Windows 10: Someone from Microsoft keeps hacking into my PC

  1.    10 Dec 2016 #1

    Someone from Microsoft keeps hacking into my PC


    Right that does it... whoever it is from Microsoft that keeps hacking into my PC and removing YTD video downloader - pack it in!
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  2. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       10 Dec 2016 #2

    Hi:

    Most of those "YT Video Download Helpers" are classified as at least PUPs, if not worse, by most reputable security applications.
    There are many such YT downloader applications out there, some worse than others.
    Without knowing the exact name of the application in question, we can only speculate.

    I doubt MS is "hacking" your computer. So, unless you have fallen victim to a fake tech support scam, it's more likely that one of your security applications is removing it.
    Most allow for exclusions or white-listing.
    Not recommended, but if you must keep that program, then that would be how to proceed.

    EDIT: ALSO -- just for the record, unless specific rights are provided to download a specific YT video, doing so constitutes copyright infringement and/or piracy: YouTube TERMS

    MM
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