We recently recommended “Freemake Video Downloader,” a free program from freemake.com that downloads YouTube videos.

A reader wrote to tell us he thought Freemake led to a virus on his computer. We thought this was possible too, until we learned that Freemake software is an official Microsoft partner and has a digital signature from  GlobalSign, an authority on these matters.  Additionally, Freemake software is checked daily with 32 anti-virus applications to avoid any kind of malware.

2 Responses to “A READER’S WARNING”

  1. Joy, thanks for replying. Though it doesn’t come with any viruses, like all “freeware” software, it needs to be installed carefully. Don’t be too quick on the clicker and uncheck other programs, toolbars, BHO’s, etc. After a careful installation, I still had to disable some “helper proggies” that I will never use. Then, it is a fast and very capable video format converter. I don’t have much use for the downloader and don’t have any experience with it. Also, I install freeware in a virtual Windows session. If it comes loaded with malware, I just delete the whole session and it goes away….Thanks again…Dave

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