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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,774
United States Rank #35,938
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2.0.0 86.67%
1.5.2 11.67%
1.0.1 1.67%

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Phantom CD

What is Phantom CD?  (from Phantombility)

Phantom CD is a FREE virtual CD/DVD drive. Use disc images for your CD and DVD backup. Replace your physical discs to avoid wear and tear on your optical drive, and to avoid disc problems resulted from heat, scratch, and dirt. Enjoy reading speed up to 200 times faster than a physical disc, allowing your application an...  Read more


Phantom CD is a software program developed by Phantombility. The most common release is 2.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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 pcdmain.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 3.14 MB (3,293,451 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 27% of users of Phantom CD come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.phantombility.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\phantombility\phantom cd
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Phantombility\Phantom CD\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 3.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Phantom CD

Program executable:pcdmain.exe
Name:Phantom Burner Pro
Phantom CD Configuration Application
Path:C:\Program Files\phantombility\phantom cd\pcdmain.exe
Additional files:
  • pbrenu.dll - Phantom Burner
  • pcdservice.exe - Phantom CD (Phantom CD Service)
  • pcdservicePS.dll - Proxy and Stub for pcdservice.exe
  • pcdshlext.dll - Phantom CD Shell Extension
  • pbecore.dll
  • pbedevc.dll
  • pbeinst.dll
  • pbescsi.dll
  • pbewin.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • pcdshlext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'pcdshlext' with a class of {EB5B9372-9A8E-4b0e-82BB-18CEBEC3BC2B}.
  • pcdservice.exe runs as a service named 'pcdservice' (pcdservice).

How do I remove Phantom CD?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 15.00%
Windows 8 13.33%
Windows Vista 11.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.25%
Windows 7 Professional 11.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.87%
  Germany 13.43%
  Brazil 8.96%
  Italy 8.96%
  Netherlands 4.48%
  Canada 4.48%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Norway 2.99%
  Chile 1.49%
  South Africa 1.49%
  Qatar 1.49%
  France 1.49%
  Australia 1.49%
  Russia 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.27%
Acer 19.51%
Dell 14.63%
ASUS 9.76%
Intel 9.76%
Toshiba 4.88%
American Megatrends 4.88%
Common models
ASUSTeK K75VJ 4.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A350 2.00%
ASUSTeK K70IO 2.00%
ASUSTeK K43E 2.00%
ASUS All Series 2.00%


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