Alcohol 52%

Alcohol 52%

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 50 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.9.2.1705
File Size:
617.11KB
Date Added:
April 18, 2003
Price:
Free to try (30-day/6-drive trial); $34.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
712,165
Downloads Last Week:
690
Product ranking:
#14 in Media Players
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 50 votes

    • 5 star: 13
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 24
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 1 stars

    "I Ended Up Deleting It."

    June 23, 2014   |   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

    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

    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

    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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