EZ YouTube Video Downloader is a potentially unwanted application that might be related to various computer security issues, and if you want to avoid potential security risks, it is strongly recommended to remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader from the PC. Naturally, the application is not a malicious computer infection, because it does not enter the system surreptitiously, and most of the time users install the program willingly. However, one needs to take into account the fact that EZ YouTube Video Downloader arrives with various adware applications that later on display a lot of commercial advertisements.
Although EZ YouTube Video Downloader has not been detected to travel bundled with freeware and random third party installers, it is very likely that the application is distributed this way as well. The most common way of distribution, however, is through the official distribution channels. EZ YouTube Video Downloader is promoted as a browser extension that can help you download YouTube videos by myvdo.tv. Consequently, the download link is available via myvdo.tv/youtubedownloader. Once the application is downloaded and installed, the extension is added to all main browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
After the installation each time you access YouTube and watch a video, you will see a new green button right underneath the video which offers you to download the video material in a particular quality. You can actually choose whether you want it in medium or HD quality.
Needless to say, that a lot of users would love to have the videos they watch on YouTube downloaded onto their computers as well. Therefore, technically, EZ YouTube Video Downloader offers a very useful service. However, the side effects this toolbar comes with are rather disturbing.
For example, after a little while, the application may connect to the Internet and download yet another application called WOW Search which may even modify your default search engine to wow.utop.it. Not to mention that you would be bombarded with various pop-ups on YouTube, that eventually may lead to tracking.teebik.com. EZ YouTube Video Downloader also runs a process in the background of the system called windpdsvc.exe (Security Updates Service or Windows Update Service) and this process always connects to the internet to check whether a new version of the application has been released.
It is possible to remove EZ YouTube Video Downloader manually via Control Panel, but some of the components, such as the background updater of the WOW Search (if it gets installed) are not removed automatically. To terminate all the leftovers, you should invest in a reliable antimalware tool, run a full system scan and delete all the unwanted files and applications with a professional security program.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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