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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,844
United States Rank #33,214
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VersionDistribution 5.77% 3.85% 5.77% 36.54% 48.08%

Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor


Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor is a software program developed by ElcomSoft Co. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 4.18 MB (4,381,455 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 42% of users of Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elcomsoft.ru
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Elcomsoft Password Recovery\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F359F477-98B4-40BD-BDC7-2EA5C51A8BF9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor

  • edpr_console.exe - Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery (Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Console)
  • edpr_server.exe - Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Server
  • epr_agent.exe - Elcomsoft Password Recovery Agent
  • ARCHPR.exe - Advanced Archive Password Recovery (ARCHPR Application)
  • aopr.exe - Advanced Office Password Recovery (AOPR Application)
  • EFDD.exe - ElcomSoft Forensic Disk Decryptor
  • EPPB.exe - Elcomsoft Phone Password Breaker
  • wdeinfo.exe - Elcomsoft Password Recovery (Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery)
  • PPA.exe - Proactive Password Auditor
  • CalendarsPlugIn.dll - Elcomsoft Phone Viewer
  • CallsPlugIn.dll
  • ContactsPlugIn.dll
  • EPV.exe
  • epvMain.exe
  • EWSA.exe - ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. ewsa (Elcomsoft Wireless Security Auditor)
  • JournalPlugIn.dll
  • MessagesPlugIn.dll
  • NotesPlugIn.dll
  • ewsaserv.exe - PSPR Service (PSPRSERV)
  • ewsaserv64.exe
  • ewsaserv.dll - EWSASERV (EWSASERV dll)
  • ewsaserv64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ARCHPR.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C576B535-174E-4058-A42E-B70F666368DE}' (runs on registration).
4 Services
  • ewsaserv.exe runs as a service named 'EWSA Control Service' (EWSASERV).
  • epr_agent.exe runs as a service named 'Elcomsoft Password Recovery Agent' (ElcomSoftDistributedAgent).
  • edpr_server.exe runs as a service named 'Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery Server' (ElcomSoftDistributedPasswordRecoveryServer).
  • ewsaserv64.exe runs as a service named 'EWSA Control Service' (EWSASERV).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • epr_agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Elcomsoft Distributed Agent' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Elcomsoft Password Recovery\Distributed Password Recovery\epr_agent.exe" -s.
  • edpr_server.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ElcomSoft DPR Server' and executes as C:\Program Files\Elcomsoft Password Recovery\Distributed Password Recovery\edpr_server.exe.

How do I remove Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 8 34.62%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.15%
Windows 7 Professional 19.23%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.54%
Windows 8.1 7.69%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.82%
  France 9.09%
  Netherlands 5.45%
  Germany 5.45%
  Australia 3.64%
  Iran 3.64%
  Singapore 1.82%
  South Africa 1.82%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Russia 1.82%
  India 1.82%
  Sweden 1.82%
  Sri Lanka 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.50%
Hewlett-Packard 17.50%
Lenovo 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
ASUS 7.50%
Toshiba 7.50%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Medion 5.00%
MSI 2.50%
Alienware 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6520 4.76%
Dell Dell System Vostro... 2.38%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.38%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.38%
MEDION E7218 2.38%
Gigabyte P41-ES3G 2.38%

About ElcomSoft Co

ElcomSoft developes Windows security and productivity applications for business and private customers.
Publisher URL: www.elcomsoft.com


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