Downloading content from the internet is a favorite hobby of millions of people. The problem is, many malicious attackers are taking advantage of this popularity, and are distributing infected files across the internet.
These files masquerade as legitimate files, but hidden inside the file are viruses, spyware, malware, adware, and other types of malicious code. Many times, the user that downloads the file is unaware that they have downloaded an infected file, and unknowingly install the malicious program on their computer. Then the program can log keystrokes, steal passwords, steal bank and credit card information, access sensitive data such as social security numbers, and much more.
I'm not trying to scare you away from downloading files on the internet, but you must be careful, and take certain precautions when downloading files.
Antivirus is great, but...
Antivirus is a great start, but it can't protect against new threats that have not yet been discovered. The same goes for anti-malware and anti-spyware software. Everyone should have these protective programs installed on their computers and devices, but you should never rely 100% on them. New threats are discovered on a daily basis, so it is very likely that there are many threats still out there that have not yet been discovered. However, the common-sense approach combined with good antivirus, anti-malware and anti-spyware programs can keep you free from viruses and other malicious code while you download your favorite files from the internet.
What sites are safe to download content from?
There are many video-sharing sites out there, but you must be careful which sites you download from. Sites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Flickr, SoundCloud, and Facebook typically enact strong regulations for uploaded files to ensure that there is no type of malicious code hidden within the files.
Check out the user you are downloading content from. If they are on YouTube, see if it is a verified account. On other sites, check out user reviews, comments and feedback. Also, check the history of the user. If they are brand new, you might want to find another source to download content from. A user with an established history, a fan base or followers, and positive reviews should be safe to download content from.
What downloading programs are safe to use?
The best solution for downloading content from the internet is to only download from trusted sites, and to only use trusted downloading software. That's why the 4K Video Downloader is GUARANTEED to be free from viruses, spyware, malware and any other type of malicious code. This allows you to download your file quickly and easily without having to worry about your computer being infected with viruses or malicious code.
The 4K Video Downloader is simple to use. Just copy the URL of the content you wish to download, then click the "Paste URL" option in the program. That's it! And you can download entire playlists by copying and pasting the URL in the same manner. No viruses, no browser hacks, no malicious code at all. That's guaranteed! Now get to downloading!