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Kudos0

Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

I'm trying to download and install the latest version of the freeware Youtube Downloader product from the site:

youtubedownloader.guru

As soon as I click on the 'Download Now' button, Norton is displaying a message that the software is unsafe and has been removed from the computer.  It claims to have identified a threat "Suspicious.Cloud.9".

Is this software really unsafe?  I used to used an older version of the product with no problems, so I'm puzzled that a new version is suddenly considered to be unsafe.  As far as I know, it's a widely used freeware product.

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Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

Can you tell us where you are attempting to download it from?

The Suspicious Cloud 9 detection could be because it is new or could be a false positive, or it could be something was added on by the download site.

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

The site I'm trying to download it from is:

http : //youtubedownloader . guru/cindex.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=yd_guru_ukca&utm_term=youtube%20downloader&utm_content=ad1

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

Please review > How to report false positives


from Download Now with Heuristics On
Threat type: Heuristic Virus. Detection of a threat based on malware heuristics.
uunvw1am.exe.part Threat name: Suspicious.Cloud.9
Very Few Users
Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
Very New
This file was released less than 1 week  ago.
High
This file risk is high.
http: //youtubedownloader. guru/svr2/Youtube_Downloader. exe
Downloaded File uunvw1am.exe.part Threat name: Suspicious.Cloud.9
from youtubedownloader.guru
Removed
File Thumbprint - SHA:
23521348f178d188c18e8a46fbe76f0423d6903441fa179e456f3ebb8d80f4f5


from Download Now with Heuristics Off
Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe
youtube_downloader.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
Very Few Users
Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
Very New
This file was released less than 1 week  ago.
Medium
This file risk is medium.
http: //youtubedownloader. guru/svr2/Youtube_Downloader. exe
Downloaded File youtube_downloader.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
from youtubedownloader.guru
Removed
File Thumbprint - SHA:
23521348f178d188c18e8a46fbe76f0423d6903441fa179e456f3ebb8d80f4f5


from Download Mirror with Heuristics On
Threat type: Heuristic Virus. Detection of a threat based on malware heuristics.
youtube_downloader.exe Threat name: Suspicious.Cloud.9
Few Users
Fewer than 50 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
New
This file was released 22 days ago.
High
This file risk is high.
http: //listentoyoutube. us/software/mirror1/Youtube_Downloader. exe
Downloaded File youtube_downloader.exe Threat name: Suspicious.Cloud.9
from Unknown
youtube_downloader.exe
Removed
File Thumbprint - SHA:
0dae28968abf405897443d83c035f49fbcc9a51c967329943b56632703ad427b


File name: Youtube_Downloader.exe
Detection ratio: 20 / 54 --- Analysis date: 2016-02-07 00:52:14 UTC
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/0dae28968abf405897443d83c035f49fbcc9a51c967329943b56632703ad427b/analysis/ 


from Download Mirror with Heuristics Off
youtube_downloader.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
Few Users
Fewer than 50 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
New
This file was released 22 days ago.
Medium
This file risk is medium.
http: //listentoyoutube. us/software/mirror1/Youtube_Downloader. exe
Downloaded File youtube_downloader.exe Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
from Unknown
youtube_downloader.exe
Removed
File Thumbprint - SHA:
0dae28968abf405897443d83c035f49fbcc9a51c967329943b56632703ad427b
________________________________________
YMMV

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

   I'm confused. Is this a safe site from which to download youtubedownloader? If not, can anyone recommend a safe site from which  to download a youtube video to a pc using Windows 10 and IE11? Thanks!

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=youtubedownloader.guru = UNTESTED

SafeWeb Report for: youtubedownloader.guru may/may not reflect report for downloads from youtubedownloader.guru


Filename: youtube_downloader_guru_setup.exe
Threat name: WS.Reputation.1
On computers as of
11/26/2016 at 11:59:50 AM
Last Used
11/26/2016 at 12:02:26 PM
Threat type: Insight Network Threat. There are many indications that this file is untrustworthy and therefore not safe
Very Few Users
Fewer than 5 users in the Norton Community have used this file.
Very New
This file was released less than 1 week  ago.
Medium
This file risk is medium.
File Thumbprint - SHA:
dac679a2985e353194844041e5c9b3598c81e590a3aaacbca74f79a943bbdae4


Clarification on WS.Reputation.1 detection
https://community.norton.com/forums/clarification-wsreputation1-detection

For second opinion choose File &/or Search hash at VirusTotal &/or submit to Symantec for review analysis > How to report false positives.

Restore an item from Quarantine
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v6200368


Some URL scanner detects a given URL but its corresponding antivirus solution does not detect the downloaded file, or vice-versa

Very often URL scanners and antivirus engines are independent solutions even though they may belong to the same company, hence, detecting a given URL as malicious does not necessarily mean that the file located at such URL will also be detected, and vice-versa.

Moreover, sometimes the URL might be malicious (e.g. phishing site) but the downloaded file (HTML of the phishing site) may not necessarily be a theat for your computer. Other times, the downloaded file might indeed be flagged by the antivirus signatures but the corresponding URL scanner might still have no knowledge that a given URL is distributing such file.  https://www.virustotal.com/en/faq/

URL: youtubedownloader.guru
Detection ratio: 2 / 68
Analysis date: 2016-11-26


as always, YMMV

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

@bjm Thanks, looks like youtubedownloader.guru is not a download that I want to take a chance on. Anyone know of a safe site from which to download a youtube downloader for a pc? Thanks!

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

FWIW
https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=yourvideofile.org

URL: yourvideofile.org/
Detection ratio: 0 / 68
Analysis date: 2016-11-26

https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/yourvideofile.org/
YMMV


When the topic of downloading YouTube videos comes up, there's a side subject that must be broached: Is it legal? When it comes to copyright, as long as you're downloading a video for your own personal offline use, you're probably okay.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2476563,00.asp 


as always exercise due diligence, presume nothing is safe

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

@Patrick55:

You may try using videograbby.com:

Note, though, that the site contains additional yet unwanted ads.

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Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

@20750065 It worked...thanks!

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

Patrick55: @20750065 It worked...thanks!

did you try yourvideofile.org

https://community.norton.com/en/comment/7255781

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

@bjm_  Yes, worked as well...thanks!

Kudos0

Re: Youtube downloader is being removed by Norton

> pulled youtube_downloader_guru_setup.exe a few more timeshttps://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2016-051813-2926-99

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