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Should I remove CDREFS 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 578.5 KB (592,384 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP1). While about 71% of users of CDREFS 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cdrefs 2
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8C1F7F9D-09B0-4C47-A85B-AE0B5B372A98}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 578.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CDREFS 2

  • cdrefs.exe
  • acelite.dll (by Adobe Systems) - ACE (Adobe Color Engine)
  • acrofx32.dll
  • acroiehelper.ocx - AcroIEHelper Module
  • acrord32.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Acrobat Reader (Acrobat Reader 5.1)
  • aes.dll
  • aform.js
  • agm.dll - AGM (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • annots.js
  • bib.dll - BIB (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • cooltype.dll - CoolType (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 5.10 for Netscape)
  • opp.dll - OPP
  • pdf.ocx - Adobe Acrobat PDF (Adobe Acrobat Control Version 5.10 for ActiveX)
  • qt2.dll - Adobe Acrobat Movie (Movie Plugin for Acrobat)
  • qt3.dll
  • qt4.dll
  • scplayer.exe
  • tutor.exe
  • uncdrefs.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • acroiehelper.ocx is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AcroIEHlprObj Class' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@adobe.com/Acrobat,version=5.1' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/Acrobat,version=5.1'.
Scheduled Task
  • acrord32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{51C52873-D0A1-4A8E-9528-1B1EFC38D0F3}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • acrord32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.

How do I remove CDREFS 2?

Quickly and completely remove CDREFS 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CDREFS 2 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 CDREFS 2, 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 CDREFS 2.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by CDREFS 2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win XP 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 50%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  Japan 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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