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I need a CD burner that is free and doesn't contain malware.

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You can try InfraRecorder:

  • Full-featured CD/DVD burning tools
  • Free and open source
  • Does not contain viruses or bundled adware (Scan report)

To be even safer, you can get the portable zip version from their download page which runs without an installer

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You can use Free ISO Burner:

  • Free
  • Portable
  • Microsoft Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • No crapware
  • Can directly burn your ISO and CD/DVD image file to CD-R,CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW,HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc, no need mount any "virtual drives" which emulate physical CDs or DVDs, it write any data directly.
  • Straightforward to use:

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CDBurnerXP

Pro

  • Free
  • Create data, video or audio discs
  • Save data compilations to a file, so you can later burn the same files to another CD/DVD
  • Burn ISO files
  • Verify burned data
  • Copy CDs/DVDs to another CD/DVD or to your hard drive as a ISO file
  • Delete a CD-/DVD-RW

Cons:

  • WARNING: The default installer contains OpenCandy adware! Be sure to click on More download options on the download page and select the OpenCandy-free version.
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  • No OpenCandy-free version as for today. Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 23:03
  • I have downloaded the portable version. It seems to be working OK. I don't know if it installed OpenCandy-free. Commented Aug 2, 2016 at 3:03
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ImgBurn is your 'suit all' solution.

  • CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray

  • Read/write disk images, folders, files

  • Write audio CDs as well

  • Free

  • Crapware can be opted-out during install

  • FAQ, support forum

Not very actively maintained (last version is July 2013), but there doesn't seem to be much to maintain any more.

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    ImgBurn includes OpenCandy adware as part of the installer.
    – vclaw
    Commented Oct 13, 2014 at 16:35
  • ImgBurn only makes data discs. I tested it with both a mp4 and mp3 and created two images to burn later, and it literally just copied the file into an ISO image, without converting it to a playable format for CD players or DVD players.
    – Chloe
    Commented Feb 28, 2015 at 1:00
  • @Chloe 1) The OP did not request that and 2) You can burn audio CD files with ImgBurn
    – user416
    Commented Feb 28, 2015 at 10:16

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