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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Free Video Downloader

Free Video Downloader is a questionable application that does not even function properly, yet it might have the potential to cause some problems if it is present on your computer. Therefore, we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). As you may know, PUPs do not pose as direct threats to your system’s security, but may do so indirectly. Some PUPs may start displaying potentially harmful advertisements, some install adware applications, and some may just have the potential for future exploitation. Free Video Downloader seems to belong to the latter group. In other words, it may not mean a present danger to your operating system, but why would you keep an application on-board that does not work? We believe that your computer is more secure if you remove Free Video Downloader from it.

We are quite certain that you will not find the official website if you google Free Video Downloader because with that name it is next to impossible to be in the first few search results pages people actually bother to check out. If somehow you get to know the URL,, you will find a colorful but rather simple page there. The first bad impression and suspicion will hit you the moment you decide to download this application; at least, if you have a security tool installed and updated. Once the installer lands on your machine, the defense system warns you that it may be a threat to your computer as a potentially unwanted program. Of course, if your PC is not protected, you may have just become “richer” with a useless and latent program.

But this is only the first sign that tells us you are better off without Free Video Downloader. As a matter of fact, the official website is only one source for this worthless PUP to be downloaded from. Unfortunately for unsuspecting users, it can also be found in free software packages along with more serious malware infections, which may include adware applications, browser hijackers, and, of course, more PUPs. If you happen to install such a bundle and let all its content onto your machine, chances are you will face several security issues before long. Being exposed to unsafe third-party web content is one of those that can happen any time and a lot of times with such a lot on-board. In such a case, even deleting Free Video Downloader cannot help your security level to restore. We recommend running a full system scan in order to see how many and what kind of threats you need to eliminate.

Free Video Downloader claims to be a “simple and friendly app for downloading all your favorite videos”; however, as we have noticed, apart from enabling you to search for videos, it does not do anything. So, practically, you cannot use it as a downloader. What is it doing on your computer then? Our experience shows that such applications may be used in the future for gathering information about the users or even for displaying third-party ads, which are usually considered to be potential sources of security risks. We hope that you see now why you should act and what you should do if you want to keep your PC protected.

If you decide finally that you do not need a useless program on your computer, here is what you can do to get rid of Free Video Downloader. Actually, the only functioning thing this PUP has is its uninstaller. So all you have to do is find it in the list of installed programs and uninstall it. If you are not experience in that, please use our instructions below as your guide. If you have any questions regarding the removal of Free Video Downloader, please leave us a comment below.

Remove Free Video Downloader from Windows

Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10

  1. Press Win+X and open Programs and Features.
  2. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Windows Vista/Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows button on the Taskbar and go to Control Panel.
  2. Access Uninstall a program.
  3. Click on the application and press Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click on the application and press Remove.
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