According to FTDownloader’s official website at ftdownloader.com, this application is “the most reliable way to download files from FilesTube.com”. Basically, the application supports one website that hosts media, and it allows you to manage your downloads in the way you prefer. You can pause All, or resume all, based on your connection and preferences. FTDownloader is promoted as a tool that “can increase the speed and stability of your downloads by up to 5 times”. That would definitely be amazing, but the problem is that one cannot download FTDownloader at the official website at the moment, and it is definitely rather suspicious.
Broken links are common occurrences in the vast spaces of the Internet; however, one would not expect that from a legitimate and absolutely safe program. Perhaps it is not surprising then, that FTDownloader is often categorized as adware, especially as it can be downloaded bundled with freeware and shareware. More often than not, this application is associated with such potentially unwanted programs and search engines as Delta Search and SweetIM.
In case of SweetIM, this browser plugin provides you with an emoticon data base, thus enhancing your instant messaging communication, but at the same time it may display commercial pop-ups and redirect you to specific websites in order to increase their traffic for marketing purposes. It is an obvious intrusion in your own browsing space, and you should not tolerate it. Not to mention that Mozilla Firefox browser blocks FTDownloader sometimes, which only adds up to the overall impression that something may not be right with this application.
Although FTDownloader cannot be dangerous on its own, you need to consider all the additional applications that could be related to it. Being infected with malware is not a definite conclusion of freeware installation, but more often than not such applications as FTDownloader are exploited by malicious third parties as vehicles for malware distribution.
What is more, even if you uninstall FTDownloader and remove all the applications that could be related to it, it would not ensure your PC’s safety. Hence, you are strongly advised to run a full computer scan with SpyHunter free scanner. The program will detect all the potentially dangerous programs, and then you should acquire the computer safety tool to remove FTDownloader and all the other corrupted applications automatically. Automatic malware removal is the fastest and the most efficient way to ensure your computer’s safety.