Many adware will offer to download third-party software because of pay per click, pay per install commission. They don't care if the software is good or bad. Ads in a program is called adware which we might want to avoid installing (the third-party software).
It is now common to see such so it is better to avoid installing any third-party software without checking the reputation of the other program.
Other user reports on Internet Download Manager is at:
If you want to view a Flash Video (FLV), use any of the free software below:
VideoLAN's Video media player http://www.videolan.org/
Winamp free (standard edition) http://www.winamp.com/media-player/en
NOTE: If any of the above will offer third-party program during installation, UNCHECK the box or any button so you won't get unnecessary programs.
I used Internet Download Manager to download a YouTube video. After the video downloaded a window popped up that said I did not have an flv player installed, to play the video. I was then given a chance to install the flv player. After this happened I was redirected to Tonec.com where Norton identified 4 threats. I uninstalled it after this happened.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced any similar problems or suspicious activity when using Internet Download Manager.