AC3Filter

AC3Filter

Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6b
  • Total Downloads:
    160,982
  • Date Added:
    April 10, 2013
  • File Size:
    3.99MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    705
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/XP/Vista/7

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1 stars

"Beware! Malware Included"

August 08, 2014  |  By HatterasJeepguy

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

I needed this file to run another program.

Cons

This download contains malware called PUP.Optional.Opencandy.

Summary

I am very disappointed in CNET.com that they did not check this download for malware prior to making it available. A simple malware scan should have alerted CNET.com to the PUP.Optional.Opencandy malware.

Updated on Aug 8, 2014

I stand by my original review, but I want to add that I specifically used the custom install, not the auto install. I declined everything (toolbar and other offers)but it still installed PUP.Optional.Opencandy on it's own without my knowledge. Like I said... BEWARE!

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1 stars

"Spyware I would call it! Collects and sends data!"

June 22, 2014  |  By koolaidmk

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

none. afraid to install because i read user agreement

Cons

it installs something called Open candy. "As part of the installation process, a temporary file transmits anonymous, non-personally identifiable information about your computer system in order to help us determine what third party software would be appropriate to recommend" bla bla bla I'm not installing your s***

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1 stars

"No way to close it!"

June 19, 2014  |  By NessBird

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

Never used it.

Cons

AC3 parks itself in the system tray, and the only way to get it out is to uninstall it. Even running MSCONFIG didn't allow me to stop it running on startup.

Summary

Not quite a virus. I hope.

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5 stars

"Really useful"

April 28, 2014  |  By defectiveprodigy

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

Definitely helps play videos that use AC3 files
Quick and easy install
Automatically works whenever its needed

Cons

This isn't really a con on the actual software but when installing make sure not to accept the extra toolbar and security stuff if you don't want it. Its a hassle to deal with but can be easily avoided by opting out during the install.

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1 stars

"INSTALLS MALWARE"

January 05, 2014  |  By Pager187

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

There's other decoders out there that do not install malware on your computer.

Cons

Install Search Engine Conduit, which hijacks your browser and changes settings:

Per Anvisoft:

Search Protect by Conduit is a free program issued by conduit. LTD that claims to keep your browser protected from malware, bad extensions and home page hijacks, but as a matter as fact, "Search Protect by Conduit" is a potentially unwanted program, it always come together with browser hijacker search.conduit.com, that will hijack you homepage, startup page, new tab page and search engines. Sometimes, it also adds unwanted toolbar such as conduit toolbar, and many other toolbars issued by conduit on your web browser.

Summary

Don't install. CNET needs to check this stuff.

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4 stars

"Does not automatically install toolbar"

December 25, 2013  |  By User_in_WA

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

I think the person who thought it did may have just been going a bit fast. If you click Custom Installation (it is grayed out which is a little deceptive), you can select to install without the stupid toolbar.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

yay!

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1 stars

"Auto-installs toolbar!!!"

December 08, 2013  |  By jekriske1

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

Installs AC3 Filter

Cons

Automatically installs an unwanted and unrelated toolbar into your browsers

Summary

Download at your own risk. You'd think CNET would prescreen these downloads.

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5 stars

"Works well, only when needed to play videos"

July 08, 2013  |  By ohiodozer

 |  Version: AC3Filter 2.6b

Pros

Simple & quick installation, helps run problem videos.

Cons

None found.

Summary

I had 1 out of 4 videos not play on GOM Player, but after installing this application, they all played just fine. It's nice to have something that just sits there and runs only when needed.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6b
Version 2.6b has added Serbian language and fixed bug where some languages was reset to English after restart.
General
Publisher AC3Filter
Publisher web site http://ac3filter.net/
Release Date April 05, 2013
Date Added April 10, 2013
Version 2.6b
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.99MB
File Name ac3filter_2_6_0b.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 160,982
Downloads Last Week 705
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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