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Should I remove CyberDefender Link Patrol?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,315
United States Rank #19,165
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.91 days
144.92 days >
Average installed length: 76.14 days


VersionDistribution 24.00% 6.00% 38.00% 2.00% 6.00% 6.00% 8.00% 4.00% 6.00%

CyberDefender Link Patrol


CyberDefender Link Patrol is a software program developed by CyberDefender. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named cdinstx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 6.97 MB (7,303,626 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 93% of users of CyberDefender Link Patrol come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberdefender.com
Help link: www.cyberdefender.com/cgi-bin/support/kb.cgi
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\CyberDefender
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\CyberDefender\cdinstx.exe /u
Estimated size: 6.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberDefender Link Patrol

Program executable:cdinstx.exe
Name:CyberDefender Trial
EDC3.0 Install/Uninstall module
Additional files:
  • cdmyidd.dll - CyberDefender Trial (EDC3.0 Security Toolbar module)
  • stbar03.exe - CyberDefender (Install for CyberDefender)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • cdmyidd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CyberDefender Link Patrol' with the class of {DD662A0C-12FE-4b38-BA53-247F7EC82F46}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • cdmyidd.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'CyberDefender Link Patrol' with the class of {DD662A0C-12FE-4b38-BA53-247F7EC82F46}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • cdmyidd.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'CyberDefender Link Patrol' with a class of {DD662A0C-12FE-4B38-BA53-247F7EC82F46}.

How do I remove CyberDefender Link Patrol?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.00%
Windows Vista 36.00%
Windows XP 12.00%
Windows 8 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.04%
Windows 8 Pro 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.77%
  Canada 2.41%
  Thailand 1.20%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Austria 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 47.92%
Dell 27.08%
Toshiba 10.42%
Acer 6.25%
NEC 2.08%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Lenovo 2.08%
ASUS 2.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 2.17%
HP-Pavilion VA285AV-ABA I... 2.17%
HP-Pavilion GX626AA-ABA a... 2.17%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.17%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.17%

Publisher URL: www.cyberdefender.com


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