http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qk1U1FR2R8 [Video is no longer available]
That video is a scam. The program this person made claims to allow you to bypass a survey on FileIce, but when you download it, you would find that the file is password protected, so “it won’t be abused”..which is one of the worst lies anyone could ever tell..the actual purpose of putting a password is so they will get money. Downloads for “passwords” are usually held at FileIce or other file sharing sites that require you to complete a survey, which can earn the uploader(in this case, this would be the “scammer”) around $1. Now if you have 100 people falling for this scam, you can easily get $100.
To top off the fact that the password is “survey protected”, it takes you through an Adf.ly link..which earns the scammer even more cash.
That video has over 7,000 views..and if all those people fell for it, and each survey was worth $1, he already made 7K. In only about a month.
If you look over to the comments section, you see that comments are awaiting approval..which means that if there are any comments at all, they would all probably be positive comments, and not any negative ones. This doesn’t allow much of a user insight as to whether this is real or not. Here is what happens when you try to comment:
If you check the YouTube channel, it only has one video. Its not a trustworthy account.
By watching the video, you can see the nature of the program. And it doesn’t seem real..because once he clicked on that Download button on his program, the file appeared right away. No “downloading” or anything. I also noticed that he didn’t open the file to prove that it is not corrupted or anything. And if you look at the icon, its of a piece of paper. Which is pretty much the icon that means, “Windows can’t open it..you need a third party program.”
If you think that it is real because it allows him to open the FileIce link in a browser, think it this way: He only tested one link. He could’ve set the button to take it to his FileIce link. Then it will look authentic And his FileIce link that he was trying to download is a Club Penguin thing. Which may mean the uploader is a kid.
Be suspicious for these kinds of things. And don’t click on surveys. It gets you nothing, while the uploader gets all the money.
Edit: Also read my other post about File Ice downloaders in general here: http://jessefantage.blogspot.com/2013/05/most-fileice-downloaders-are-scams.html