Free M4a to MP3 Converter User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT download. Guaranteed flood of malware"

    May 21, 2015  |   By misterjessegrant

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    There are no pros, the editors rating is infuriating. Literally a system killer once installed.

    Cons

    installed at least 8 pieces of software, complete with their own branching malware, without permission. I spent a fruitless hour trying to stay a step ahead... cancelling processes, shutting down services, uninstalling programs that happily reinstalled themselves with not a peep from windows defender.
    This was a BRAND NEW install of windows 8.1. This was very lucky for me as I ended up having no choice but to reinstall my OS in order to get rid of all the malicious crap. malewarebytes successfully got rid of 197(!) pieces of maleware but did not catch everything.

    This is the last piece of software I will ever download from a cnet-owned website. This once trustworthy company should be completely ashamed.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Malware installed"

    May 8, 2015  |  

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    No pros at all. Downloaded from site not cnets installer

    Cons

    Installed 2 programs and hijacked chrome browser. Beware if you install it. They also said if you register an email for their newsletter you can get a code to take away ads. I waited 2 hours and still nothing.

    Summary

    I wouldn't buy software from this company if it was for a $1 donation. I am very saddened by CNET's approval of such software.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "HOLY MALWARE"

    April 26, 2015  |   By monkbr

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    WOW it came with an additional program I had never given permission to be installed!

    Cons

    And that program's name iiiis malware!

    Summary

    Not just couldn't did what it told it could, it's also installed malware. WOW

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Danger: malware"

    April 18, 2015  |   By sgonzalez333

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    Does a good job at converting M4A files to various formats

    Cons

    It installs various malware programs which run in the background, which cannot be terminated with Task Manager and which crash the uninstaller if you try to remove them.

    Summary

    Bottom line: unless you plan on formatting your hard drive after converting the files, avoid this program. Too much crap infects your computer

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Limit to conversion length"

    April 4, 2015  |   By typhooned

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Limit to conversion length

    Summary

    I tried to convert some songs to mp3 and it only converted the first 3 minutes of each song. It was easy to use, though...

    Updated on Apr 4, 2015

    ***Previous review for wrong product.*** This one works great!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DOWNLOADER THREAT!! WhAt has happened to CNET!?"

    March 29, 2015  |   By ganerd

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    NONE! I HATE LIARS WHO CLAIM A "FREE" PRODUCT THEN FILL IT MALWARE/ADWARE!
    AND YES! I downloaded it DIRECTLY from the manufacturer not using CNET's screwed-up adware installer

    Cons

    When I download this version it alerted me of threat. It was unable to FIX the file, but had to REMOVE it. l

    Summary

    SHAME CNET has gone so far down as to rate this spyware "EXCELLENT"!? They USED TO guarantee against this. AND YES! To all the ***** on here that ASSUME everyone is such an idiot as to use CNET'S installer. I downloaded it DIRECTLY from the manufacturer not using CNET's screwed-up adware installer

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Browser Hijack"

    January 24, 2015  |   By nzcdog

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    Used to be cool, I used previous versions frequently

    Cons

    Now it hijacks your browser, and is a real PITA to remove

    Summary

    Avoid this software, find an alternative. Waste of my time

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware of browser hijacking!"

    January 22, 2015  |  

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    Will convert your files for "free" but with a cost of adware and browser hijacking.

    Cons

    Will convert your files for "free" but with a cost of adware and browser hijacking.

    Summary

    Go elsewhere. DO NOT INSTALL

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfect for converting m4b audiobooks to mp3"

    January 22, 2015  |   By capevelvet1

    Version: Free M4a to MP3 Converter 8.4

    Pros

    I love this program.It's perfect for converting m4b audiobooks to mp3.I have never had any problems using this program.

    Cons

    Absolutely none

    Summary

    i would like to point out that the staff editors review above is incorrect as this program definitely does convert m4b used by audiobooks.

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