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by richline / July 23, 2010 7:57 AM PDT

The newest version of this utility, as of July 23, is identified by AVG as having a high-score malware threat. AVG's security suite urges that it be quarantined per notice given during installation of the file.

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This one?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 24, 2010 5:25 AM PDT
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Free You Tube Downloader
by richline / July 24, 2010 6:27 AM PDT
In reply to: This one?

The download is identified as ver. 2.8, available July 22, and received as an update alert on July 23.

R. L. Eastline

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 24, 2010 6:33 AM PDT

Do you mean you were alerted about this update by CNET's TechTracker? I don't use it myself so I am unsure how it works.

If so, how does it make the update available, by a link? If so, let us have that link please.


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by richline / July 24, 2010 7:14 AM PDT
In reply to: TechTracker?

Yes, the e-mail contained a link which brought me to the CNet page that displayed the 12MB download.

Your suggestion to test the download via Jotti was most helpful. The download (copied from the file I tried to install) was found to be OK by all 19 of the scanner sources---including AVG no less!

Went back and re-downloaded the EXE file and again tried to install the program. But AVG stopped it again, saying it contained malware which could acquire passwords. So, I would guess that it's a 50-50 call.

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Good work.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 24, 2010 7:15 PM PDT
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by richline / July 25, 2010 4:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Good work.

Your information was most helpful. I scanned the downloaded file (which remains in my Downloads partition) with both AVG and Malwarebytes and each reported that there was no infection present.

As suggested, I will pass along these findings together with a copy of the file to AVG.


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To apxf8888. Post deleted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 27, 2010 7:07 PM PDT

apxf8888 I deleted your post from this discussion.

The subject was about an apparent false positive anti-virus discovery. Your post advertised a YouTube downloader which is not relevant to the discussion.

Also, note Forum Policy that advertising in these forums is not permitted.


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