Freecorder

Freecorder

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 89 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    285,441
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 29, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    507
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.3

    out of 29 votes

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1 stars

"Pros don't out-way the Cons!"

April 03, 2013  |  By mcoody

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

Downloads data from websites.

Cons

You will be hijacked by start.sweetpacks.com bringing about pop-ups and redirected webpages!

Summary

Terrible! Same as user Clzok, I joined CNET just to make this post and save you some time and trouble.

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1 stars

"Strait ADWARE, Cannot Remove It even with Norton"

February 18, 2013  |  By Clzok

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

will record your any webpage at a cost

Cons

too many to list; STAY AWAY YOU CANNOT REMOVE IT I literally joined CNET to post this!!

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1 stars

"This Product is LOADED With Ad Ware! Beware!"

January 22, 2013  |  By wb4mmv

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

Downloaded it as a test at the request of a friend who was having problems downloading this program. He wanted to see if it was his problem or a general problem. It loaded find for me. Then the search suggestions, 'deals' pop-ups, and drop down coupons showed up everywhere. My main interest was getting rid of this cancer at that point! I guess that it might even work but I really didn't care at this point!

Cons

The ad ware that you will get appears on most of the web pages that you use and not just on the Freecorder application. Your browsers homepage will become a search engine that uses the web extension '.DO'. It looks a lot like Google but isn't. You will get many words highlighted on webpages that you got to that are actually links for a pay per click site called 'TidyNetwork.com'. You will also get a couple of other sycophant pieces of software that 'offer' you deal pop-ups and a drop down coupons box much of the time. Even worse, you get a program called 'Strongbox' which will want you to back-up your computer data on their 'cloud'. God help you if you should decided to use that, I suspect! If you use any of these worthless things, the company that owns Freecorder will get paid for your click (and probably for your 'Strongbox' data harvest too!). The good news is that I don't think that there is actual virus software included although some data harvesting may well be going on.

Summary

To dump this thing, go to your Windows computer's control panel and click on the 'Programs > Uninstall A Program' links. You will have about two to four programs with the name 'Freecorder' in them. You will also have to remove the 'Tidy Network' software, 'Strongbox', and a couple of others whose names I unfortunately didn't log. You should sort you programs by the date and remove the things that were downloaded at the time of your Freecorder download with some care, obviously! You will probably want to change your homepages in Chrome and Explorer to something other than Freecorder's 'preferred' search site which they have 'nicely' provided for you.

If you use Firefox, you will need to completely remove Firefox, download it again, and re-install it. 'Freecorder' in the Firefox Add-Ons list will not remove it or its associated ad ware. It will live on embedded in Firefox otherwise even though you removed it from your computer's software library.

I liked the idea of having this type of program on my computer so I downloaded the much better rated Free Studio software. I haven't actually used it but it is an honest program that does not seem to come with any unwanted junk that you didn't ask for and which you weren't pre-notifed that you would get!

DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS SOFTWARE!!

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1 stars

"Will likely have to re-install Windows because of this"

January 12, 2013  |  By sdljkfoi43hf

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

Has tons of very useful features all in one package.

Cons

The whole thing is adware and malware and my computer worked fine until I uninstalled, now the Internet is all buggy, my games won't play. This software totally messes up your operating system and I fully expect that they have left hidden malware on the PC. This is going to take a lot of time and effort for me to reinstall the whole system because I decided to try Freecorder.

Summary

If you put this on your computer and it gets destroyed, I don't feel bad for you, because I'm warning you.

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5 stars

"It works! As an alternative to SoundTap"

January 08, 2013  |  By tomysshadow

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

Unlike most softwares that record audio from your speakers, Freecorder is not only free, but does what it says. Without it, I had trouble recording my speakers due to my Logitech headset, which made it so Stereo Mix would not output anything. This software correctly recorded the audio, and even has an option to wait until there is no silence. And I don't have to even open the Control Panel or change any setting.
Most people say here they received Malware, but I suspect this is CNET's fault, I downloaded this from their website and got no malware.
Haven't tested the video recording because I didn't need it.

Cons

Pretty well none, except a couple things. First, I wish I could record in WAV format. Second, I wish there was an option to turn off the wait until there is noise to record thingy (and also record silence). Other than that, perfect!
Note: This worked in Chrome, but for some reason it is glitchy in Firefox.

Summary

This software is very worth downloading. It does exactly what it says, no malware, and the cons are very subtle.

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1 stars

"DO NOT INSTALL!!!! Loads of malware including rootkit"

December 14, 2012  |  By tylertork

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

None -- I don't dare leave it on my computer.

Cons

I declined all the additional software but it still installed the search.us.com browser hijacker. I'm having a hell of a time getting rid of it.

Summary

Don't use anything from applian.

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1 stars

"adds lots of malware"

October 31, 2012  |  By bandman322

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

The recorder worked great but all of a sudden I had loads of malware on my computer. After hours of figuring out how to get it off the recorder no longer works.

Cons

The recorder worked great but all of a sudden I had loads of malware on my computer. After hours of figuring out how to get it off the recorder no longer works.

Summary

There must be a better piece of software out there than this one that does not have all the malware. It's just not worth putting your computer and your personal information in jeopardy to get a few songs off the web.

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4 stars

"Does the job"

October 26, 2012  |  By pineneedle2020

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

It does the job. I had no major problems so far. This software was able to download videos from different websites.

Cons

When installing it tricks you to install search bar etc. but if you opt out it doesn't install....

Summary

It does the job but when installing make sure you don't install search bar...

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4 stars

"" Works Just Fine for Me " !!!!!"

October 05, 2012  |  By mickeylawry

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

Good Sound !!

Cons

No pause control !!

Summary

" It Is Free....What Do Some Of You Want For Nothing " ??????

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1 stars

"LOADED WITH ADWARE"

September 19, 2012  |  By tornadoxp

 |  Version: Freecorder 5.0

Pros

Not applicable

Cons

Comes bundled with adware which, despite what the installer tells you, cannot be opted out of

Summary

Avoid at ALL costs. Annoying toolbars. Adware, which is tough to uninstall Pretty much as annoying as a program could possibly be.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 features improvements in MP3 conversions, adds YouTube download Wizard.
General
Publisher Applian Technologies
Publisher web site http://applian.com/
Release Date June 11, 2011
Date Added August 29, 2011
Version 5.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.84MB
File Name Freecorder8SetupDO.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 285,441
Downloads Last Week 507
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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