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FreeRapidDownloader, JDownloader and other software security concerns


I’ve recently taken my first steps into a larger world and I cannot thank every one of the members of this community enough for the effort that has gone into the Despecialized Editions.

I am about to finish downloading the official DEEDs from the primary source (MKV and AVCHD) using just my browser (only took about 5 days), but I want to embark on the NJVC adventure and I get the sense that the browser-only method isn’t going to cut it. I am quite new to all of this and have no technical expertise in the subject of video editing/ecoding etc, but can read and follow instructions.

It is my understanding that anything running on the Java Runtime Environment should be avoided like the literal plague. It’s one thing to use it for something “offical” like Blackboard, but a “FreeRapidDownloader” sounds like a recipe for trouble.

  • Has anyone run into issues with these applications?
  • Are there non-Java alternatives?
  • Is there a link to a safe place to get them?

Along the lines of bullet 3 above, I ran into issues with acquiring programs like ImgBurn, but finally managed to find a link to a “clean” version here in the forums.

  • Is there a list of safe links to key applications (tsMuxeR, etc.)

EDIT: Nevermind. Donwloading NJVC via browser isn’t awful and I seem to have found clean versions of the key applications.

Han Shot. Period.