Free Sound Recorder

Free Sound Recorder

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 701 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,426,969
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 01, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: Free Sound Recorder includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. Free Sound Recorder has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.

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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 701 votes

    • 5 star 280
    • 4 star 84
    • 3 star 57
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 246
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1 stars

"Horrible, Adds toolbar to browsers even after uninstall"

April 16, 2012  |  By Rsg82

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

SPYware- if you like spyware that is.

Cons

TOOLBARs in browsers, spyware.

Summary

Don't take my word for it... read all the other reviews.

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1 stars

"Malware - do not download"

December 01, 2011  |  By PiezoSapphire

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

There are no positives given that this acts like malware.

Cons

Installed and declined add-ons. Recorded short test and tried to play back. Three seconds into playback, my firewall tells me it is blocking a connection to an IP and considers the connection risky. I don't connect and sound-record freezes

Summary

CNET needs to remove this from the approved list--it's hurting their brand.

Updated on Dec 1, 2011

When I started Chrome, I found it had installed the toolbar in chrome. I also found that it tried to install a toolbar in Firefox (Bless you, Mozilla, for requiring opt-in for toolbars in Firefox 8 and above.) And I found that even though I had uninstalled it through the control panel, it left files and folders on my hard drive. I should have checked reviews before I downloaded, but I was in a hurry and trusted CNET's certification since it's always been good before. Now I don't, and you shouldn't either.

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1 stars

"This is junk and will infect your computer"

November 30, 2011  |  By jshook07

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

Never worked

Cons

It installed a toolbar, even though it gave me no option to do so. Then I uninstalled the toolbar, but it keeps popping back up, and resetting the settings in Chrome.

Summary

Virus/Spyware

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1 stars

"Total fail, and forced toolbar install after Opt-Out"

November 30, 2011  |  By CelticClergy

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

none, it never successfully installed since I opted-out of all invasive add-ons (4 separate attempts from 3 different download sources)

Cons

even after opting-out of toolbar and other add-ons, which prevented successful install of actual software, I found it had installed toolbar anyway. After uninstalling from each browser and Programs folder, then rebooting pc, SpyBot and Vipre still found residual trojan spore and System Mechanic had to fix my registry.

Summary

The last update seems to have been to turn it into a trojan virus, infecting registry and browsers even when you opt-out and uninstall. If you opt-out of all the add-ons it will not install the program you were actually needing but you will be infected with the add-ons you refused.

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1 stars

"was not able to get this program to work at all."

November 29, 2011  |  By LTImbeau

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

XXXXXXXXXX

Cons

Loads the toolbar even when I opted out of not loading it

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5 stars

"It is wonderful!"

November 29, 2011  |  By themoonmaiden

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

Easy to download. Easy to use. Good sound quality.

Cons

You need additional software to save files. It isn't very attractive.

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3 stars

"Good, but god it's ugly"

November 23, 2011  |  By SingularitySky

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

Sound was really clear, crisp, sharp, and sound level meters worked really well.

Cons

It's really ugly looking software.

Summary

So to sum it up, I used it and it worked really well. I was able to save sound files, so I don't know what some of the other users on here have been smoking. I don't use IE, but use chrome, so it might have installed a toolbar I'll never know lol. However, I have switched to a $20 paid application that does the same job but isn't UGLY. I use sound recording software a lot, I want something that doesn't make my eyes bleed. Developer, take note.

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5 stars

"Excellent program, easy to opt out of paid extras"

November 16, 2011  |  By flyingx4squirrel

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

Very simple and easy to use, includes hotkey to instantly record or stop. Program saves instantly as soon as you press stop, it does not require you to buy anything to save. You can set it to save in any of four formats: mp3, ogg, wma, or wav. Set it to save in any directory you want, then edit the file with any editing program - buying CoolEdit is not required either.

Cons

Almost didn't download this because of the "spyware" reviews. It's very easy to opt out - there's two boxes to uncheck, and a "Decline" button. Free Sound Recorder will still install perfectly if you decline the toolbar. Nothing is installed without your knowledge - Read Before You Click!!

Summary

Very good at what it does, no payment required for anything, and no mandatory spyware install.

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1 stars

"UTTER Useless"

November 14, 2011  |  By yahayaha

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

Absolutely NONE

Cons

Utter utter useless

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1 stars

"I downloaded the "FREE" software"

November 03, 2011  |  By 99FBIAGENT

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 9.2.7

Pros

It does record, but you can not save it.

Cons

The FREE SOFTWARE does not let you SAVE unless you purchase the product. WHAT KIND OF FREE IS THAT?

Summary

IT IS A LIE.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.2.7
Version 9.2.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes
General
Publisher CoolRecordEdit
Publisher web site http://coolrecordedit.com
Release Date August 01, 2011
Date Added August 01, 2011
Version 9.2.7
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Streaming Audio Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.02MB
File Name FreeSoundRecorder_CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,426,969
Downloads Last Week 3,738
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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