PowerISO

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 352 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.3
File Size:
2.41MB
Date Added:
November 24, 2008
Price:
Free to try (300MB ISO file trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008
Total Downloads:
20,557,761
Downloads Last Week:
17,029
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

This muscular disc-imaging utility is not kidding around (though we thought the demo might be). PowerISO lets you mount virtual drives, create bootable discs, and generate CD and floppy images. It supports a huge number of image formats, including standard ISO and IMG files as well as files created by almost all popular disc-burning programs such as Nero, CloneCD, and Alcohol120%.

Our one major caveat is that the trial version doesn't let you create images larger than 300MB (most CDs hold 700MB), making it much harder to fully test the product. On the other hand, the trial period is unlimited, so some users may actually prefer this arrangement. Trial restrictions aside, we think PowerISO makes a good pick for intermediate to advanced users.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 352 votes

    • 5 star: 121
    • 4 star: 100
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 17
    • 1 star: 90
  • Current Version:

    2.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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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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  • 1 stars

    "If you like spending hours getting rid of crap,download"

    June 02, 2014   |   By TECHCRZY

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    None what so ever It's not cheap and even with paid version it installs all the junk that comes with an unusable 300mg file limit evaluation.

    Cons

    It installs Opencandy, conduit toolbar, some coupon crapola thingy and about three more nasty little programs.

    Summary

    Do yourself and others by not downloading this crap and protest on there website.

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  • 1 stars

    "filled with adware and malware"

    May 29, 2014   |   By isaythetruth

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    nothing, it didn't fulfill my needs

    Cons

    adware and malware

    Summary

    useless and full of adware and malware

    Updated on May 29, 2014

    uninstall a program called ( serch protect ) its one of the adwares , god knows what else have been added !!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Malware, do not use"

    May 29, 2014   |   By sprice86

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    None, too dangerous to be usable

    Cons

    Used to be good, but is now no more than a vehicle for infecting your system with some really nasty malware, and viruses.

    Summary

    Avoid like a plague (which is what it is)

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  • 1 stars

    "PowerISO ADMITS including Search Product From Conduit!"

    May 25, 2014   |   By NeilSalemMA

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    PowerISO claims that one can de-select Search Product From Conduit at the beginning of the installation of PowerISO ...but

    Cons

    Search Product From Conduit is pre-selected at the beginning of the installation. I'm not convinced that de-selecting it will prevent if from being installed. IF it is installed, it's not even close to being benign software. It deserves the most pejorative name: MALWARE!

    Summary

    I wrote to the support folks at poweriso.com and asked them to explain all of the reviews here that complain loudly about malware and spyware in this product. They replied:

    "Thank you for your message. PowerISO setup file contains Search Protect from Conduit. You can skip it during installation. You can also download PowerISO pure version from below links. The pure version doesn't contain any other offer."

    I am not supplying their links for the "pure" version since I cannot trust them.

    The Search Product From Conduit is a nasty bit of software that is nearly impossible to remove. You can't simply go to Add/Remove Programs! Read this LONG article from Lavasoft that describes a removal procedure:

    http colon slash slash www.lavasoft.com / mylavasoft / company / blog / how-to-remove-search-protect-by-conduit-ltd

    I cannot understand how or why CNET would allow such malicious software to be distributed here! ARE YOU READING THIS CNET?

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  • 1 stars

    "They are so stupid!! dont play smart Power ISO"

    May 24, 2014   |   By ticocanaco

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    long time on the market product

    Cons

    failed by adding stupid, useless, dangerous, unwanted software.

    Summary

    FEELING VERY DISAPPOINTED!

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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE!!!!!"

    May 17, 2014   |   By vertical2010

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    None, due to installation of malware.

    Cons

    Got a while? Would give it zero stars if I could. As others have mentioned, PowerISO installed a browser hijacker (Conduit search) without my consent (I had deselected it). It reset browser settings, deleted history and saved tabs on Firefox. It also installed some sort of phone-home adware that I had to root out with Malwarebytes, which reported it ad "dangerous." I strongly recommend you not do business with a company that operates like this.

    Summary

    Look elsewhere.

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE OF EMBEDDED MALWARE"

    May 09, 2014   |   By cramdon96

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    Works fine as an ISO burner

    Cons

    I have a paid registered version of PowerISO. On the last update to 5.9 it installed Malware that hijacked my search engine and started displaying unwanted ads in my browser. I had to uninstall both Conduit and Pureleads programs requiring 2 reboots and then run Malwarebytes to completely remove all the crap.

    Summary

    Can't trust them anymore.

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  • 1 stars

    "Waste of Time + You get "Conduit" Broweser Hijacker"

    April 08, 2014   |   By Ibnomer7

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    None. I was considering to buy but the trial version does not allow you to actually test the program, instead, directs you to purchase the product.

    They warn you about installing their intrusive "Brwser hijacker" and other apps.

    Cons

    It repalced my home page, search provider (Goggle) in my browsers -and started serving ads for those majic pills to weight loss and other stuff.

    Summary

    Not worth your time!

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  • 1 stars

    "it is garbage"

    April 01, 2014   |   By jim_riley

    Version: PowerISO 5.9

    Pros

    absolutely none

    Cons

    free version doesn't work on files larger than 300 meg, installs adware (conduit search protect)

    Summary

    avoid

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