BurnAware Free

BurnAware Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 408 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    3,477,839
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    8.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,211
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in CD Burners

Editors' Review

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BurnAware Free completely handles any burned disc, whether you need music, a movie, or something much more complicated. It does it with a straightforward interface and even lets you start from scratch with its deletion feature. This program is far superior to any burner that only handles just one or two types of discs.

BurnAware Free burns discs of plenty of different varieties, including DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, and even boot discs. No matter which style of disc you're trying to make, you can find it with ease, thanks to the program's clean graphic interface. While it doesn't look all that creative, the interface makes the program remarkably easy to use for someone new to the process. BurnAware Free even lets you erase a used disc so you can turn it into something new. The program isn't remarkably fast or slow; it took us about six minutes to burn a CD and about 45 minutes to create a DVD disc. That could change if you have a faster drive or computer, obviously. The program's install process tucks an AVG toolbar into the download and tries to make itself the default action for your computer's autorun prompt, so make sure you uncheck those if you don't want them.

This program is worth the download just because it erases burned discs. The fact that it can burn just about any type of disc you would need is a major bonus. BurnAware Free is very close to a must-have utility for anyone who burns discs regularly.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"WARNING : LATEST VERSION ONLY PRETENDS TO BURN CD'S !!!"

March 27, 2015  |  By rocketcab

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

I primarily used "BurnAware Free" software for making music CD's.... The older versions worked well.... This "Version 7.9" only makes a pretense of burning a CD.... In short, the software is useless.

Cons

Program "goes through the motions" of burning a CD.... However, when the finished product is played, nothing happens....

Summary

Thank goodness, it only cost me two (2) blank CD's to figure out this latest version of "BurnAware Free" is total garbage.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

March 16, 2015  |  By kenj547

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

Easy to use. Copy disks, burn cd's. No problems.
No problems with added PUP's Just pay attention when installing

Cons

So far NONE

Summary

Great product that I downloaded to try.

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4 stars

"Great product, dodgy install."

March 16, 2015  |  By evitalrepus

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

Copy disks for backup and burns ISOs without any fuss. I haven't tested out all the features but it does exactly what I want with the minimum effort.

Cons

Comes bundled with Lavasoft's Web Companion tools but does not inform you about this or give an option to skip it. This tool may not be too bad but it changed my homepage to Bing, set my prefered search engine to Bing and removed all other search engines from by browser - who knows what else. I was able to find and uninstall "Web Companion" from the control panel and it says it will put the browser settings back to normal but it ddidn't do this for me (Firefox 36.0.1) so I still have some work to do. The Lavasoft processes no longer show in the task manager.

Summary

Good product but watch what you download - CNET use to be a pretty safe place to get clean software so I'm supprised they let this version through.

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4 stars

"Efficient and free"

February 18, 2015  |  By LMLP

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.9

Pros

Clear and understandable interface.Easy to use

Cons

None for the moment.

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1 stars

"AVG says there's a problem"

September 24, 2014  |  By DennisTheCnet

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.4

Pros

I must enter ten characters minimum.

Cons

AVG: "malsign.generic.AB7"

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1 stars

"Installs spyware w/o asking!!"

August 01, 2014

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.3

Pros

Simple intuitive interface.

Cons

Hijacks both your homepage & search provider in both IE and Firefox without asking or telling you!

Summary

Makes "Search Provider" your homepage & search engine by default, and these are spyware. Must uninstall them, run a cleaner, and reboot to clear them. This is completely unacceptable CNET!!!

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4 stars

"Effective and Easy-to-use"

June 13, 2014  |  By cwoodsp

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 7.1

Pros

This is a program for the 'newbie' and the experienced user in-a-hurry. The graphics on its (opening)task screen are minimalist but easy to follow, and neatly laid out. It doesn't have all the 'bells-and-whistles' of pro software - but hey, this is FREE... and it WORKS. I had no trouble at all with burning several formats, something I'm not used to with Win 8.1, since the Win app is patchy at best.

Cons

Can't really think of any, given that this is a FREE piece of nicely designed software.

Summary

It's FREE and it WORKS. What more can one say?

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2 stars

"Unreliable for audio CDs"

April 04, 2014  |  By FunkyBrewster

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.9.3

Pros

Free, good feature set (if it worked)

Cons

When copying an audio CD by making an image and then burning it, sometimes the resulting CD-R has tracks randomly out of order, repeated, and track breaks in the wrong places. The same track may be burned again and again.

Summary

Doesn't work reliable for audio CDs. Also, when making an image, the only available file type is .iso but then it changes to .bin when you start ripping. This makes no sense. Switching to an alternate software.

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1 stars

"Dangerous and destructive"

February 22, 2014  |  By jj_anyway

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.9.2

Pros

Nice interface

Cons

Ruins DVD's and hangs my system. Nothing works.

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1 stars

"Used to be great, installs junkware with no opt-out."

January 28, 2014  |  By schmartz

 |  Version: BurnAware Free 6.9.1

Pros

I uninstalled it without using it so I don't know. Past versions were great for basic disk burning.

Cons

V6.9.1 installs AVG Secure Search - no opt out. It immediately popped up in all three web browsers and hijacked my search. Can't uninstall the add-on in FF or IE. Went into control panel programs to remove it - no dice. Clicking uninstall does nothing. Tried deleting the files and something has them open but they don't show in processes. Thanks

Summary

Crapware that screws up your computer. I expect to see an opt out of all extraneous software during uninstall. I was really ticked when it installed and never had an option. Bad enough I just uninstalled it and deleted the download.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1
  • New verification method for data compilations.
  • Compatibility improvements for Windows 10.
  • Updated translations and help file.
  • Minor improvements to user interface and burning process.

Fixes:

  • Bug with updating the disc information after erase.
  • Bug with displaying ISO / UDF options in Custom Disc compilation.
  • Bug with writing empty compilation in rare cases.
General
Publisher Burnaware
Publisher web site http://www.burnaware.com
Release Date May 10, 2015
Date Added May 11, 2015
Version 8.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.03MB
File Name burnaware_free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,477,839
Downloads Last Week 1,211
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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