Malware Warning

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Epsom, UK, April 17, 2010: AVG yesterday flagged up “YouTube Downloader Toolbar” for IE and Firefox as malware, adware and keylogger.

I would therefore seriously recommend that anyone who has this toolbar installed – it comes bundled with the “YouTube Downloader”, which in itself seems fine, immediately uninstall this one.

In addition to that my standard advice is for users not to install any such toolbars to their system, as many of them appear, in my tests, to be far from benign. Too many are set up to be ET, as in “phone home”.

Be careful, be aware, and use good security software. The latter does not have to be expensive. AVG can be had as a free version and it is that which flagged the toolbar in question.

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