CamStudio

CamStudio

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 216 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,363,180
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    633.69KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,810
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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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1 stars

"Be very careful"

November 07, 2014  |  By riscario

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

Free: you can't beat the price but you pay in other ways

Cons

bloatware/adware: Even if you're careful during the installation, you'll get unintended programs installed. That's unacceptable.

Summary

I didn't try the program because the other installed programs were causing problems. My default search engine got changed. Extra ads started showing and an unexpected program started running. Luckily I was able to remove the junk via the Control Panel. At the same time I got rid of CamStudio.

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1 stars

"Beware !!! Absolute bloatware."

November 06, 2014  |  By mpithapurwala

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

It didn't even work for me. Kept complaining that the set renderer was incompatible !

Cons

Bloatware ! Installed 10 other programs with itself. Changed the default search engine, started tinkering with my registry ! Scary ! Now I am worried that it might have left behind a virus or something.

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1 stars

"Shame on CNET!!!"

October 09, 2014  |  By tlr2003

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

The cons by far outweigh the positives.

Cons

CNET should clean up their act and stop inflicting so much misery on others. To the editors of CNET, have you no shame? No moral compass?

I would would be happy to pay them a reasonable amount to download safe software.

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1 stars

"I ignored the warnings; I suffered the consequences"

October 08, 2014  |  By XNam360

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

No pros here

Cons

I saw the other reviewers complaining about malware, but decided to ignore them and install this anyway. Big mistake. The warnings were right! This CamStudio download provided by CNet unleashes a bunch of malware into your system as soon as you install it. Thankfully, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware was able to remove the malware.

Summary

I wanted to use CamStudio to record a video game, but the malware unleashed by the CamStudio installation prevented the video game (along with a whole bunch of other software on my computer) from running. I know the malware came from the CamStudio installation, because they started immediately after I installed CamStudio and there was nothing wrong with my computer before then. What's the point of a screen recorder when installing the screen recorder prevents the very thing that I was planning on using it for from being opened?

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1 stars

"Complete Rubbish"

September 15, 2014  |  By Keith Edmunds

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

Nightmare to install as the malware fights your AV. Default configuration senseless (audio record and full screen off by default) so time wasted in needless troubleshooting. Then when you go to use it for the task it crashes endlessly...result expensive training day lost.

Summary

I got sucked in by the CNET review. Lesson learnt, CNET reviews ignored for ever henceforth. Listen to the community folks, listen to the community.

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1 stars

"Only Spams, no use"

September 13, 2014

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

nothing as far as I can see.

Cons

Installs several spams which are very troublesome and difficult to remove. I made a record for 15 minutes and after conversion, there was an error message saying can not replace and everything is lost. Never got for this. Remember that I told you if you select this and waste your time and damage computer.

Summary

The worst software I have used.

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1 stars

"Tons of viruses"

July 05, 2014  |  By msptori

 |  Version: CamStudio 2.7.2 Build r326

Pros

There is no pros. I will explain to those that this program used to never have viruses. It was a safe, trusting, popular program. Starting in 2012, it went off the cliff with viruses. I noticed that because I used to have it and it worked in "2010".

Cons

Many cons and my pro is pretty much my con. I want to know what happen? Did they get it hacked or just overflow it with viruses on purpose?

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Full Specifications

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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 Me, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 633.69KB
File Name CamStudio_Setup_v2.7.2_r326_(build_19Oct2013).exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,363,180
Downloads Last Week 1,810
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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