CloneCD CloneCD 5.3.4.0 for Windows

by The RedFox Project

Avg. Rating 4.4 (337 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.8 MB
License Shareware, $39.00
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 273,809
Publisher The RedFox Project
Homepage CloneCD

Publisher's Description

CloneCD is the perfect tool to make backup copies of your music and data CDs, regardless of standard conformity. CloneCD's award-winning user interface allows you to copy almost any CD with just a few mouse clicks.

CloneCD allows you to create perfect 1:1 copies of your valuable original compact discs. Should your non Red Book standard music CD not play in your car audio, the backup created by CloneCD will.

Latest Reviews

Matb_TePe3a

Matb_TePe3a reviewed v5.3.1.2 on Jun 13, 2008

CloneCD is simple and good. The best for its purpose.

stisev

stisev reviewed v5.3.0.2 Beta on Apr 8, 2007

@@@@@@ROOTKIT WARNING @@@@@@@@@

(see below for more information)

@..::][Ben][::..

I contacted SlySoft regarding this rootkit information and they told me that their software does indeed install a rootkit -- their driver.

Take it how you will. Personally, I don't like rootkits in my system; they should've at least told us first

UPDATE:
@rotjong
AFAIK, the key returned whenever I ran CloneDVD/CloneCD, but this may not be the case with AnyDVD.

mbreslin

mbreslin reviewed v5.3.0.2 Beta on Jan 16, 2007

I've used CloneCD for about four years, and it works flawlessly. I paid for it once and every update since has been free. It allows me to make backup copies of my game and other CDs, and it's "Hide CD-R" feature allows me to play games using a burned CD (so my kids and I can play the same game without having to pass around the original and get it scratched up). It's an easy "5" rating.

rotjong

rotjong reviewed v5.3.0.0 on Dec 21, 2006

Not really an update for me since I'm not running Vista but CloneCD 5.3.0.0 is still working essentially flawlessly, as usual, on my XP Pro SP2 system.

The Zepter issue is an old one. I'm unsure if CloneCD ever employed it or whether it was only an AnyDVD issue. Regardless, it wasn't a rootkit. Its sole purpose was in deal with trial usage of AnyDVD. SlySoft, itself, has stated they added the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Zepter Software] so arguing that point is moot. The real argument is whether it's an actual security threat or not. For those truly paranoid people it's easy enough to remove with Sysinternals RegDelNull. Though I tend to be on the paranoid side, myself, this never bothered me. But, to prove a point I deleted the key and it didn't reappear when I restarted AnyDVD so I'm assuming they've changed how it works. Nonetheless, people need to worry about more nefarious companies and their software. SlySoft isn't evil.

Note: Removed the key, restarted AnyDVD without the key returning. Installed AnyDVD 6.0.9.9 and rebooted without the key returning. Moot issue.

vibes

vibes reviewed v5.3.0.0 on Dec 21, 2006

Well i have anydvd, clonecd and clonedvd2 and i did a complete scan of my registry and there is no zepter software anywhere to be found you may have got it from some other software you installed.

The links that stisev posted dont prove slysoft has installed zepter.

..::][Ben][::..

..::][Ben][::.. reviewed v5.2.9.1 on Oct 29, 2006

Cant believe it.

Thank you very much stisev, for this important information.
Do you know if slysoft anydvd also use this rootkit?

stisev

stisev reviewed v5.2.9.1 on Sep 17, 2006

@@@@@@ ROOTKIT WARNING @@@@@@@@@

This is a great piece of software spoiled by the company that forcibly installs licensing Zepter Software rootkits on all systems. Removing the item doesn't help, as the program re-installs it.

Avoid this program like the plague and contact SkySoft here: http://www.slysoft.com/en/contact.html

For rootkit confirmation, see here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=109902
http://forum.tweakxp.com...m/Topic198263-28-1.aspx
http://forum.sysinternal...s.asp?TID=4715&PN=2

cubebomb

cubebomb reviewed v5.2.9.1 on May 26, 2006

Hey Combine this with AnyDVD and There wont be a CD you that you Cant Copy- Or even By itself, just gotta know the program-
Also
SAme with Clonedvd + anydvd = perfect DVD copy- Anything0

mansa

mansa reviewed v5.2.9.1 on May 26, 2006

The best cd copier : don't search for something else you won't find better

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v5.2.9.1 on May 25, 2006

The best for backing up audio CD's that are copy protected.

Avg. Rating 4.4 (337 votes)
Your Rating
Matb_TePe3a

Matb_TePe3a reviewed v5.3.1.2 on Jun 13, 2008

CloneCD is simple and good. The best for its purpose.

stisev

stisev reviewed v5.3.0.2 Beta on Apr 8, 2007

@@@@@@ROOTKIT WARNING @@@@@@@@@

(see below for more information)

@..::][Ben][::..

I contacted SlySoft regarding this rootkit information and they told me that their software does indeed install a rootkit -- their driver.

Take it how you will. Personally, I don't like rootkits in my system; they should've at least told us first

UPDATE:
@rotjong
AFAIK, the key returned whenever I ran CloneDVD/CloneCD, but this may not be the case with AnyDVD.

mbreslin

mbreslin reviewed v5.3.0.2 Beta on Jan 16, 2007

I've used CloneCD for about four years, and it works flawlessly. I paid for it once and every update since has been free. It allows me to make backup copies of my game and other CDs, and it's "Hide CD-R" feature allows me to play games using a burned CD (so my kids and I can play the same game without having to pass around the original and get it scratched up). It's an easy "5" rating.

rotjong

rotjong reviewed v5.3.0.0 on Dec 21, 2006

Not really an update for me since I'm not running Vista but CloneCD 5.3.0.0 is still working essentially flawlessly, as usual, on my XP Pro SP2 system.

The Zepter issue is an old one. I'm unsure if CloneCD ever employed it or whether it was only an AnyDVD issue. Regardless, it wasn't a rootkit. Its sole purpose was in deal with trial usage of AnyDVD. SlySoft, itself, has stated they added the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Zepter Software] so arguing that point is moot. The real argument is whether it's an actual security threat or not. For those truly paranoid people it's easy enough to remove with Sysinternals RegDelNull. Though I tend to be on the paranoid side, myself, this never bothered me. But, to prove a point I deleted the key and it didn't reappear when I restarted AnyDVD so I'm assuming they've changed how it works. Nonetheless, people need to worry about more nefarious companies and their software. SlySoft isn't evil.

Note: Removed the key, restarted AnyDVD without the key returning. Installed AnyDVD 6.0.9.9 and rebooted without the key returning. Moot issue.

vibes

vibes reviewed v5.3.0.0 on Dec 21, 2006

Well i have anydvd, clonecd and clonedvd2 and i did a complete scan of my registry and there is no zepter software anywhere to be found you may have got it from some other software you installed.

The links that stisev posted dont prove slysoft has installed zepter.

..::][Ben][::..

..::][Ben][::.. reviewed v5.2.9.1 on Oct 29, 2006

Cant believe it.

Thank you very much stisev, for this important information.
Do you know if slysoft anydvd also use this rootkit?

stisev

stisev reviewed v5.2.9.1 on Sep 17, 2006

@@@@@@ ROOTKIT WARNING @@@@@@@@@

This is a great piece of software spoiled by the company that forcibly installs licensing Zepter Software rootkits on all systems. Removing the item doesn't help, as the program re-installs it.

Avoid this program like the plague and contact SkySoft here: http://www.slysoft.com/en/contact.html

For rootkit confirmation, see here:

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=109902
http://forum.tweakxp.com...m/Topic198263-28-1.aspx
http://forum.sysinternal...s.asp?TID=4715&PN=2

cubebomb

cubebomb reviewed v5.2.9.1 on May 26, 2006

Hey Combine this with AnyDVD and There wont be a CD you that you Cant Copy- Or even By itself, just gotta know the program-
Also
SAme with Clonedvd + anydvd = perfect DVD copy- Anything0

mansa

mansa reviewed v5.2.9.1 on May 26, 2006

The best cd copier : don't search for something else you won't find better

pyridox

pyridox reviewed v5.2.9.1 on May 25, 2006

The best for backing up audio CD's that are copy protected.

Bixente

Bixente reviewed v5.2.8.1 on Feb 16, 2006

The best, not a bloated bunch of nothing like Nero, just plain & simple WORKING recording software.

stisev

stisev reviewed v5.2.6.1 on Feb 1, 2006

OH. MY. GOD.

This program freakin' RULES with AnyDVD.
I can't believe I didn't know about it before!

CloneCD is also equally as good for CDs.

sss_s204

sss_s204 reviewed v5.2.6.1 on Oct 1, 2005

good

midfingr

midfingr reviewed v5.2.6.1 on Jul 14, 2005

The best and easiest CD/DVD copier around. I've been using this program for years. Just keeps getting better and not bloated like lots of similar progies out there.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v5.2.6.1 on Jul 14, 2005

Still the best for copying CDs and DVDs(already compressed of course). Makes exact copies quick and easy.
I really like all SlySofts products (CloneCD, CloneDVD2, AnyDVD) and highly recommend them.

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