muchos otros incluye en su instalador la opción de instalar un software llamado autocompletepro http://www.mywot.com/scorecard/autocompletepro.com/rate#top cuyo sitio no es muy bien valorado aqui...directamente tambien ofrece instalar accesos directos de "nuestros socios" al igual que el famoso unlocker...una lastima porque si bien se puede omitir viene activado por defecto....y la cuestion es que siendo un programa gratuito para un usuario desprevenido automaticamente este programa le cambiaria la pagina de inicio (que solo se puede omitir en modo de instalacion) avanzada y tambien programas basura....no es para nada recomendable...no esta lmpio! saludos!
If you pay attention when you download and un-check the extra stuff they want you to download which is very spammy, and just DL the youtube downloader, I think you will be fine. It the additional stuff that I am weary of and that doesn't come from THIS site
Software seems ok, but the adware and junk that comes with it needs to be opted out unless you want that stuff - which is ok by me, but you make the call - I have enough apps on my computer without adding more. Just sayin'.
Why is this site rated Unsatisfactory? It's fine!
Yes, it may have a site linked as poor, but you have the option not to install it!
If you are going to rate this site, do it properly.
Their program comes with at least six malicious PUPs. It gives you a bunch of registry keys to remove even if you opt out of partner installation. It's not safe to download this program, too many risks involved.
Blacklisted by HP Hosts (a site endorsed by Malwarebytes) for the distribution of malware. That is proof it is not safe.