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Jimmy Drive

What is Jimmy Drive?  (from Jimmy Beltz)

Jimmy Drive is a service provided by the host of the PhotoTips podcast and PhotoTips.biz website. In a nutshell, it is online backup protection and storage. You have heard of Carbonite, Backblaze, and Livedrive, right? It is pretty much the same thing. But with little overhead because we don't mass market to the world ...  Read more


Jimmy Drive is a software program developed by Jimmy Beltz. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named OpenAccess.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 16.85 MB (17,663,803 bytes). The installed file Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: jimmydrive.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Jimmy Drive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{D7244EF6-C56D-4C62-AE7B-EDE0D6E35AB7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 16.85 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Jimmy Drive

Program executable:OpenAccess.exe
Name:Jimmy Drive
Jimmy Drive desktop client
Path:C:\Program Files\Jimmy Drive\OpenAccess.exe
Additional files:
  • OpenAccess.exe - Jimmy Drive (Jimmy Drive desktop client)
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • CBFSNet.dll (by EldoS) - Callback File System (TM) (Callback File System .NET API)
  • ExplorerExtensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive desktop client (Livedrive explorer extensions)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • Extensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive (Explorer extensions for Livedrive)
  • OnlineFileHandler.exe - Livedrive online file handler
  • AlphaFS.dll - AlphaFS
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • Localisation.dll
  • ManageUsers.exe
  • Native.dll
  • Updater.exe
  • VSSService.exe
  • ControlPanel.exe (by Microsoft) - Livedrive.ControlPanel
  • ServiceManager.exe (by Microsoft) - ServiceManager
  • SQLite.Interop.dll (by Robert Simpson, et al) - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Assembly)
  • sqlite3.exe
  • System.Data.SQLite.DLL (by http://system.data.sqlite.org/) - System.Data.SQLite Core

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • Extensions.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'LivedriveBackgroundContextMenu' with a class of {005C2E48-BD95-4F38-8FD9-9E4CB7C78D2A}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • ExplorerExtensions.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowserHelper Class' with the class of {EDF48A39-1442-463F-9F4E-F376A78D034A}.
  • VSSService.exe runs as a service named 'Jimmy Drive VSS Service' (Jimmy DriveVSSService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • OpenAccess.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Livedrive' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Jimmy Drive\OpenAccess.exe" /setup.

How do I remove Jimmy Drive?

Quickly and completely remove Jimmy 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 Jimmy 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 Jimmy 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 Jimmy Drive.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Jimmy Drive you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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