Do you know what EZ YouTube Video Downloader is?
EZ YouTube Video Downloader is a browser extension that is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer web browsers. Just as its name says, when the application is installed, it helps you download high quality videos from YouTube. The program is not malicious itself, but it is often labeled as a potentially unwanted application due to various sides effects that manifest once the program is running on the PC. Therefore, to avoid undesirable security risks, you should uninstall EZ YouTube Video Downloader from the PC.
Luckily, EZ YouTube Video Downloader is not distributed bundled with freeware or at least our main security research has not found any affiliated programs that would be bundled with the application. Thus, the main distribution source remains the extension’s home page at myvdo.tv/youtubedownloader. The application may also be found at xtensionplus.com. Seeing how EZ YouTube Video Downloader is not hosted on suspicious and potentially corrupted websites, one cannot claim that it is a dangerous computer threat. Nevertheless, such free of charge applications are always vulnerable to third party exploitation and you should seriously consider removing EZ YouTube Video Downloader if you notice some undesirable behavior occur.
EZ YouTube Video Downloader screenshot
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This application can definitely help you download your favorite videos from YouTube. However, in order to keep itself updated, EZ YouTube Video Downloader always runs a process in the system background. This process can be found on Windows Task Manager’s running processes list under the name of winupdsvc.exe. It might be called Windows Update Service or Security Updates Service. In short, the process makes sure that EZ YouTube Video Downloader is constantly updated.
What is more, after some time, the application may connect to a remote server and download an application that modifies your default search engine on your browser to Wow Search (www.utop.it). In such a case you may need to restore your default browser settings manually via your browser’s settings menu.
Apart from running a process in the background of the system and sometimes downloading unwanted applications, EZ YouTube Video Downloader also is responsible for displaying quite a few pop-up advertisements on YouTube during your browsing sessions. Most of the pop-ups are used to track your online browsing habits, so that the people behind commercial ads would be able to provide you with more relevant pop-up content.
Needless to say, that such pop-up behavior can be annoying and also rather risky. Thus, avoid clicking random third party pop-ups and then remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader from your computer, as it is one of the best ways to ensure that no unwanted applications find their way onto your PC. Invest in a licensed computer application tool while you are at it, because some of the EZ YouTube Video Downloader’s components may require automatic removal – not all of them can be terminated manually (especially if you are not a computer expert).
How to remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader
- Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader.
- Click Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Access Add or remove programs and uninstall EZ YouTube Video Downloader.
In non-techie terms:
EZ YouTube Video Downloader is a browser add-on that allows you to download YouTube videos. However, it may expose you to potential security risks, so computer security experts strongly recommend removing EZ YouTube Video Downloader from the PC as soon as possible.
Aliases: YouTube Video Downloader.