Download.com Shuttlecock
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

PowerISO

$29.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 367 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    21,680,576
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (300MB-ISO files trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,458
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

To create ISO files to burn in Windows, you need a third-party tool like PowerISO. PowerISO boasts single-click ISO extraction, Blu-ray compatibility, and the ability to edit ISO files directly. It also rips and burns audio CDs, compresses files, creates bootable USB drives, and more.

Pros

Windows integration: PowerISO's setup options include file associations, autostart on boot, shell menu integration, and the ability to create up to 23 virtual drives. Changes require a reboot.

No-nonsense layout: PowerISO's user interface isn't flashy, but it's efficient, well rendered, and perfectly suited for the job.

Virtual drive manager: Right-clicking the Virtual Drive Manager in the system tray let us quickly unpack and mount ZIP, RAR, 7Z, and ISO files; set the number of virtual drives; open PowerISO; view Help; and more.

Reliable: If you've ever turned blank discs into drink coasters with a bad ISO file or inadequate burning software, a premium tool like PowerISO can help earn its keep with fewer failures.

Cons

Costs money: PowerISO isn't expensive for premium software, but plenty of free tools do a perfectly good job, too.

Bottom Line

PowerISO is definitely a top choice for creating and burning ISO files in Windows. You get what you pay for in performance, reliability, and extras, but whether PowerISO is for you might depend on how often you create ISO files and burn discs. If you only burn a disc now and then, you might want to try a free tool first. For "frequent fryers," PowerISO might be a bargain.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of PowerISO 6.0. The trial version has limited functionality.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 283

5 stars

"Seems people don't know how to read basic instructions"

May 13, 2016  |  By Falyreas

2016-05-13 17:57:59  |  By Falyreas

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.5

Pros

*Very nice and intuitive UI
*Cascaded Shell integration
*All the basic functionality expected of a program of this type is included
*Also includes some additional functionality/tools which is nice, such as editing of images, and creating a bootable USB drive

Cons

*Some of the options for its functionality is not as detailed as some other more specialized programs out there, such as Alcohol 120%

Summary

As of the date of writing of this review, version 6.5, uploaded on Feb 12, there was no junkware nor malware installed with the program. It seems that some people have issues following basic onscreen instructions. The install program does give you an option to not install the 2 junkwares that you're presented with, and the options do work; I unchecked them, and could find no trace of any additional programs other than PowerISO installed on my system afterwards (I checked both AppData, ProgramData, Program Files, and Windows, and also my other secondary storage drives). Kaspersky was also running during this, and detected nothing out of the ordinary.

The same was true when I installed this program a year or two ago, at version 5.3.

And for those complaining of the 300MB restriction on the free version: Are you kidding me? I don't see how that is a valid complaint against the program seeing as how you haven't payed for it?

Anyways, solid program all around and I highly recommend it, especially for people who are not so tech-savvy as it's UI is just phenemonal; you can easily tell if an image is bootable or not (and it's rarely wrong), and you can edit the image very similarly to if you were editing a folder through Windows. There's also a handy Bootable USB drive creator, which is simple but gets the job done, especially for those who are not particularly tech-savvy.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"BEWARE! Bundled with malware!"

February 28, 2016  |  By sndchaser

2016-02-28 14:56:00  |  By sndchaser

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.5

Pros

There are no pros to using this software unless you are a masochist or looking to have your identity stolen.

Cons

While I had deselected the 3rd part software installs that came bundled with this program, a program called "Chromium" was installed along with Power ISO. Chromium shows up in the task manager as "chrome.exe" described as "Google Chrome", and looks identical to Google Chrome with the exception of a greyscale icon. I used the uninstaller, and surprise, it doesn't come off. It took some time in regedit to locate the fake "chrome.exe" and fully remove this from our computer. Who knows who developed "Chromium" or what it does with the passwords and credit card information you enter in its browser windows, but if it gets on your computer in such a shady manner and tries to masquerade as a legitimate program in such a shady manner, and doesn't uninstall in such a shady manner, then you have to assume that they're up to no good.

Summary

I don't normally post reviews on things, but it was so wrong of the developer of Power ISO to sneak this malware in with their software that I felt the need to warn others.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Crapware Installer"

January 03, 2016  |  By JoeDoe1980

2016-01-03 03:33:20  |  By JoeDoe1980

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.4

Pros

This program was good now its loded with crapware

Cons

If you decide to install this be ready to hurdle the numerous crapware installers loaded into the setup file. There are better programs elsewhere. Personally I would stay away. Used to be a good program until they loaded all the crapware into it's installer.

Summary

See crapware comments above

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

3 stars

"Buggy but workable"

November 01, 2015  |  By bethtreib

2015-11-01 11:35:57  |  By bethtreib

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.4

Pros

I finally got it to work after a few tries

Cons

Full of bugs

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

5 stars

"Small & Efficient"

August 18, 2015  |  By AmbrosiusGiancarlo

2015-08-18 00:46:46  |  By AmbrosiusGiancarlo

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.3

Pros

I've used it for 1 years. Pretty good system utility!!!

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

1 stars

"Don't download! 300mb LIMIT!!!"

August 04, 2015  |  By rickrey88

2015-08-04 15:29:39  |  By rickrey88

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.3

Pros

Not sure I wasn't able to use the program!!!

Cons

Label says "Free" but you only can convert 300mb!! Who the hell would only convert a 300mb DVD? A bunch of crap!!!!

Summary

Very disappointed, when you say free it should be. At least say a trial period or something, be upfront!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

1 stars

"Can't rate this any lower"

July 28, 2015  |  By Brian Flenner

2015-07-28 14:20:22  |  By Brian Flenner

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.3

Pros

There is nothing good about the free version of this software

Cons

First, this installed bloatware even after I selected customer installation and unchecked all the bloatware I saw. Worse, the free version is not capable of working with files greater than 300mb, it prompts you to buy the full version.

Summary

This software does nothing except install unwanted crap unless you buy the full version.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

1 stars

"Made an account just to warn people"

January 16, 2015  |  By spiderobert

2015-01-16 19:25:00  |  By spiderobert

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.1

Pros

It burns dmg images.

Cons

THIS PROGRAM IS A CON ...
DO NOT INSTALL THIS:
it offers you two PUPs to begin with, which is ok, but even if you decline those it still goes ahead and installs malware that changes your search engine, new tab page, and homepage. It also makes it very difficult to change those back. the malware also doesn't come off when you uninstall this program

Summary

AVOID AVOID AVOID.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

1 stars

"Sneaks in 3rd party software"

January 09, 2015  |  By mikejdb

2015-01-09 16:07:33  |  By mikejdb

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.1

Pros

PowerISO is a great program.

Cons

It comes bundled with some 3rd party software that you can NOT decline to install!!!
I unchecked ALL the boxes in the advanced section to make sure that the 3rd party stuff didn't install and it still did.

This is SUPER shady!

The 3rd party stuff hijacks many Firefox (And probably all other web browser) functions:

1) Changes your home page
2) Changes your search page
3) Changes the page that shows up when you open a New Tab.

Summary

I sadly strongly suggest NOT installing this software!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT is super super evil/shady etc when a company has this kind of business practices.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2)   (0)  

4 stars

"Still a great program - when registered"

December 27, 2014  |  By bill15129

2014-12-27 12:43:40  |  By bill15129

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.1

Pros

Create custom ISO/DMG files for CD/DVD/Blu-ray
Make USB drives from ISO/disk
Make bootable USB drives
Perpetual license

Cons

Unregistered "public" version is packaged with "offer" code that is suspect

Summary

Some of the functions of PowerISO (which used to make it indispensable) are now built into Windows 8 and later. However, PowerISO is much easier to use (for all but mounting a simple ISO) and offers conversion and virtual drive options that are unique and more flexible.

There has been much made of PowerISO containing malware, and some anti-virus programs flag the download or the website as suspect. However, registered users may request from support what PowerISO calls their "pure" version which does not contain any of the "offer" code that has been at issue. I confirmed this by installing using TotalUninstall and reviewing all file and registry settings made. It is indeed clean.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

Results 1–10 of 283

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for PowerISO
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 6.6
  • New "DISM Tool" function is available.
  • Can config shell context menu.
  • Can config toolbar buttons.
  • Improve dmg and wim file support.
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher PowerISO Computing
Publisher web site http://www.poweriso.com
Release Date May 25, 2016
Date Added May 26, 2016
Version 6.6
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.53MB
File Name PowerISO6-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,680,576
Downloads Last Week 6,458
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 300MB-ISO files trial
Price $29.95

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for PowerISO

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK