Question ClipGrab software

l_r_c_t

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A few days ago I downloaded the ClipGrab software to download songs and videos from YouTube.

This is an open source software.

I must point out that this is one of the simplest and most fun programs to use.


I consulted a friend who specializes in data security and after running a test on the software, apparently found that it was basically a malware.
She sent me this link for reference:[spam site link removed]


On the other hand - I have not encountered any issues related to this software ..


MalwareBytes scan found some suspicious component and then I put it into quarantine.



Kaspersky's (full and in-depth) run did not find a problem, even in files I already downloaded through the software.

Virus Total had 16 anti-viruses detect the software as problematic.

what do you think?

Do you recommend to delete it?

If so, is there a good, safe, and easy to use alternative to downloading songs and videos from YouTube?


Thank you!
 
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Ralston18

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No need to bump.

This site is staffed by volunteers who may be doing research or otherwise looking into the problem or subject at hand.

As for the deletion question:

Yes - delete. No point in taking chances even if the AV scans are inconsistent and differing.

Alternative download software:

Because I do not download songs and videos via YouTube I will defer on any software recommendations to do so.

However I am compelled to mention that downloading content from YouTube may run afoul of copyright laws.

Reference - just for the record:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/is-it-legal-to-download-youtube-videos/
 

l_r_c_t

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No need to bump.

This site is staffed by volunteers who may be doing research or otherwise looking into the problem or subject at hand.

As for the deletion question:

Yes - delete. No point in taking chances even if the AV scans are inconsistent and differing.

Alternative download software:

Because I do not download songs and videos via YouTube I will defer on any software recommendations to do so.

However I am compelled to mention that downloading content from YouTube may run afoul of copyright laws.

Reference - just for the record:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/is-it-legal-to-download-youtube-videos/

Although it's not the answer I was hoping for I appreciate a lot the eloquence and honesty in your reply.

Thank you.
 

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