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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.0 stars

    out of 123 votes

    • 5 star: 37
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 18
    • 1 star: 39
  • Current version:

    2.6 stars

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5.0 stars

    "acceptable application"

    April 11, 2014  |   By irnanesXOak

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    Top in its category. Professional stuff.Was such a pain to remove all this malware. Enough said.

    Cons

    Can't find any. :-( Seriously.

    Summary

    Really good.My top two must-have apps is this and *********. ,

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BlueStacks does not work with Bitdefender antivirus."

    March 31, 2014  |   By ghodd

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    Seemed easy to install.. Just click Decline on all the things you do not want.. It will look like you can not click the Decline button, but you can.

    Cons

    BlueStacks does not work with Bitdefender antivirus and will abort.. It will give you an error pop up and tell you it will abort first.. So I can not use this program.

    Summary

    I do not think this program works with computers with good antivirus.. Seems sketchy..

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Works pretty good"

    March 24, 2014  |   By willysmccoy

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    Runs the games I want to play.

    Cons

    Installs apps that I have never heard of without my permission.Free program or not I don't like it doing things without asking.If Bill Gates and Microsoft did things Google and these app programmers do they would be tied up in court until the real Jesus returns.

    Summary

    It works but be cautious.Things are rarely as they seem.You can't trust very many people anymore.Especially when you have something they want.App programmers are playing catch up because android took off to fast for them and so are the criminals.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "BLUESTACKS APP PLAYER'S DOWNLOADS"

    March 13, 2014  |   By wwwasaasa

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    BLUESTACKS APP PLAYER'S DOWNLOADS AND INSTALLING PROCEDURE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

    http://activeservices-as.blogspot.in/2014/02/BlueStacks.html





    UNIVERSAL BLUESTACKS ROOTING SOFTWARE

    http://activeservices-as.blogspot.in/2014/02/bluestacksrooting.html

    Cons

    BLUESTACKS APP PLAYER'S DOWNLOADS AND INSTALLING PROCEDURE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

    http://activeservices-as.blogspot.in/2014/02/BlueStacks.html





    UNIVERSAL BLUESTACKS ROOTING SOFTWARE

    http://activeservices-as.blogspot.in/2014/02/bluestacksrooting.html

    Summary

    BLUESTACKS APP PLAYER'S DOWNLOADS AND INSTALLING PROCEDURE AND TROUBLESHOOTING

    http://activeservices-as.blogspot.in/2014/02/BlueStacks.html





    UNIVERSAL BLUESTACKS ROOTING SOFTWARE

    http://activeservices-as.blogspot.in/2014/02/bluestacksrooting.html

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program!!"

    March 5, 2014  |   By TheMasterReviewer

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    Does everything it says it does. enough said.
    -play android apps and games like hayday, crime city and angry birds on your laptop or pc big screen. i'm playing on my 42" sony.
    - allows controller(detected my logitec instantly)
    -android emulator running android software...home, back buttons. notifications even.

    Cons

    only used one day so far and haven't noticed much yet. will update review as i play with it. plan on testing different versions of games like touch apps, tilt apps and so on to see compatibility.

    typical shady install. if not paying attention you are actually agreeing to several other apps as well as bluestacks. this is where all the bad reviews come from. MY PC DOES NOT LAG, BLUESTACKS HAS NO VIRUS OR SPYWARE OR MALWARE AND CERTAINLY DOES NOT NEED 4-8G OF RAM TO RUN...THAT'S RIDICULOUS LOL

    Summary

    seems most negative reviews could have been avoided with a little more attention. all should take care when installing any apps. this app upon installation asks you to install other apps, which i said no to all, and they're hard to see if rushing through clicking ok after ok and next next next. the first 2 or 3 steps to the install i hit "decline" and then bluestacks just started installing. for those that don't want to give passwords or sync with their current phone, you don't have to. bluestacks lets you creat everything from scratch like you just bought a new phone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "amazing application"

    January 20, 2014  |   By lumberjak2007

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    This is a great app for when you can't take your tablet with you or you don't have an android phone and want to play with android apps. It also allows you to use user webcam for apps that allow you to take pictures, like instagram.

    Cons

    While this can be laggy with older systems, that have less than 4GB of RAM. Anything over 4GB seems to be able to run it and graphic intense games with no issue what so ever.

    Summary

    I definitely recommend that if you're going to run this you have a minimum of 4GB of RAM installed. I love the software and it has gotten better with every update.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE!!!! Can't Believe CNET Allows This On Their Site"

    January 19, 2014  |   By ewalsh40

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    None, it's a virus posing as a useful program. Just sorry I had to give it a partial star.

    Cons

    I agree with all of the reviews about that said this came with malware, actually that's too nice of a word for what is basically a trojan. It takes control of your browsers and redirects you. My homepage was immediately changed after downloading, my computer slowed, and trying to gain back control was a pain.

    Before downloading read this page about "Conduit Search Virus" and see if you want to deal with it, before downloading. And if you do, at least you'll have a link to work on fixing it. http://botcrawl.com/how-to-remove-conduit-search-malware/ I had to do all of it before I was ok again. Luckily I already have CCleaner and Malwarebytes on my computer. Doing all of the steps and running Malwarebytes twice ended up taking me a couple of hours to get it fixed.

    But what really gets me is that I've always trusted any software that was listed on the CNET site. Apparently they no longer look out for their followers anymore. I've learned my lesson, and they are no longer trustworthy.

    Summary



    Updated on Jan 19, 2014

    Had to come back and add that right after I came and left my review, my computer just stopped. I rebooted and had the blue screen of death, but when I rebooted the second time it allowed me to go into safe mode.

    I spent a couple of hours scanning with nothing turning up and then I just started going through folders and deleting anything that was from the 18th. After doing that and rebooting, it allowed me back in normal mode.

    Seriously don't play russian roulette with your computer, I'm still not sure that mine won't crash again. It's really a shame that CNET completely ignores the reviews on their own site, when it comes to the safety of the software that they allow on it.

    Updated on Jan 21, 2014

    Also make sure to note that the glowing five star reviews always come right after a bad review, added by a brand new user, who logged on just to review this software. Great way to up the star average and to also push down the bad review.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Came with a virus"

    January 19, 2014  |   By Bamboo731

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    You can play lots of apps on it and they are quite fun. Also it does connect online for those apps where you play against people.

    Cons

    IT CAME WITH A VIRUS. I found out that there was a virus with it and I had to redo my whole computer. It is very laggy even with high specs.

    Summary

    It is not really worth it unless you don't mine how laggy it is and if you don't care if you get a virus.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "BUGGY, INSECURE...but it works if you ask me."

    December 31, 2013  |   By Frooam

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    Well, it WORKS. Albeit not perfectly and laggy when it happens to switch between apps, plus the fact that it does not run the latest version of Android, which is a real shame since Kitkat is pretty much optimized for speed and JellyBean for its pretty graphics. Plus the requirements to run Bluestacks is ridiculous as it requires some high specs.

    I tried it on two different computers,one 16GB of RAM of Laptop(Toshiba with intel) running on a 128GB of SSD and it lags a bit when I multi-task and a 32GB of RAM Desktop(Custom with AMD) and it works a bit more smoother on that one. Not very smooth as I could run a bunch of resources-extensive programs without lagging and Bluestacks still lags LIKE HELL when trying to multitask in it!

    THE BIGGEST PRO: IT WORKS. Just get some high specs stuffs and you're good to go!

    Cons

    Was using this to play Clash of Clans on PC when my android phone got bricked for a while...
    At first... Then one day, I saw that it starts an information whether I wanted to load ANOTHER USER'S VILLAGE since it uses the same device. I ignored the message for a few times and later on . Today, it told me that MY VILLAGE WAS OPENED ON ANOTHER DEVICE when my other PC was shut down!!(Now it sounds really dodgy and dangerous!). Which probably opens the discussion of other Bluestacks users may access to your own account, ouch. This might not be safe at all for those who had their credit card linked to their G+ account. For now, I've removed my credit card from Google Wallet in case a hacker or a potential harm user could use malicious means to hack Bluestacks. Or if they wanted to use it to spend in-game items with real money(luckily I've made it password protected lol). But just in case, it's better to unlink your credit card from your Google account in order to avoid all possible harms.

    Summary

    Needs high specs (suggested over at least 8GB of RAM, good graphics cards and a good processor)

    Laggy even if you do have high specs is to be noted.

    Gingerbread sucks.

    If you got some adwares and you're complaining you must be too foolish to notice that there's a custom option via the setup and ignored it. Your faults.

    Not safe from privacy in regards to payments.

    Well since it's located in Silicon Valley it must have a reputation to keep so I wouldn't doubt that much the liability of their product. Be aware of the fact that it's still in-beta so it's normal that it's still buggy.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "App would noy run on my pc."

    December 30, 2013  |   By billshoff

    Version: BlueStacks App Player 0.7.18.921 beta

    Pros

    None. It won't run at all.

    Cons

    Downloaded and installed it but it locks up and never opens to a usable screen.

    Summary

    I suspect that my laptop may not have enough hutzpah to run this app. I have a Lenovo X61, 2GB ram, running Windows Vista.

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