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Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:33 PM

Hi! I've been wondering is http://minecraftdl.com safe? They have some cool mods on there and I want them.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:18 AM

MinecraftDL is like a magazine of mods, you can download the ones you like from the OFFICIAL threads in the Minecraft Mods section.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

Simple answer YES!
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

I dont THINK so. because it always shows an ilivid ad for me and ilivid is a Posted Image (creeper type of mc virus on my mc pc)
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:09 PM

No don't download from the minecraftdl website do it from the official threads, as minecraftdl does not have permissions for most of these mods. It takes a long time for modders to develop their mods and it is very frustrating when your mod is illegally hosted elsewhere.




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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:48 AM

I got a virus from the only mod i downloaded, took about 6 hours to rid of it WITH norton, dont trust this site its filled with BS viruses



Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:56 AM

NO don't use their website, go to legal threads like on mc forums. DL is kind of a adware website. I rarely get downloads from them because their website is full of crap.
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Posted 05 December 2013 - 03:28 PM

I downloaded Flans mod there because Of the Flans Site being down, the site gives you the mod inside an insaller, my antivirus told me it tried adding ads to my browser, add-ons, and also a trojan which it quickly quarantined.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

Quite simply, no.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:43 AM

No minecraftdl is not a safe site at all. every time i download from there it gives me a exe file which gives me a virus. Luckily im using windows 8 which is not one of the viruses targets.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:10 PM

No, minecraftDL redirects you to livvid, a virus, before every page. I think there in partnership or something and it is not secure.

View Postoliy2003, on 02 November 2012 - 05:21 PM, said:

Simple answer YES!
no, its not safe because it redirects you to a livvid .exe file. Thats a virus.



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

No, it is not safe and you should download all your mods from HERE or the specified mods offical website.

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View PostTeamdoesyou, on 11 December 2013 - 01:43 AM, said:

No minecraftdl is not a safe site at all. every time i download from there it gives me a exe file which gives me a virus. Luckily im using windows 8 which is not one of the viruses targets.
Well, most Windows 7 viruses do the same thing for Windows 8, so it is almost as vulnerable. The only safe ones (atleast ATM) are Linux distributions and Mac. (No, I'm not saying they don't have any viruses. They just have way less than Windows)
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Posted 24 December 2013 - 01:52 AM

avoid their website at all costs


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 01:53 AM

No, MinecraftDL is a crawler copying/pasting mods from all over.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:51 PM



So as any member of the modding community is I'm well aware of the sites stealing ad revenue and even phishing donations. Even if those issues are tolerable, having them out PageRank official sites is maddening.

I've been doing lots of google related research and came across this convenient form for marking copyright violating sites as spam.
Do note that this is a very serious legal matter and you should read all relevant information before filing. Your copyright as per the version their site has must explicitly disallow commercial use.

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

View PostShadowHunter7, on 03 July 2012 - 11:33 PM, said:

Hi! I've been wondering is http://minecraftdl.com safe? They have some cool mods on there and I want them.
If they say the mod runs on 1.5.2/1.6.4/1.7.2 its a lie, very little mods will work on 1.7.2 at the moment, because most use forge and forge isn't updated to 1.7.2 yet.



Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:26 AM

No. It is not safe. I tried to download NEI from it. I got a warning from AVG (My AntiVirus) finding tracking cookies as it was downloading. I cancelled the download,(Which the installer did NOT want to do.) Then ran my virus scan again. This is what I found: A Malicious Signature on a MinecraftDL installer.

All in all, avoid MinecraftDL.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

In a word: NO


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:14 AM

Nope.It's full of virus.

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