PowerISO

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 361 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    21,124,494
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (300MB-ISO files trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,413
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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1 stars

"Can't rate this any lower"

July 28, 2015  |  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.

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1 stars

"Made an account just to warn people"

January 16, 2015  |  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.

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1 stars

"Sneaks in 3rd party software"

January 09, 2015  |  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.

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4 stars

"Still a great program - when registered"

December 27, 2014  |  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.

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1 stars

"MALWARE + ARTEMIS TROJAN"

December 22, 2014  |  By volleyballjerry

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.1

Pros

Absolutely none!

Cons

Fortunately McAfee caught this during download. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit version have the problem. Unfortunately I was STUPID by paying 29.99 for the license BEFORE downloading. This company is illegitimate. I do not expect to get a refund (but I will try anyway).

Summary

Do not buy PowerISO under any conditions! I thank God that McAfee caught this problem during the download. And I certainly agree with the other poster who wanted PowerISO to go bankrupt. Me too.

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4 stars

"Software seems good but getting it is confusing"

December 13, 2014  |  By alanfujinami

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.1

Pros

free... relatively easy to use...

Cons

Controlling the outcome, i.e. audio cd versus data cd is convoluted... and the download site has everything that looks like an imgburn download but is some third party junk... and even when installing imgburn, it wants to install a bunch of junk that you don't want

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5 stars

"It did just great."

October 21, 2014  |  By TwymanKela

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.0

Pros

Has every useful function

Cons

Not yet, everything's great for me and my friends!

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1 stars

"MALWARE MALWARE MALWARE MALWARE"

October 19, 2014  |  By PowerISO=Malware!!

 |  Version: PowerISO 6.0

Pros

Great if you like Malware
Great if you like having your browser hijacked
Great if you have endless hours to spend removing hard to find malware

Cons

Malware is automatically installed unbeknown to you. ANd after unistalling PowerIso it remains.. Its then very hard to track down all the malware and remove it.

It changed my browser home to some rubbish search engine.

Also, Unless you pay the hefty 29.99 (malware still comes with the payed version - great thinking PowerISO!!) you are limited to making images of upto 300mb. Well isn't that great!

Summary

Garbage. I cant believe its acceptable to install unwanted crap on my computer without giving me an option to either not install it or to uninstall it afterwards. What kind of a business are you guys running?? its a joke.

I hope PowerISO goes bankrupt!

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1 stars

"Don't Trust"

September 14, 2014  |  By doyling

 |  Version: PowerISO 5.9

Pros

Works with ISO

Cons

Tries to install 2 PUP that it prompts for. One of them is Mezaa. Then changes your home page and search engine without consent, and installs SearchProtect crapware.

Summary

Untrustworthy. When your business model is tricking people and shoving unwanted crap onto someone's system. You have a bad business model and not ethical. Run away from this program.

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1 stars

"Crashed, malware installed. CRAP"

June 27, 2014  |  By DaveD77

 |  Version: PowerISO 5.9

Pros

You get your browser hijacked

Cons

Crashed when opening ISO

Summary

POOP

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.3
  • Improve NTFS and exFAT file system support.
  • Some minor bug fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher PowerISO Computing
Publisher web site http://www.poweriso.com
Release Date June 15, 2015
Date Added June 23, 2015
Version 6.3
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory CD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.49MB
File Name PowerISO6-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,124,494
Downloads Last Week 11,413
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 300MB-ISO files trial
Price $29.95

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