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Old 24.04.2018, 02:06
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Why did JD2 changed my firefox search engine to the stupid Bing.com without me giving any permission? That's horrible. What other changes did it do to my system? I will report you for malware!!!!
I didn't manage to see the replies in my post above.

What your software did to my system?
I don't think it only hijacked my Firefox homepage and search engine.

It now displays these strange links on google results:
<a href="**External links are only visible to Support Staff**></a>

WHAT YOU DID TO MY SYSTEM??????
WHAT OTHER YOU HIJACKED???
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Old 24.04.2018, 23:09
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I am still waiting to tell me how to clean my system! I can't believe how horrible this is!
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Old 25.04.2018, 17:30
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Our main installer for JDownloader for windows contains optional adware
that you can decline/skip during installation.
There are no hidden/enforced installations. No malware. We take reports
serious and check every report
but till today and after many years, yet noone could provide any
evidence about the installer distributing malware.
It looks like you just overlooked the advertised bundling during the
installation and did not skip/decline the installation
of it. We're sorry for the inconvenience this has brought to you. You
should be able to uninstall installed software
normally from software control in windows and remove installed browser
extensions from within your browser settings.
In doubt we can recommend AdwCleaner, see
toolslib.net/downloads/finish/1/

Adware is a common way for monetization, especially for free to use
software like JDownloader.
Without this source of income we would not no longer be able to provide
JDownloader for free
as we too have to pay our employees wages, office/server rents, traffic
costs and much more.

We also provide an adware free installer, see
http://jdownloader.org/jdownloader2
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Old 14.11.2019, 11:25
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“When you're dealing with frauds and liars, listen more to what they don't say than what they do.”

**External links are only visible to Support Staff****External links are only visible to Support Staff**



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Replace ******* by h t t p s : / / (no space of course)

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Old 15.11.2019, 07:44
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@MrDownloader: We're not lying. The normal(adware) and adware-free installer are nearly identical. They are written in nsis and use the same code sign certificate. The nsis script is only different for some padding data and a different installation channel. That's why both files are *treated* the same. Would be pretty nice if you just have to change a single byte to make a *bad* software look good again. That's why it's a false positive in case of the adware-free installer. No it's up to you if you trust us or not. We can't do more than talk openly about this.
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Old 12.01.2020, 23:04
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Computeractive is a popular bi weekly computer magazine in the UK. More geared towards general PC users than techies.
The latest issue (Jan 2020) has an article warning of junk ware in the JD installer.
and then they complained they couldn't even run it because it crashed their Pc twice!
Attached it here:


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Old 13.01.2020, 00:37
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@Patr100
done, should prob moved vs merged. my bad
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Old 27.01.2020, 17:49
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@Patr100
Well if they only reported about the adware ... the ones who actually tested JDownloader obviously seemed to have done things wrong.

Also they did not mention our support or the clean installer anywhere - but okay there is nothing we can do now ...

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Do you have Nero installed?
That's true James
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Die Leute verstehen einfach nicht dass nur weil man mit einer Waffe auch auf Menschen schießen kann dass ein Schützenver​ein kein Ort für Amoklaufide​en ist
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Old 27.01.2020, 17:58
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For contrast , JD got a "Gold award" - best/top downloader - in Webuser magazine Jan 2020 - a mag for home/non techie users - they don't even mention any malware issues. -
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Old 27.01.2020, 19:34
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Nice!

I've neither seen the "bad" nor the "good" press before.
If you find more articles you are welcome to post them here too

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Do you have Nero installed?
That's true James
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Originally Posted by James
Die Leute verstehen einfach nicht dass nur weil man mit einer Waffe auch auf Menschen schießen kann dass ein Schützenver​ein kein Ort für Amoklaufide​en ist
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Old 09.02.2020, 04:22
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Default Jdownloader2 installer malware

Hi I visited virustotal.com and saw that the Jdownloader2 installer has malware/adware on it. Is this true?
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Old 09.02.2020, 05:46
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@Telephoton
yes the standard installer can contain optional adware depending on your operating system and geolocation.

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