Super Video Converter

Super Video Converter

Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    332,895
  • Date Added:
    March 24, 2004
  • File Size:
    1.79MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    237
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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1 stars

"Bloatware alert"

August 28, 2014  |  By SorinAcela

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

Nice stinking bloatware.

Cons

Stinking bloatware.

Summary

Loaded with bloatware! Choose custom installation! And reject the bloatware.

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1 stars

"Adware/malware-ridden crap"

August 10, 2014  |  By Notsuper

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

Who cares. Now I must clean my computer of their crap which it pretended to let me not install.

Cons

It installs unwanted adware and malware crap AND not only does it not allow you to NOT install it - it pretends that it does.

Summary

Beware.

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1 stars

"Full of hidden addware. Avoid!"

March 04, 2014  |  By SamWalker2014

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

Does what it always did. Super fast conversion of video files. A gazillion options as always. Every possible parameter can be changed.

Cons

Addware in massive amounts during installation. Just click CANCEL / QUIT to the gree installer button. The SUPER will install anyway, no matter what you are told.

Notice that the software adds metadata in your video that is hard to remove. You can not control this. Will display "Created with SUPER".

So very very obtrusive software, to the extend that makes it almost useless.

Summary

There are other players out there which behave as they should. AviDemux etc. Can do same conversion. Some of them even by command line.

This software was put on a pedistal for too long. It has sold it's soul to the devil. Should be avoided as I see it. Find a portable / old version.

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1 stars

"Used to be reliable, now full of malware"

February 27, 2014  |  By EnderofGames

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

Keep an old version, they worked.

Cons

Opting out of additional programs will install them anyways. Contains a browser hijacker, "Savings Wizard" switched my default search provider to Bing, added ads to my "New Tab" page, took me a couple of days to uninstall. It also downloaded two additional programs onto my computer, both of which made it hard to uninstall. All of my bookmarks and extension and saved passwords were erased from Chrome.

Super didn't even convert the music files without errors.

Summary

Do not download. Avoid this program. There are hundreds of free alternatives.

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1 stars

"ADWARE! MALWARE! What complete jerks!"

November 12, 2013  |  By WeinerSmoker

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

None, anymore.

Cons

Used to be great, now it's another dishonest product from greedy dishonest people which will install TONS of malicious crap on your computer, slow down your browser, and who knows what else?

BAN THEM!

Summary

If you are a complete noob who has to ask others to "fix" your computer now and then, this is just about the worst thing you can install.

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1 stars

"Adware kills what used to be a really great product"

September 16, 2013  |  By frankz00

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

It USED to be a great go to transcoder but they loaded it up with at least 20 adware packages to make it an unusable mess. I have no idea why they would ruin their own reputation like this. They would have been better off just charging for the software instead!

Cons

ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE!

Summary

ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE, ADWARE

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1 stars

"Do not download installs bloatware"

April 24, 2013  |  By regisaddress

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

Didn't even run after installer nightmare

Cons

Carefully read all agreements and specifically chose the custom option to not change my search engine, homepage, etc. Despite this it changed everything. Had to uninstall the bloatware from the control panel. I was so pissed off I didn't bother running the program in case it installed everything again.

Summary

Sucks!

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1 stars

"Malware you can't easily remove"

December 06, 2012  |  By GreySoulx

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

None, this program does nothing that other free non-malware infected software does.

Cons

It is infected with Claro-Search / Babylon toolbar, among others. I've been able to remove a few of them but the Claro/Babylon search is persistent, and I can't get rid of it so far. DO NOT DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE.

Summary

I hope CNET and Download.com will remove this offering from their server, but in the mean time trust all of us who are suggesting this is not the software for you. It's useful, but there are plenty of other free options that don't infect your PC with unwanted adware, spyware, malware, self-installing toolbars, hijackers, and other 'virus-esque' style bits of crap all over your PC.

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1 stars

"Avoid at all costs"

September 22, 2012  |  By mikeeve1950

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

None. The underlying code is open source ffmpeg. There are other, safe GUIs for ffmpeg, or just run ffmpeg from the command line!

Cons

Hijacks browser homepage, search engine, installs multiple toolbars.

Summary

I read the warnings about the adware/malware included with Super, but thought I was smart enough to opt-out of everything. No way. Despite checking 'decline' where ever available, Super clobbered the browser I was using (Firefox), and even one I wasn't using (IE). With such deceit, I'm not completely sure I've undone all the damage. If you must run it, use a trial version of Sandboxee.

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4 stars

"gives the most flexibility of all free video converters"

July 20, 2012  |  By gregmon

 |  Version: Super Video Converter 5.8

Pros

more choices and options for the perfect video and audio conversions

Cons

It comes with built-in malware which can be removed. See my summary of how to avoid the malware below.

Summary

Here is a work-around the malware pre-loaded in Super:

You can still get this fine video converter and rid yourself of the malware linked to it if you take these steps:

1) Download and install Malwarbytes Free from malwarebytes.org (be careful to select the free version). There could be iterations where new definitions need to be downloaded to make the installation current. Be patient and get the current version ready. When you do eventually do the scan, be sure to specify Full Scan.

2) Download and SAVE the installation file for Super video converter DO NOT RUN IT. Follow the instructions on the eightsoft website as it is a bit convoluted (3 different pages until you get to "download Super setup file")

3) You will probably get several warnings from your anti-viral software that a threat is detected. Allow these threats...if you don't, Super will not install properly. You should now have the install file in your download folder (or wherever your download location is).

4) Go into your browser's internet options and change the security and privacy tabs to the highest level and apply settings. Now exit your browser.

5) Now execute the SUPERsetup.exe file you downloaded. Accept agreements but watch for a partially hidden panel that comes up pre-checked for Babylon tool bars. BE SURE TO UNCHECK THESE BOXES! Continue with the installation but UNCHECK THE BOX THAT ALLOWS SUPER TO LAUNCH NOW.

6) When you are done, your browser will launch with small rotating clock in the center. CLOSE YOUR BROWSER!

7) Next, run Malwarebytes and do a Full Scan. It should find 11 malwares. At the end of the scan, check each malware (PUP) and let Malwarebytes remove them. A restart will be necessary.

8) You can now launch your browser and restore your original security and privacy settings.

Super can now be launched safely

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General
Publisher Witcobber Software
Publisher web site http://www.witcobber.com
Release Date March 24, 2004
Date Added March 24, 2004
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Windows Media Player 9.0
Download Information
File Size 1.79MB
File Name superconverter.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 332,895
Downloads Last Week 237
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 50-percent conversion
Price $29

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