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5.1.163 50.00%
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Xdrive Desktop


Xdrive Desktop is a software program developed by xdrive.com. The most common release is 5.1.163, 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). 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 31 files and is usually about 11 MB (11,530,791 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xdrive.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Xdrive\Xdrive Desktop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3FFE825D-777C-4786-855C-C61DFB5591AF}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Xdrive Desktop

  • Engine.dll - Engine Dynamic Link Library (Engine DLL)
  • BackupProgress.dll
  • BackupScheduler.dll
  • ClientCommonUI.dll
  • ctxhlp.dll
  • lb.exe
  • RightClickExt.dll - RightClickExt Module
  • ServiceUtilManager.dll
  • log4cpp.dll (by Bastiaan Bakker, LifeLine Networks bv) - Log library for C++ (Log library for C++ DLL)
  • SkinCrafterDll.dll (by DMSoft Technologies) - SkinCrafter Module
  • LogView.exe - Xdrive Log Viewer
  • PropExt.dll - PropExt Module
  • xdrive.exe - Xdrive Desktop
  • XdriveService.exe - Xdrive Service
  • xdErrNotifier.exe - XdriveDesktop
  • XdrSmb.exe - XdrSmb Module
  • xdRtClickHelper.exe
  • XdRunner.exe
  • XdriveTray.exe - Xdrive Tray
  • Overlay.dll - Xdrive (xdrive shell extension)
  • UHelper.exe
  • XDSmbFileSystem.dll
  • xdUtils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RightClickExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'XdriveRightClickExt' with a class of {3C6CC269-AFF3-4D07-BB07-B26A86A4FEED}.
  • PropExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PropExt' with a class of {802293E4-9A69-4387-A084-42814E0BAE29}.
Scheduled Task
  • XdRunner.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Xdrive Backup - Backup Set 1' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 1:15 AM).
  • XdriveService.exe runs as a service named 'Xdrive Service' (Xdrive Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • XdriveTray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'XdriveTrayIcon' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Xdrive\Xdrive Desktop\XdriveTray.exe".

How do I remove Xdrive Desktop?

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

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

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

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%


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