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Should I remove VideoFileDownload?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,910
United States Rank #5,217
Reach 0.0792%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 252.96 days
1456.15 days >
Average installed length: 765.10 days


1.0 100.00%


What is VideoFileDownload?

VideoFileDownload is a web browser plug-in and standard alone application (some versions) that allow for saving of YouTube vides to the computers local hard drive. Within the stand alone application, you can specify a YouTube URL and the stream will be saved.

About  (from the publisher)

With VideoFileDownload you can finally download and save any video on YouTube! After installing the application, a menu will appear on YouTube and make each video available for download.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is bho.dll. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 1019.06 KB (1,043,515 bytes).
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in VideoFileDownload.
bho.dll (f90d03eb5ef74cbed41ab5e88bfbc84f) has been flagged by the following 29 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 Adware.Facetheme
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 2014.9-130523 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG 2014.0.3445 Generic5
Bitdefender Application.Generic.408068
Comodo Security 16070 ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.Facetheme.d
Dr.Web Adware.Bho.3868
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Win32.Adkubru.AMN
eSafe Win32.Trojan
ESET-NOD32 7.8272 a variant of Win32/Adware.Facetheme.D
F-Secure 11.2013-23-05_5 Application.Generic.408068
G Data 13.5.22 Application.Generic.408068
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. AdWare.Win32.Adkubru
K7 AntiVirus 13.166.8590 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Malware.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.05.23.03 PUP.Adware.Agent
McAfee 5600.7083 Artemis!F90D03EB5EF7
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7083 Artemis!F90D03EB5EF7
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.163.1557.0 Adware:Win32/Adkubru
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.408068
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Facetheme.wlsba
Panda Antivirus Generic Malware
PC Tools 2013 Trojan.Adclicker!rem
Sophos 4.88 Generic PUA KB
Symantec 5/23/2013 rev. 5 Trojan.Adclicker
Trend Micro 10.465.23 ADW_ADKUBRU
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.143 ADW_ADKUBRU
VIPRE Antivirus 17208 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
bho_project.dll (574b0cc7b097be8975afc09601da5139) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Application.Generic.407151
Agnitum Outpost Adware.Facetheme!AZOEoHewbtA
Avira AntiVir ADWARE/Adware.Gen
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]
AVG Generic_s.M
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Facetheme.B
Bitdefender 7.2 Application.Generic.407151
Bkav FE W32.Clodd1c.Trojan.be85
Comodo Security 17501 ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.Facetheme.d
ESET-NOD32 9190 Win32/Adware.Facetheme.B
Fortinet FortiGate 4 Riskware/Facetheme
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Application.Generic.407151
G Data 22 Application.Generic.407151
IKARUS anti.virus T3. Win32.AdWare
K7 AntiVirus 9.174.10623 Riskware ( 0015e4f01 )
K7GW 9.174.10623 Riskware ( 0015e4f01 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.04.09.267 Win32.Malware.Heur_Generic.A.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0001 PUP.Adware.Agent
McAfee Generic PUP.x!brr
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Generic PUP.x!brr
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.10201 Adware:Win32/Adkubru
MicroWorld-eScan Application.Generic.407151
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Facetheme.ygigl
Panda Antivirus Trj/OCJ.E
Rising Antivirus PE:Trojan.Win32.Generic.12E494AE!316970158
Sophos 4.96.0 Troj/Browin-Gen
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Trojan.Adclicker
Trend Micro 9.740-1012 TROJ_SPNR.0BHH12
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700-1001 TROJ_SPNR.0BHH12
VIPRE Antivirus 24766 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
SelectionLinks.dll (01ae0585dfe0ff3a3f658539354f6768) has been flagged by the following 11 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.Generic.KD.814663
Comodo Security 16454 UnclassifiedMalware
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.Generic.KD.814663 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.Generic.KD.814663
G Data 22 Trojan.Generic.KD.814663
K7 AntiVirus 9.170.8884 Riskware
K7GW Riskware
Malwarebytes PUP.FaceTheme
Norman 7.01.04 Suspicious_Gen2.VKWAM
nProtect 2013-06-18.03 Trojan.Generic.KD.814663
VIPRE Antivirus 18834 Adware.Win32.Facetheme (fs)
sl-dlc.exe (660e5969dbfc223aff5c89dd4522b156) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader8.38363
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.RCBH1E9
VIPRE Antivirus 23626 Adware.Win32.Facetheme (fs)
sl-dlc_uninstall.exe (b71255ec2fad4f51c04ba2875ce6870f) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH08IB13
VIPRE Antivirus 23868 Adware.Win32.Facetheme (fs)
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Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.videofiledownload.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\openapp
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\OApps\vfd-adk_uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1019.06 KB

Program filesFiles installed by VideoFileDownload

Program module:bho.dll (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\oapps\bho.dll
VideoFileDownload BHO (bho.dll) is the Browser Helper Object installed into Internet Explorer which has the ability to access and monitor all loaded and requested web pages and content. VideoFileDownload is installed by other software like...
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) bho_project.dll - VideoFileDownload
  • (Malware detected) SelectionLinks.dll (by SelectionLinks) - SelectionLinks
  • vfd-apl_uninstall.exe
  • vfd-ob_uninstall.exe
  • sl-dlc_uninstall.exe
  • dler.exe
  • vfd-adk_uninstall.exe
  • vfd-cb_uninstall.exe
  • sl-apl_uninstall.exe
  • sl-cb_uninstall.exe
  • vfd-pmi_uninstall.exe
  • nircmd.exe (by NirSoft) - NirCmd
  • pscp.exe (by Simon Tatham) - PuTTY suite (Command-line SCP/SFTP client)
  • (Malware detected) sl-dlc.exe
  • sl-ob_uninstall.exe
  • sl-som_uninstall.exe
  • sl-w3i_uninstall.exe
  • VFDInstall.exe
  • vfd-tri_uninstall.exe
  • VideoFileDownload.exe
  • wget.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • bho_project.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'VideoFileDownload' with the class of {F74E10BB-A169-4399-B121-183935962F67} (BHO_PROJECT).
  • SelectionLinks.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SelectionLinks' with the class of {7365A975-D1E8-41ed-8C66-FA70EDB97A39} (SelectionLinksBHO).
  • bho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'VideoFileDownload' with the class of {625F420E-A4A9-4B40-BC23-716C1C43893A} (BHO_PROJECT).
Scheduled Task
  • pscp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{52D5504D-99FD-459B-A35E-991302FF9AA5}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wget.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PCDApp\wget.exe'.

How do I remove VideoFileDownload?

You can uninstall VideoFileDownload from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VideoFileDownload, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VideoFileDownload.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by VideoFileDownload you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.68%
Windows XP 15.64%
Windows Vista 12.18%
Windows 10 2.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.42%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.16%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.88%
  India 4.43%
  Italy 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.73%
  Brazil 3.17%
  Spain 2.97%
  France 2.22%
  Canada 1.51%
  Germany 1.41%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Australia 1.31%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Philippines 1.11%
  Israel 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.51%
Dell 23.86%
Acer 17.69%
Toshiba 6.46%
ASUS 4.77%
Intel 2.68%
Samsung 2.39%
American Megatrends 1.99%
Lenovo 1.49%
Sahara 1.49%
Gateway 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.93%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.26%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.91%

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