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Alcohol 52 FE

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.3.8806
  • Total Downloads:
    771,342
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    569
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #14 in CD Burners

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1 stars

"Malware infested rubbish"

October 10, 2015  |  By TheAlas.com

2015-10-10 06:21:39  |  By TheAlas.com

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.3.7612

Pros

Computer did NOT explode.

Cons

Computer was damaged and it didn't even do what it claims.

Summary

I got my web browsers hijacked and got malware, ads and spyware all over the PC which were extremely hard to remove (you need expert level knowledge in Windows).

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1 stars

"hate forced adware"

September 29, 2015  |  By Dmitry Yoffe

2015-09-29 08:48:18  |  By Dmitry Yoffe

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.3.7612

Pros

none at all

Cons

all in the world

Summary

so what it's free?! I hate when they force you to install adware that craps out your system, and you can only uninstall it together with Alcohol.

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4 stars

"you can install alcohol without smart file advisor."

August 05, 2015  |  By ILLLUXXXA

2015-08-05 05:05:00  |  By ILLLUXXXA

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.3.7612

Pros

best free virtual drive mounter

Cons

some difficulties with installation

Summary

you can intall alcohol 52 or 120 without 'smart file advisor', just follow this steps:
1) Download the Alcohol 120%\52% FE installer
2) Before running the installer, disconnect from the internet
3) When asked to reboot, reboot your machine
4) Before running the installer again, make sure your still disconnected from the internet
5) Run the installer and select the options you want, install Alcohol 120%
6) Enjoy using Alcohol 120% FE without the Smart File Advisor crapware

Smart File Advisor won't install if you not connected to the internet during the install.

source: http://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=32485

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5 stars

"Best Free Virtual Drive Mounter"

August 19, 2014  |  By fewilcox

2014-08-19 00:38:22  |  By fewilcox

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.2.5830

Pros

Effortlessly mounts disc images to virtual drives once you get it set up. I still play Age of Empires 2 frequently on my laptop, and mounting the image I made using Alcohol 52% is as simple as right-clicking the appropriate virtual drive and selecting it from the list. If you have a lot of those pesky games that require you to have the disc in the drive in order to play them, Alcohol 52% is exactly what you need. Making an image of your disc is as effortless as mounting it when you need it.

Cons

None. It does a great job, and the interface is so good that my mother could probably create and mount a disc image.

Summary

Over the years I have tried every free virtual disk manager I could find, and Alcohol 52% is by far the best. It does all that I need it to and more, and its UI is so good that it takes mere seconds to get it started on whatever task I need at that moment.

Also, as is usually the case on here, please ignore the complaints about malware - that is part of download.com's installer, NOT Alcohol 52% itself. I have been using Alcohol 52% for a decade, and it has never given me even one byte of malware.

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1 stars

"I Ended Up Deleting It."

June 23, 2014  |  By Basuto9

2014-06-23 17:11:28  |  By Basuto9

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.2.5830

Pros

None, as I never got the chance to use it.

Cons

No way to decline an unwanted add-on program.

Summary

I agree completely with the other reviewers. I ended up deleting the "free" Alcohol 52 program, not wishing to have an unwanted program, such as SFA, forced on me.

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1 stars

"VIRUS! VIRUS! VIRUS! VIRUS! VIRUS!"

March 12, 2014  |  By tangotonyb

2014-03-12 07:02:28  |  By tangotonyb

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.2.5830

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

1) Secretly installs a virus (Smart File Adviser)
2) Cannot be uninstalled

I had to use System Restore to wipe it

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1 stars

"What program??? Nothing but spyware and viruses here!"

February 03, 2014  |  By beckster76

2014-02-03 12:25:11  |  By beckster76

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.2.5830

Pros

there are none

Cons

Spyware and virus

Summary

I downloaded this and just as installation finished my AVG picked up and blocked a virus. Then three links to various other programs I never approved to be downloaded and they appear to be spyware. This is the only thing I have downloaded and installed today. I attempted to uninstall it but the program does not even seem to be on my computer. When sorting my apps by date install date the only thing installed today is "mypcbackup" the spyware....

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1 stars

"Alcohol free edition is now bundled with spyware."

February 03, 2014  |  By star2doc

2014-02-03 03:18:44  |  By star2doc

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.2.5830

Pros

Works well enough, and is stable. Reads most CD/DVD formats.

Cons

You should know the following. Even when using advanced setup and pressing 'decline' for a couple of times it installs Smart File Adviser. This can not be removed from add/remove programs without removing Alcohol as well. In addition to installing "Smart File Adviser" the free edition modifies these registry keys...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Associations
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Associations
It changes the file association for application downloads to all go through a php page on a remote web site. It would theoretically then be possible for this web site to:
Redirect your download to another file.
Modify your download, and insert a virus or trojan, etc.
Insert code to scan your PC for back account and credit card numbers.
Send you a file that re-formats your C: drive.
Use your imagination for more possibility.

Summary

I do not know that it does any of these things, but it easily could, and it could start doing it when it chose to without installing additional software on your PC. It is also possible someone could hack the web site this points to and exploit it.

I recommend finding an alternative to this software, unless the author relents and removes Smart File Advisor.

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2 stars

"Windows 8.1 b3ware"

January 12, 2014  |  By jlcro

2014-01-12 14:56:57  |  By jlcro

 |  Version: Alcohol 52 FE 2.0.2.4713

Pros

Good software I have used it in the past.

Cons

I do not believe it has current support(as of version 2.0.2.4713)for windows 8.1 MCE 64-bit

Summary

For all of those people that are having issues with all the "bloat ware" this is the CNet installer, take your time and read through the installer and you CAN decline the added software titles if you wish. I hate the new installer but I believe it is to help with the costs of running the site.

Updated on Jan 12, 2014

Here are two titles that will work with this version of windows.

DAEMON Tools Lite(Version:4.48.1)

http://download.cnet.com/DAEMON-Tools-Lite/3000-2094_4-10778842.html?tag=mncol;3


PowerISO (v5.8 (64-bit) Free to try, $30 if you want to remove the 300mb limit when writing an image)

http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm

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4 stars

"Alcohol-52-FE 2013 - packed with ad-ware"

September 01, 2013  |  By alcohol-52-FE

2013-09-01 10:28:53  |  By alcohol-52-FE

 |  Version: Alcohol 52% FE 2.0.1.2033

Pros

good drive functions on old versions

Cons

packed with ad-ware,
windows defender / security essentials says Alcohol-52-FE September 2013 version installs bad ad-ware after declining installation offers.
windows 8, installation stops at 90%

Summary

Use magicISO or an old version of this program

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.3.8806
  • SPTD v2.11 (for Windows 10).
  • Added support for more drives.
  • Fixed AMD SATA driver conflict issue in Windows 10.
  • Fixed minor bugs reported by users.
General
Publisher Alcohol Soft
Publisher web site http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
Release Date April 07, 2016
Date Added April 08, 2016
Version 2.0.3.8806
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.01MB
File Name Alcohol52_FE_2.0.3.8806.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 771,342
Downloads Last Week 569
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License Model Free
Limitations 15-day trial
Price Free

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