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mIRC

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IRC users should check out the latest release of mIRC, the shareware Internet Relay Chat client. We found mIRC 7.25 to be a capable, full-featured chat tool the last time we tried it. Since then, mIRC's developers have made a number of improvements (over 60, in fact), including improved support for running the program in portable mode on more than one PC using a file-hosting service. A few bugs have been fixed; for instance, the editbox no longer beeps endlessly when the maximum message length is reached. The SSL warning dialog has been improved, too, as has the Incremental Search feature. And you can change the Treebar's fonts from the context menu. The full-featured mIRC 7.25 is free to try for 30 days and costs $20. We ran it as a clean installation in 64-bit Windows 7.

MIRC's installation wizard offers lots of options, including automatic updates, backups, and the option to run the program as a portable application from a USB drive. You can register mIRC immediately, but the 30-day trial omits no options or features, including full access to IRC's network. The days of clunky, primitive chat apps are long gone. A clean interface, left-hand sidebar, tile or cascade window options, and other touches give mIRC a modern look and make it an easy starter for anyone who's set up a chat client before. We entered a screen name and alternative but were able to get our first choice. We clicked Continue, not Connect: first we wanted a look at mIRC's options. Opening the mIRC Options dialog showed a tree view with many configuration choices, including the improved Sounds options.

Accessing IRC via mIRC is easy. Press the Connect icon, and mIRC does the rest. It logged us on and presented a searchable (and optional) mIRC Favorites pop-up listing available channels in a huge range of topics, with Join, Add, Edit, and other commands. Most of mIRC 7.25's updates make themselves felt in the app's smooth, reliable performance. Of course, everything we liked about mIRC still applies to the new version. And the full-featured trial means no worries.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 347 votes

    • 5 star: 163
    • 4 star: 91
    • 3 star: 45
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 35
  • Current version:

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    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 3.0 stars

    "good app. actually its a gr8 app. if u care less4safety"

    December 18, 2010  |   By blue-wind

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    it's good for learning some stuff
    and meeting new people..
    it's a good app. i like it a lot!!

    Cons

    it's legacy(old age) :) aaaaaaaaaand unsafe although the application itself is safe but it can be a gateway to headaches

    Summary

    lots of scripts and admins(with a lots of privileges) bossing whomever they like to boss around(and that's ONLY found at mirc)
    too many bots(to fill up channels mostly -> p.s. script bots are bought), and some spam bots(advertisement) aaand regular spam people :)
    the application itself is safe but it's the easiest way for someone to get patched(trojans, viruses, etc...) or exposed(via IP -> if you're not using a shell -> and even if you're using one)
    it lacks video, voice, etc... and sharing is anything but safe(watch out ;) ) emm it lacks protection(have a good antivirus and get some shell aaaand of course have some common sense as there are a lots of bad people out there
    it's free to try but be careful as there's more than what meets the eye in mirc -> & yahoo messenger, and msn messenger and and and :P
    enjoy

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  • 3.0 stars

    "for what it is, it rocks. not overwhelming."

    December 18, 2010  |   By Bellle

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    take it personal, take it public, small, grow it big. for friends & family, or social networking on any level. dating, entrepreneural ventures. learning ground, getta guest speaker. charge a few $$. anxietal folks, agoraphobic? whadda great idea.

    Cons

    there's no voice chat. even going thru an integrated VOIP like Skype has voice, even video at a minimul cost with easily accessible pay-site room(s) to own any # of lines, any # rooms per line. well-run topical chats. conference/training lines..

    Summary

    i've never used it. i was making it up in my above posts based on what i understood. it could be easily networked, blogged, you-tube + other social sites with the click of a button or keep it on the DL. heck, have AA meetings in there ! or Chat Line Anonymous ! (cept you'd have to go into a chatline for meetings... counterproductive? maybe) ... get married, have church services focusing on homeboud folks... guitar lessons, music or talk radio streaming, be a DJ for the cost of a simple program.. HEY ! market THAT program on the site, too !

    play poker !

    start a charity.

    getta city magazine goin'. non-prof with an agenda that'll change that world ! (i do that, as well as my body modification shops. been considerin' takin' the distribution 100% online, my charitable venues stay in reallyworld, of course.

    i infinite possibiliities, i'm guessin'.

    Me? i'm just gonna meet that man of my dreams on this dealio. (don't say nothin'... that'd scare tha heck outta anyone'n run'em off)..... maybe i'll just find'ah place ta start my yearly "couch tour."

    play poker !

    make it easier to type in than this ilttle box that's jumpin' all over tha place... jeeeeeeez.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "best way to know new friends"

    December 12, 2010  |   By fatin_Iman78

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    east to access

    Cons

    a little bit difficult to download

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  • 5.0 stars

    ""best chat prog on the planet""

    December 8, 2010  |   By gunit76

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    it seem to be a good way to chat

    Cons

    nothing to report

    Summary

    i'm like this product, because can chatting with people all around the world.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best chat prog on the planet"

    December 2, 2010  |   By eldoe1

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    been using mirc for almost 10yrs still lots to learn. 4 more yrs will be 10 ok. doesn't use up a lot of resources like some p2p chat sites.

    Cons

    its not as many channels when i start using. all in all i still give it 5 stars

    Summary

    great to have works along side any anti-virus protection with no problems.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "godd program to use to chat"

    December 1, 2010  |   By julian62

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    it seem to be a good way to chat

    Cons

    i did not like the program my self to complicated amd not free to try

    Summary

    cost was a big factor when there a lot of free programs out there

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  • 5.0 stars

    "good information easy good songs downloads easy site"

    November 29, 2010  |   By kgal56

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    inexpensif easy to use,

    Cons

    need more help sometimes.old verion was real easy,need to use more info

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful piece of software"

    November 17, 2010  |   By Jimgeolog1

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    there is nothing i do not like

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  • 4.0 stars

    "No perceptible difference from 7.14"

    November 17, 2010  |   By EmjaY

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    I like being able to tailor the program to my likes.

    Cons

    nothing to report

    Summary

    I much prefer mIRC for chat rather than Java, so I continue to use mIRC whenever possible. A black background is my choice.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "just want try it, i'm a new user"

    November 14, 2010  |   By Arise81

    Version: mIRC 7.15

    Pros

    can chat with peopers all around the world

    Cons

    not comment

    Summary

    i'm like this product, because can chatting with peopers all around the world.

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