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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL-- MALWARE"

    February 3, 2014  |   By Paullco

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    I usually trust software from CNET but you have lied to me. This program is UNSAFE and has one of those programs that Changes settings.

    Cons

    This program Changes your HOMEPAGE and causes POP-UPS. Hard to get RID OF and people that write these programs have a special place in HELL. Changed HOMEPAGE and caused REGISTRY errors. CNET....I have lost ALL trust in you...... I thought more of this site.

    Summary

    This program Changes your HOMEPAGE and causes POP-UPS. Hard to get RID OF and people that write these programs have a special place in HELL. Changed HOMEPAGE and caused REGISTRY errors. CNET....I have lost ALL trust in you...... I thought more of this site.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "The program is good but Mailware IS BAD!!!"

    January 22, 2014  |   By bryder75

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    This has always been my go-to program for burning CD's and DVD's, but not any more.

    Cons

    The installer is dishonest and says that you can opt-out of the add-on crud that is bundled with it, but installs it anyway.

    Summary

    Don't use this until they return from the Dark Side.
    (DEVELOPER: PLEASE FIX THESE ISSUES. IT WAS GREAT SOFTWARE.)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Junk program. Burns incomplete video files."

    December 2, 2013  |   By mister_five

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    None that other programs don't have.

    Cons

    Burns incomplete files. Says files fit CD or DVD but then burns truncated and incomplete files.

    Summary

    Don't bother with this krap program.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "formerly THE go-to burning app, now broken with malware"

    November 29, 2013  |   By cestrad

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    None any longer

    Cons

    just google imgburn + opencandy + malware, there isn't much more I can say that hasn't been said. This program was once upon a time something that I would recommend to friends, now I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

    On their support page, they keep saying that users can opt out of the (malware) bundled into their new installers. THIS IS NOT TRUE. I opted out, it installed a whole bunch of garbage anyway. If you go to their support forums, you will see that this is happening to lots of people but the program author keeps locking (and/or deleting) threads with complaints. I have spent the last few hours attempting to disinfect my computer, if I could post logs from Spyboy and Malware-Bytes, I could show you the HUNDREDS of entries directly related to this.

    Summary

    So, while it is standard practice to bundle garbage with freeware, the opt out process is nearly always transparent and actually OPTS OUT. IMGBURN has chosen to include VERY aggressive and difficult-to-get-rid-of applications that WILL hijack your system and 'phone home.' The program authors claims that any unwanted installations are the end-users fault and problem are just disingenuous (at best!). I for one will never EVER use this program again.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't download"

    November 13, 2013  |   By saintckk

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    image creator, nothing more!

    Cons

    Plenty of malware, smiley and tune-up utilities 2014! installed despite specifically deselect these items! Spent more time removing them than spending on imgburn! Dirty tactics shame on you!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Installs Crud Without Consent or Opt Out"

    November 12, 2013  |   By FieldTroll

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    it is free.

    Cons

    Unwanted downloads and changes to multiple browsers.
    SweetTunes & Conduit

    Summary

    Installed Unwanted Programs, Added Toolbars To Different Browsers, Switched My Default Search To Bing, Added An Unknown Search Engine.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "WATCH WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR IN THE DOWNLOADER!"

    November 8, 2013  |   By juliangittoes

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    simple and fast

    Cons

    WATCH WHAT YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR IN THE DOWNLOADER! Custom set up, UNTICK THE BOXES AND DECLINE ALL THE OFFERS! YOU MUST READ WHAT IS ON EACH SCREEN OF THE DOWNLOADER!)THERE ARE NO PROMBLEMS WITH THIS SOFTWARE (THAT I HAVE FOUND YET) THE MALWARE EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT ON HERE ARE JUST PROGRAMME TRIALS AND OFFERS IN THE DOWNLOADER THAT THEY ACCIDENTALLY SIGNED UP FOR IN THE DOWNLOADER BECAUSE THEY DIDNT READ EACH SCREEN.

    Summary

    great simple and fast iso image burner

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD - MALWARE ALERT"

    November 3, 2013  |   By DoNotDownload

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    None as the malware caused major problems and I have been uninstalling, etc. for the past hour.

    Cons

    Full of malware!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't Install! Installer makes unauthorized changes."

    November 1, 2013  |   By trailrunmarcus

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    Unwanted software (if you're into that sort of thing...)

    Cons

    Installs two programs (i.e. besides ImgBurn) and changes your default search engine to Yahoo. Frickin' annoying.

    Summary

    If you like unauthorized changes to your system, this program is for you...

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL"

    November 1, 2013  |   By d76063

    Version: ImgBurn 2.5.8

    Pros

    Didn't get as far as trying out this software

    Cons

    Installs all sort of junk without permission. Had to do a system restore to get rid of it. CNET should filter out this sort of stuff.

    Summary

    full of malware

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