CNET Editors' review
If you need an easy way to create disk images, it's hard to imagine an option that's easier than PowerISO. This simple program makes it a breeze to create disk images in several different formats, open existing images, and burn disk images to CDs and DVDs.
PowerISO has a straightforward interface that's easy to navigate. A set of clearly marked buttons across the top make the program's main features easily accessible. It took us just a few seconds to navigate to a handful of files we wanted to include and then save them as an ISO file, though the program also gave us the option of DAA and BIN files. PowerISO also has options for mounting and compressing existing disk images, as well as burning disk images to disks. A built-in Help file is brief but well-written. There's a configuration menu from which to select options for virtual drives and audio formats. PowerISO doesn't overwhelm with its features -- its capabilities are fairly basic -- but it gets high marks for being easy to use and providing disk image tools that meet the needs of users at all levels.
The trial version of PowerISO limits users to creating disk images of 300M or less. The program installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PowerISO 5.4.PowerISO - Burn, create, and convert ISOs - Download Video Previews:
From PowerISO Computing:
PowerISO is a powerful CD / DVD / BD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files, and mount ISO files with internal virtual drive. It can process almost all CD / DVD / BD image files including ISO and BIN files. PowerISO provides an all-in-one solution. You can do every thing with your ISO files and disc image files.
What's new in this version:
Improve Bluray disc burning.
Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
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All versions:3.5 stars
out of 344 votes
Current version:1.0 stars
out of 1 votes
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"Hijacked browser, not fully functional"
Version: PowerISO 5.9
Mounts virtual drives in much the same was as Daemon tools.
IF you were to pay to get the pro version you could also rip your DVDs to take backups, but the free version from cnet has a 300Mb limitation on ripping.
The DVD rip size limitation as above.
It changes the home page, search page, and various options of all the browsers.
It installs a program that runs in the background that re-instates the hijack search / home pages after you change them back to what you want.
If you search your installed programs by installed date you can find the hijacker as the most recently installed program, uninstall it, reset your settings, back to where you were.
I did not expect to get hijack browser malware in a program from cnet. As per other reviewer, I've always trusted cnet before, this has changed my opinion.