Free Opener

Free Opener

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    140,117
  • Date Added:
    May 31, 2011
  • File Size:
    20.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    734
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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There's nothing more annoying than trying to open a file, only to find that you don't have the right program on hand to do the job. That's where Free Opener comes in. It opens a large variety of files without any hassle. We rarely keep the applications we review, but this is one that we plan on keeping around for personal use.

The program has a very simple user interface, with only three menu options: File, Edit, and Help. Using the File menu, we were able to browse for and select different files to view in the large window. One by one, we opened PDF, AVI, XLS, and HTML files without any trouble whatsoever. No matter what file we chose, each one opened clearly and effortlessly in the window. In terms of help, the About feature gives a listing of the numerous file types that are supported by the program. Another link sends you to the program's Web site, where you can access FAQs. The Preferences menu doesn't offer much, just the option to change the skin of the interface, but we can't complain because the program performed perfectly. Free Opener has one job, and it does it well.

The program installs and uninstalls cleanly.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 22

1 stars

"Does not work with CR2"

July 06, 2014  |  By JadeCobra

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

No pros here.

Cons

This does not work with CR2 files as it claims.

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1 stars

"Free with spamware"

June 21, 2014  |  By Frungi

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

Probably does what it claims; I'm not sure—see Cons.

Cons

The description claims, "There's nothing more annoying than trying to open a file, only to find that you don't have the right program on hand to do the job."

I believe I've found something more annoying: Trying to install this program without installing the bundled spamware. After dismissing two install screens for software that is not Free Opener itself, I gave up.

Summary

Even if this software works exactly as claimed, to my mind, any benefits are canceled out by the extra, unwanted software that it tries to install alongside it. It's "free" for a reason.

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1 stars

"Can I give it ZERO stars? JUST DON'T~!!!"

March 31, 2014  |  By yowhuzup

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

Not aware of any

Cons

Immediately when I started downloading, my virus software went crazy deleting viruses. Whoever gave this a good rating works for the hacks that created this "software". Don't download it!

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3 stars

"good software"

September 27, 2013  |  By JcharlesBrown

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

Using this tool I opened different types of file format like pdf, doc, docx, zip etc.

Cons

while installation of program I saw many viruses.

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1 stars

"Terrible junk"

September 10, 2013  |  By akornz

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

None, its a piece of ****

Cons

Terrible program, it installed about 5 other malware programs with it. Also messed up all my browser settings and added its own plugins so I had to reset all my settings. Now I'm going to have to scan for viruses which I probably will have.

Summary

Seriously, do not download this. Bad idea.

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1 stars

"Installs spyware - AVOID!!!"

August 30, 2013  |  By jmcgeever

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

Dont use this.

Cons

During installation you can go into advanced options and deselect all the add-ins it will install during the default install. I did this but it still installed a pile of stuff e.g. MyPCBAkup, shortcuts on chrome etc etc. Interestingly it did not install the actual app. I spent the next 30 mins trying to backout the changes and had to run a full spyware scan.

Summary

Installs spyware. Avoid.

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! It has viruses"

June 11, 2013  |  By ihot

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! It has viruses

Cons

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! It has viruses. The viruses were so bad I had to reformat my hard drive!! One was the FBI virus. The other was Trojan Tobfy.A. Forgot the name of third virus - I scanned with M/S endpoint and it keeps deleting them - but they come right back up.

Summary



Updated on Jun 11, 2013

Even SpyHunter and malwarebytes could not get rid of them. They delete them, but the viruses reincarnate themselves!!

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1 stars

"Adware trojan"

March 06, 2013  |  By sometimes_downloader

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

don't download this

Cons

this is filled with adware. Unless you want to spend the next 15 minutes finding and uninstalling malware, stay away from this! will install adware even if you try to opt out or cancel installation. CNET please be more vigilent in your review process, this software is infected according to most antivirus protection.

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4 stars

"very useful program"

February 24, 2013  |  By highresolutionist

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

A FILE THAT YOU CAN OPENEd text,subtitles very easy....

Cons

nothing get

Summary

very easy and very fast opener text files i prefer from notepad....

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5 stars

"Great software"

January 01, 2013  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Free Opener 1.0

Pros

It let open many and many file format, as it says.
Very good program. Easy to install and to work.
Good job!

Cons

No con at this moment.

Summary

Download soon as possible thi piece of software, you will not regret.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher EZ Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.freeopener.com
Release Date May 02, 2011
Date Added May 31, 2011
Version 1.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Image Viewers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.38MB
File Name freeopener_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 140,117
Downloads Last Week 734
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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