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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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1.6.16014 25.00%
1.6.15804 25.00%
1.6.14941 12.50%
1.5.14154 25.00%
1.5.12149 12.50%

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Xythos Drive 64


Xythos Drive 64 is a program developed by Blackboard. The most used version is 1.6.16014, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 117 files and is usually about 56.44 MB (59,179,008 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 84% of users of Xythos Drive 64 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xythos.com/home/xythos/products/xythos_xd.html
Help link: support.xythos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xythos\drive64\jre\lib\zi\america
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A212C8BC-E4E7-4CDE-A7D0-55E2B95F732B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 56.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Xythos Drive 64

  • xythosdrive64.exe - Xythos Drive 64
  • i18n.dll - I18n
  • shellextension.dll - Xythos Drive Shell Extension
  • xdcomapi.dll - Xythos Drive API ActiveX Bridge
  • client.auth.win.dll - Xythos Drive Auth utils
  • client.fsutils.win.dll - Xythos Drive File System Utils
  • client.utils.passwordstorage.dll - Credentials jni
  • client.utils.sysutils.dll - Xythos Drive Client Utils
  • com.xythos.client.drive.trayicon.win.dll - Tray Icon jni
  • io.pipe.win.dll - Xythos Drive Windows Named Pipe JNI
  • npitem.dll - Xythos Drive (Xythos Drive Netscape plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellextension.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'XythosContextMenu' with a class of {C38E7202-58A7-4CA6-8DD1-34C652B206F8}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npitem.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPItEm.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npitem.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Xythos Drive 64' with a plugin key of '@xythos.com/Xythos Drive 64' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Xythos Drive 64?

Quickly and completely remove Xythos Drive 64 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Xythos Drive 64 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 Xythos Drive 64, 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 Xythos Drive 64.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Xythos Drive 64 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 8 13%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 37.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 10 Education 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.21%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Belgium 5.26%
  Netherlands 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 62.50%
Lenovo 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Common models
Acer TravelMate 5740 12.50%
LENOVO 1141CTO 12.50%
Dell Latitude E6520 12.50%
HP ZBook 15 12.50%
Dell OptiPlex 9010 12.50%
Dell Studio XPS 1640 12.50%


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