Do you know what Free Video Downloader is?
Free Video Downloader promises you the “easiest way to search” and download videos from the Internet, but it seems that this application is rather unreliable because it only delivers the search part of the “story.” The distribution method of this program is also rather questionable and may easily cause serious issues on your computer. Therefore, our researchers have categorized it as a PUP, a potentially unwanted program. We are not saying that this PUP can do harm to your PC, but you need to know that it is not at all beneficial either. It is a totally redundant application that may have the capability for future misuse by the developers or third parties. We would not wait until it starts to show advertisements and expose you to unsafe content. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Free Video Downloader from your system now.
This application offers you a simple download manager so that you can download online videos to your machine. It lets you search for videos, but once you would like to download one, Free Video Downloader fails to deliver – it simply will not function. Since there are lots of reliable free downloaders on the web, we would advise you to go on searching and forget about this worthless PUP. This application was created by Aztec Media Inc., which is well-known, or rather notorious, for developing adware programs. So we can only infer that Free Video Downloader might start showing potentially harmful third-party advertisements in the near future. Otherwise, how on earth could they make any money out of a non-functioning free application, right? In any case, we do not think it is a good idea to keep such a PUP on your computer. The sooner you delete Free Video Downloader, the better.Free Video Downloader screenshot
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Although this PUP has a simplistic web page, download-free-video.com, where you can download it from, according to our researchers, it is more likely that you install this program via a free bundle. It is also possible that you do not even know how Free Video Downloader got there on your computer because you wanted to download different free software. That is what happens to a lot of users who choose questionable file-sharing websites to download freeware from. They may click on a misleading download button and end up with a whole package of PUPs and malware infections instead of a legitimate bundle of useful tools. If this describes your situation too, you had better delete Free Video Downloader and examine your computer if there is any other threat to clean. You can use a free online scanner to determine that. But it is important that you take action once you know the results.
If you have managed to make up your mind and you would like to put an end to the “life” of this miserable application, please follow our guide below this article. Remember, that you can avoid similar unwanted programs or even malware infections, if you double check or research the application you are about to download. Obviously, a program with a name that consists of three totally general words adding up a totally general search keyword might have something to hide, because it most probably does not want to be found in any search engine. For downloads, try to stick with reputable and official websites. This way you can protect your computer more efficiently.
Free Video Downloader Removal from Windows
- Press Win+R and type in Control Panel. Click OK.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the program and click Remove.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the program and click Uninstall.
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10
- Press Win+I and access Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program.
- Select the program and click Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
Free Video Downloader is an unfortunate choice of a video downloader because it does not seem to be functioning as it promises. Since it comes from a company that creates adware programs, there is a chance that this application might start displaying third-party ads too in the future. This potentially unwanted program is not a direct danger to your computer, but, unfortunately, it can come on-board with a bunch of malware infections that can put your system at risk. We suggest that you delete Free Video Downloader and make sure that all other potential threats are handled too. The most effective solution we can think of is for you to install an up-to-date antimalware program.