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Doesn't keep some ID3 tags

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Deleted year tag from all converted files and messed up my library.go for fre:ac it's far better.


Freemake Audio Converter comes with unavoidable crapware

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A seriously bad installer, which tried to trick me into installing Wajam, not so dishonestly trying to get me to install TuneUp Utilities, and then offered something called Web Bar - some kind of browser toolbar - with NO option to avoid getting landed with it. At that point I decided enough was enough and ditched Freemak Audio Converter. A pity because I'd have liked to try it.


Official Installer Contains PUP.Optional.OpenCandy

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PUP.Optional.Opencandy.A is deemed as potentially unwanted program that performs malicious actions once installed on the computer.

This software is flagged by MalwareBytes Anti-Malware when the setup file is loaded.

From Wikipedia:

OpenCandy from SweetLabs, a company based in San Diego, is an advertising software module consisting of a Microsoft Windows library that can be incorporated in a Windows Installer. When a user installs an application that has the OpenCandy library, there is an option to install software that it recommends (based on a scan of the user's system and geolocation).

The software was originally developed for the DivX installation, by CEO Darrius Thompson. When installing DivX, the user was prompted to optionally install the Yahoo! Toolbar. DivX received $15.7 million during the first nine months of 2008 from Yahoo and other software developers, after 250 million downloads.

Chester Ng, the former DivX business development director, is chief business officer and Mark Chweh, former DivX engineering director, is chief technology officer.

It has been reported that a number of anti-malware vendors flag OpenCandy as unwanted software.