4k downloader self-signed certificate

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by lucd, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. nicolaasjan

    nicolaasjan Registered Member

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    Btw, if you don't want to see the advertisements in the 4k downloader, just put this in your hosts file:
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    0.0.0.0 dl.4kdownload.com
    Advertisements are fetched from:
    Code:
    https://dl.4kdownload.com/app/advertisement/videodownloader.xml
    Will stop any telemetry as well.
    Caveat:
    It can't search for updates from within the program and if you want to download a new version, you have to temporarily comment out that line in the hosts file and restart your browser.

    It connects to `sa.openmedia.co` as well (via http !), sending your client ID amongst other info....
    (found in a log file).
    When blocking that connection via the hosts file as well, the program is still functional.

    Daily download count is stored in it's config file on Linux.
    In Windows it might be in the registry. Haven't checked that.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2021
  2. Deletedmessiah

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    I use yt-dlg. Would you recommend any other yt-dlp gui over it? @nicolaasjan
     
  3. nicolaasjan

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    yt-dlg by Oleksis is fine. :)
    It was forked from youtube-DLG by MrS0m30n3, which is abandoned.

    But as I don't use GUI's myself, I really don't know if there are better ones.
     
  4. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Registered Member

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    Thanks. I'm too lazy for CLI myself.
     
  5. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    You can secure any folder that you like of course, but most people use the Downloads and Documents folder to store data. I also protect the Vivaldi profile folder, this should block non-trusted apps from getting access to browser passwords.

    Basically, on my system only a couple of apps are allowed to access protected folders and to make outbound connections. This should block most apps from the ability to steal any data. I use Secure Folders and TinyWall for this stuff, they both block stuff without showing any alerts, which I prefer.
     
  6. Mr.X

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    And drives and single files too, of course. Btw I wish its developer could come back and revive it, it needs some fixes for USB drives inserted in the same port.
     
  7. lucd

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    thanks, it seams to me it is a privacy nightmare

    if you find time can you tell me/show me how to do that, I can see you can add apps to trusted list and lock drives/pendrives , but fine graining an app to be able to use appdata but not downloads I am not sure how to set up - it would be golden to have
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    I believe this is not possible, it's an ''all or nothing'' approach. With that I mean, trusted apps will always get access to all protected folders.
     
  9. lucd

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    so you lock a pendrive, but if you then add a trusted app , e.g. trusted exe that trusted exe can access pendrive but nothing else can?

    also if you lock a pendrive and you still want to access and modify content in the pendrive (so you want that only you can access it), would you need to add explorer.exe and perhaps word products to the trusted list I think?

    just guessing
     
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  10. Rasheed187

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    Yes correct, trusted apps are allowed to access all files. If you make files hidden and want those files to be visible you need to add Windows Explorer to the trusted apps list.
     
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