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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
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1.7.16730 20.00%
1.6.15804 40.00%
1.5.14491 20.00%
1.5.13803 20.00%

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Blackboard Drive


Blackboard Drive is a program developed by Blackboard. The most used version is 1.6.15804, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 128 files and is usually about 56.21 MB (58,941,440 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 50% of users of Blackboard Drive come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xythos.com/home/xythos/products/xythos_xd.html
Help link: support.blackboard.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\blackboard\drive\jre\lib\zi\america
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{771EB9C6-0717-485F-A122-516B9575D8E5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 56.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Blackboard Drive

  • blackboarddrive.exe - Blackboard Drive
  • i18n.dll - I18n
  • shellextension.dll - Xythos Drive 64 (Xythos Drive Shell Extension)
  • xdcomapi.dll - Xythos Drive API ActiveX Bridge
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U20 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • client.auth.win.dll - Xythos Drive Auth utils
  • client.fsutils.win.dll - Xythos Drive File System Utils
  • client.utils.passwordstorage.dll - Credentials jni
  • client.utils.sysutils.dll - Xythos Drive Client Utils
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • com.xythos.client.drive.trayicon.win.dll - Tray Icon jni
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deployjava1.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • io.pipe.win.dll - Xythos Drive Windows Named Pipe JNI
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • javaws.exe - Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
  • jawt.dll
  • jbroker.exe
  • jdbcodbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jkernel.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqs_plugin.dll - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jqsnotify.exe
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jvm.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6u20 (Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • lzma.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellextension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'XythosContextMenu' with a class of {C38E7202-58A7-4CA6-8DD1-34C652B206F8}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npdeployjava1.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdeployJava1.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • jp2iexp.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npitem.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Blackboard Drive' with a plugin key of [email protected]/Blackboard Drive' for all users of the PC.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe'.

How do I remove Blackboard Drive?

Quickly and completely remove Blackboard Drive from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Blackboard Drive from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Blackboard Drive, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Blackboard Drive.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Blackboard Drive you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 8 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Brazil 12.50%
  Belgium 12.50%
  Australia 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Sony 25.00%
Common models
LENOVO 3093A88 20.00%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 20.00%
Sony VGN-SR450A 20.00%
ASUSTeK K55VD 20.00%
Dell OptiPlex 990 20.00%


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