And I guess for some reason it was placed on the desktop?vdhcoapp is a multi-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) application providing the Video DownloadHelper browser add-on with: file writing API features that are not available from the browser, temporary file name generation, launching default application on a data file, a build of the ffmpeg video converter.
vdhcoapp complies with the native messaging protocol and is not intended to be used directly from the command line.
You installed it as well as the Video DownloadHelper browser extension likely during an attempt to download video from a website like YouTube.Hi, this morning I noticed that VdhCoApp shows up on my desktop. Why? I have not heard of it nor downloaded it myself.
You installed it as well as the Video DownloadHelper browser extension likely during an attempt to download video from a website like YouTube.
The former is a helper application (co-helper) that works in conjunction with the browser extension. A user installs the browser extension to download a video and the extension will ask if you would like to download the helper application. The co-helper is not required for the browser extension to work, it just smooths out some of the process.
Apparently you and Mac Fly did not read the prompts carefully and the co-helper installed after you clicked a certain button allowing it to download and install.
This browser extension works particularly well with Firefox. It is not a new extension, it has been around for well over a decade. It is used most frequently to download videos from YouTube so you can guess how long it has been around.
The browser extension and the helper application are legit.