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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #30,620
United States Rank #29,486
Reach 0.0051%

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.1 1.41%
12.0 4.23%
11.80 5.63%
11.10 8.45%
11.6 2.82%
11.5 43.66%
9.00 9.86%
8.00 7.04%
7.11 4.23%
7.03 5.63%
7.02 4.23%
7.0 2.82%

VirtualDrive

What is VirtualDrive?  (from FarStone)

VirtualDrive is the original CD/DVD & Blu-ray emulation and burning software. Just insert a CD/DVD into your physical drive, VirtualDrive will virtualize the CD/DVD into a Virtual CD image file (VCD). The virtual CD image file can be mounted onto one of 23 virtual CD/DVD drives, and played exactly like inserting it int...  Read more

Overview

VirtualDrive is a software program developed by FarStone. The most common release is 11.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 125 files and is usually about 12.5 MB (13,102,145 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 37% of users of VirtualDrive come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Switzerland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.farstone.com/software/virtualdrive.htm
Help link: www.farstone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\farstone\virtualdrive
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FarStone\VirtualDrive\Setup.exe"
Estimated size: 12.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VirtualDrive

  • FSXDCommonInterface.dll - FSXDCommonInterface Dynamic Link Library (FarStone Common Module)
  • DownLoadFiles_AD.dll - DownLoadFiles_AD Dynamic Link Library
  • CheckVersion_RC.dll - CheckVersion_RC Dynamic Link Library
  • SrInterNetVcd.ocx - SrInterNetVcd ActiveX Control Module
  • AudioTrack_RC.dll - AudioTrack_RC Dynamic Link Library
  • EvalInterface.dll - EvalInterface Dynamic Link Library
  • AudioTrack.ocx - AudioTrack ActiveX Control Module
  • FsGetVcdInfo.dll - FsGetVcdInfo Dynamic Link Library (FsGetVcdInfo DLL)
  • UserControl.dll - UserControl Dynamic Link Library
  • FileHandle.dll - FileHandle Dynamic Link Library
  • FileTree.ocx - FileTree ActiveX Control Module
  • FileTree_rc.dll
  • FsVcdCntnt.dll - FsVcdCntnt Dynamic Link Library (FsVcdCntnt DLL)
  • FsVcdCntntRc.dll
  • FSXDCommon.dll - FSXDCommon Dynamic Link Library
  • Common_RC.dll - Common_RC Dynamic Link Library (Common_RC DLL)
  • GETINFO.DLL - FarStone Product Registration
  • LUVerCtl.dll - LUVerCtl Dynamic Link Library (LUVerCtl DLL)
  • VDExt900.dll - VDExtend Dynamic Link Library (VDExtend DLL)
  • fsmesrc.dll - Chkmes Dynamic Link Library (Chkmes DLL)
  • LUInit.dll - LUInit Dynamic Link Library
  • NFList.dll - NFList Dynamic Link Library
  • ComRc.dll - ComRc Dynamic Link Library (ComRc DLL)
  • Setup.exe - Farstone Setup Application (VirtualDrive)
  • EvalBrowse.exe - EvalBrowse Application (EvalBrowse MFC Application)
  • EZUtil2.dll - RestoreIT Network 2006 (EZUtil DLL)
  • fsreg.exe - FarStone Common Module (FarStone user register tool)
  • MGR.exe - VirtualDrive Personal (VirtualDrive MGR)
  • ShowCpyr.exe - ShowCpyr
  • vdtask.exe - VirtualDrive VDTask
  • vdtask_RC.dll
  • XDriveRC.dll - VDRIVE Application (VirtualDrive Commandline Interface Program)
  • CheckVersion.exe
  • VDIErrorEx.dll - Farstone VDIError (VDIError)
  • VDIErrorExRC.dll
  • Building.dll - Building Module
  • FSXDCommon.exe
  • rCache.EXE - farstone rcache (rcache)
  • RcacheRC.dll
  • VCkNFSEx.dll - Farstone VCkNFS (VCkNFS)
  • VCkNFSExRC.dll
  • fsExFnRC.dll - VirtualDrive 7 (Display DLL)
  • FarTCP.dll - FarTCP Module
  • About_RC.dll - VirtualDrive (About)
  • Building.exe - Build Program
  • Building_RC.dll
  • BuildProcess.dll - BuildProcess DLL
  • BuildProcess_RC.dll
  • BuildVCD.dll
  • BuildVCD_RC.dll - BuildVCD DLL
  • BuildVCDFromCD.dll
  • BuildVCDFromCD_RC.dll - BuildVCDFromCD DLL
  • Create.exe
  • Create_RC.dll
  • DllToISRc.Dll - DllToIS DLL
  • fsVExFn.dll
  • IsoGen.dll - IsoGen DLL
  • IsoGenRc.dll
  • MGR_RC.dll - VirtualDrive Manager Program
  • VCDPROP.dll - VCDPROP DLL
  • VCDPROPRC.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • vdtask.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'VirtualDrive' and executes as C:\Program Files\FarStone\VirtualDrive\vdtask.exe /AutoRestore.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vdtask.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VirtualDrive' which loads as "C:\Program Files\FarStone\VirtualDrive\VDTask.exe" /AutoRestore.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MGR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FarStone\VirtualDrive\MGR.exe'.

How do I remove VirtualDrive?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.07%
Windows XP 42.25%
Windows 8 9.86%
Windows Vista 2.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 42.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.17%
Windows 7 Professional 9.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.04%
Windows 8.1 4.23%
Windows 10 Pro 1.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.35%
  Germany 37.35%
  Switzerland 3.61%
  France 2.41%
  India 2.41%
  YE 2.41%
  UA 1.20%
  Latvia 1.20%
  Norway 1.20%
  Brazil 1.20%
  United Kingdom 1.20%
  RS 1.20%
  Pakistan 1.20%
  Egypt 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 23.68%
Dell 18.42%
GIGABYTE 15.79%
Hewlett-Packard 10.53%
Acer 10.53%
Intel 7.89%
Sahara 5.26%
American Megatrends 2.63%
ASUS 2.63%
Gateway 2.63%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.92%
INTELR AWRDACPI 3.92%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.96%
Gigabyte H67MA-USB3-B3 1.96%
Gigabyte H61M-D2-B3 1.96%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.96%


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