CamStudio

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 223 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,397,836
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    633.69KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Malicious adware included"

June 17, 2015

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

if you can fight through the adware the program has some value

Cons

The "owner" has intentionally included malicious adware to make a fast buck. I have nothing against someone making a profit, but this is dirty and sneaky. Malwarebytes has correctly detected malicious adware in the exe installer. If you install it and are not utterly careful you will get malicious redirects and hard to delete adware on your system and within your browsers.

Summary

This program is not worth the effort to fight through the adware. Use other programs such as Screecast O Matic that will get the job done adware free. There are a myriad of other programs that can accomplish screen capture and video.

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1 stars

"Trojan-keylogger detected"

June 14, 2015  |  By c6989

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

a past version worked ok from what I remember

Cons

Malware-- pretty wild

Summary

I think I had the program installed some years back but since uninstalled it for whatever reason (I don't recall whether or not it was earlier flagged as malware). In any case I still had the downloaded zip/installation file for version 2.0 on my computer and only today it was caught as a keylogger trojan. Unbelievable...

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3 stars

"In general, adequate"

April 14, 2015  |  By peterues

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Free and small

Cons

more CPU usage, slow

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1 stars

"CamStudio Is A Piece of Rubbish"

March 16, 2015

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Free.
Records videos that are a few seconds long.

Cons

Crashes often.
Window cannot minimize properly.
Full of adware.
Five minute long recordings crash the program.

Summary

This program needs to be rechecked by CNET.

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1 stars

"Where is the old, OK version?"

March 09, 2015  |  By movrshakr

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

So, apparently, from reading the previous, there was a version that was OK--even good. Does anybody know that version number and a safe download site?

Cons

Current version full of adware and/or more.

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1 stars

"Full of ad ware and viruses"

February 02, 2015

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Wasn't able to use

Cons

After download my screen looked like the 4th of July with all the pop up ads. DON'T DOWNLOAD

Summary

STAY AWAY

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1 stars

"Full of ADWARE. ADWARE/InstallCore.Gen."

January 29, 2015

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Non - See Cons

Cons

The newest version installs up to 3 different "Adware Programs". If you disable the Adware Internet Browser CamStudio stops working.

Summary

I understand the need to generate revenue and I have used this product before. The Developer's need to rethink the Adware Monetizing as the way its configured in 2.7.2 Build r326. It's not worth having ADWARE and software being installed in the background without your acceptance.

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1 stars

"Riddled with spy and adware"

November 28, 2014  |  By docktoral

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

No redeeming qualities on Windows8

Cons

Terribly slow machine afterwards, riddled with spyware and adware.

Summary

Do not use. Will screw up your machine.

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1 stars

"Trashed my Computer - Avoid it or Regret it!"

November 18, 2014  |  By ChicksHateMe

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Not one Pro on this version

Cons

1. Trashed my Computer
2. Created corrupt AVI files
3. ALWAYS has an update, from ANOTHER site. That update is full of junk.

Summary

I had used CamStudio in the past, and it worked fairly well. SO, I decided to ignore the negative reviews and give the newer version a shot.

WHAT A MISTAKE!!!

1. First, once you install THIS version, it will ALWAYS tell you there's an UPDATED version, and it will get it from ANOTHER site, circumventing CNET's scan and detection of malware and other junk.

2. Even with declining all the crapola the "Updated version" tries to push on you, my computer started to act weird, but I wanted to record my grand daughters volleyball game, so I decided to keep going and try it.

3. It took some tweaking to get it to record the sound AND video. Then it seemed to work, so I thought.

3. First file I saved was game 1, and it looked like it played OK. So I continued on. 2nd one, I tried to save, but didn't change name, so it said it failed saving . and I lost that. 3rd file I thought I got it all right.

4. Upon trying to play back any of the files, my computer came to a crawl. I ended up uninstalling it, but it was too late. Damage was done. I went back and tried to play the files with a number of players and either they would lock up my system, or not play properly.

Not only did I waste my time with trying the software. I have spent the last day scanning to try and find out why my computer pauses still. Either the way it stores the files corrupted my drive, or I got a root kit. I'm still scanning and looking. Or, maybe it's just REALLY badly written.

It's too bad, because it WAS a great program years ago when I tried it and it worked. Maybe whoever took it over decided they gave away enough for free and thought it was time to screw over the people that have used it. Obviously, actually. Because it doesn't work anymore, unless you call offering crap during installation and costing hours of your time recovering from it's corruption working.....

WARNING!!!! Believe the negative reviews. STAY AWAY!!!!

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2 stars

"free and worked but has ADWARE!"

November 10, 2014  |  By anotherwinuser

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

free and worked

Cons

Wow, claims to be open-source but installs ADWARE!

Summary

Hmm, not sure if it's worth it. Lame precedent, Mr. Publisher.
BTW I can't remember if I downloaded it here... The installer does download additional things which is always a big warning sign!

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General
Publisher CamStudio
Publisher web site http://camstudio.org/
Release Date October 26, 2001
Date Added October 26, 2001
Version 1.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 633.69KB
File Name CamStudio_Setup_v2.7.2_r326_(build_19Oct2013).exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,397,836
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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