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Update instructions/warning Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Make sure which version you install, the "Easy" etc 6.6 is the
freeware one, the Best Video Downloader is ad-supported that requires install of the Yontoo Layers malware.
To update from the free 6.5 to the 6.6, it won't do it automatically, go to your add-on manager, click Remove
for the existing 6.5 version, restart Firefox.
Go to Get Add-ons, type Easy Youtube Video Downloader
into the box, select the 6.6 version, click Install, it'll take you to a page asking you to "pick an edition" with the features
of each listed, click the Grey button for the Easy version,
do not click the blue Best Video version, as thats ad-supported. restart Firefox.
That should do it, or at least, worked for me. Avoid the
Best Video version.
Now Ad-ware only Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Alactro has removed the freeware non-malicious Easy Youtube Video Downloader and replaced it with Best Video Downloader, the update link for the former no longer works, going to their
webpage only presents their ad-infested version that installs
a known malicious extenstion called Yontoo Layers which
is widely regarded by (everyone who isn't in bed with them)
Users should be advised of this before updating to the Best
Video Downloader version, you will get ads, your personal
info will be mined, tracking cookies, beacons, pixels,etc
will be used, the info will be shared with Yontoo's unnamed
third-party partners, what else.. oh yes, some have
alleged it provides a relatively easy to crack entryway
for trojans and the like.
Its unfortunate but common with free add-on developers
that once they reach a certain number of installed userbase,
they sell their creations to an adware firm.