Does jdownloader come with Malware ?

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by Digital Doctor, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    Anyone use it ? Pretty sure it installed malware on my PC.
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  2. Danielx64

    Danielx64 Developer

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    Did you just click next, next, install without reading anything? Were did you get it from? I don't use it myself but it known for hidden things to get installed if you don't read each screen carefully.
     
  3. Klaatu

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    I used to use it and it was clean. I never had any problems with it.
     
  4. Klaatu

    Klaatu Fan

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    Yep. A lot of free programs come bundled with toolbars and other crap, you have to be careful while installing to make sure you're not agreeing to any of that.
     
  5. lordi

    lordi Adherent

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    jdownloader pretty popular and I never had the problem with it
     
  6. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    I've never found a download source of it that doesn't come stuffed with additional unwanted software. Some of it is bundled and can be declined but it also installs things that you can't avoid. There's a long thread about it on their forum which has been running for years.
    https://board.jdownloader.org/showthread.php?t=44832
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    I loved jdownloader 5 years ago.
    I donated $50 because I thought the program was great.
    Now, their default installer installs malware.
    Sad days.

    Google: jdownloader malware

    I just use it to download
    - mostly YouTube (I'll just use DreDown manually).
    - a few RapidGator things.
     
  8. zappaDPJ

    zappaDPJ Administrator

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    There seem to be a number of members using it here, perhaps one of them knows of a untainted download source.
     
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Tazmanian

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    A sign I have some malware.

    google.warning.jpg

    Not to mention the InfoLinks popups.
    and the Chromium browser ? (was a clone of Chrome, but with spammy start pages, and search).
     
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