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Ahead InCD

What is Ahead InCD?  (from Nero AG)

InCD Reader lets users view discs that were created with InCD or SecurDisc on computers that are not installed with InCD or SecurDisc. InCD is an integrated packet writing solution that has the most stability, ease of use, and compatibility, across all Windows operating systems. Packet writing is the method of writing ...  Read more


Ahead InCD is a program developed by Nero AG. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is incd.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 5.81 MB (6,095,383 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of Ahead InCD come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ahead\incd
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\NuNInst.exe /UNINSTALL
Estimated size: 5.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ahead InCD

Program executable:incd.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ahead\incd\incd.exe
Additional files:
  • incdshx.dll (by Ahead Software, Karlsbad, Germany) - UDF Shell Extension Dynamic Link Library (UDF Shell Extension DLL)
  • InCDEx.dll - InCD CD-RW UDF Tools Shell
  • incdapi.dll (by Ahead Software AG) - Ahead Software AG InCDapi (InCDapi)
  • InCDsrv.exe (by Ahead Software AG) - Ahead Software AG incdsrv (incdsrv)
  • InCDL.exe - Ahead Software AG InCDL (Launcher)
  • incdunt.dll (by AHEAD Software) - AHEAD Software InCDunt (InCDunt)
  • Res.dll - InCD RW UDF Tools
  • ResEx.dll - InCD RW UDF Tools Shell

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • InCDL.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'NeroAutoPlayInCDAutorunEmptyCD' with the ProgID of 'Nero.AutoPlay' and the action verb 'InCDAutorunEmptyCD.
Context Menu Handler
  • incdshx.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'InCDMenu' with a class of {950FF917-7A57-46BC-8017-59D9BF474000}.
  • incdsrv.exe runs as a service named 'InCD File System Service' (InCDsrv) "Helper service for the InCD filesystem driver".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • InCD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'InCD' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe.

How do I remove Ahead InCD?

You can uninstall Ahead InCD 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ahead InCD, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Ahead InCD.

Win XP 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 72.41%
Windows 7 15.52%
Windows 10 9.48%
Windows Vista 2.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 72.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.30%
Windows 10 Home 4.35%
Windows 7 Professional 2.61%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.74%
Windows 8.1 1.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.28%
  Germany 15.86%
  France 7.59%
  Netherlands 4.83%
  Italy 4.14%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Australia 2.07%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Iran 1.38%
  Sweden 1.38%
  Slovakia 1.38%
  Austria 0.69%
  BO 0.69%
  Brazil 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 17.24%
Sahara 12.07%
American Megatrends 10.34%
Intel 10.34%
ASUS 10.34%
Hewlett-Packard 8.62%
Toshiba 5.17%
Gateway 5.17%
Lenovo 3.45%
Compaq 3.45%
Common models
MSI MS-7399 4.88%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%
LENOVO 20351 2.44%
American Megatrends Inc. ... 2.44%
MSI MS-6712 2.44%
MSI MS-7309 1.22%

About Nero AG

Nero is a software company best known for its burning software, Nero Burning ROM.
Publisher URL: www.nero.com


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