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Should I remove Nerd Drive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
39% remove it61% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.14.14.0 100.00%

Nerd Drive

Overview

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 setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 11.18 MB (11,722,962 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 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nerd Drive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{014C6B39-C4EE-432B-877E-E0365943EAA4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.18 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Nerd Drive

  • OpenAccess.exe - Nerd Drive (Nerd Drive desktop client)
  • RestoreClient.exe
  • 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)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • ObjectListView.dll (by Bright Ideas Software) - ObjectListView
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • ManagedOpenSsl.dll (by OpenSSL.NET) - OpenSSL.NET
  • Extensions.dll (by Livedrive Internet Ltd) - Livedrive (Explorer extensions for Livedrive)
  • AlphaFS.dll - AlphaFS
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • Localisation.dll
  • Native.dll
  • Updater.exe
  • VSSService.exe
  • 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}.
Service
  • VSSService.exe runs as a service named 'Nerd Drive VSS Service' (Nerd 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\Nerd Drive\OpenAccess.exe" /setup.

How do I remove Nerd Drive?

Quickly and completely remove Nerd 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 Nerd 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 Nerd 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 Nerd Drive.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

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

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