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.
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).
Review by Asdfghjkl6 years ago
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 v22.214.171.124
TIP: do not update this product if you installed this product without any consequences. This is base on my experience.
Review by Blacksparkydog7 years ago
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'.
Review by YoungSandwich7 years ago
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
Review by Rosolino Prato8 years ago
Review by Khunnanun9 years ago
when you download the program you have your default search engine and homepage surreptitiously changed to yahoo
Review by ViolaGuines9 years ago
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.
Review by Cappo9 years ago
Im not sure about the site, but the software is safe, i had mine for Cnet Download.
Review by Jerylin Larrett9 years ago
Yeah rimlav that is certainly a useful comment! Really descriptive and it describes your problem in detail!
Anyhow, there's nothing wrong with it, I got their software from cnet.com and it works perfectly fine.
Review by Ultimatecarguy Derrow9 years ago
very bad site
Review by Chekwube9 years ago
You know it really pisses me off when people rate these sites and don't leave any comments for their ratings - this site is marked as "unsatisfactory" which means people don't have a clue on what to think about it - I've just downloaded their software, scanned it and it's 100% clean - so why can't people be arsed to actually make a comment to that effect. If this site has caused anyone issues, I've just rated it as good which will probably supercede any negative marks - I really think WOT should review the ratings system and make comments compulsary.
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