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Should I remove AnyDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,033
United States Rank #1,146
Reach 0.6684%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.84 days
467.23 days >
Average installed length: 245.50 days


VersionDistribution 1.03% 0.01% 1.01% 0.56% 0.46% 0.66% 0.04% 1.89% 0.55% 1.00% 0.97% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.01% 2.90% 0.02% 4.70% 0.02% 0.04% 0.01% 1.43% 0.02% 0.01% 1.74% 0.01% 1.02% 0.43% 0.70% 0.01% 1.72% 1.49% 0.03% 0.03% 0.01% 0.01% 0.02% 2.13% 0.01% 0.01% 0.84% 0.01% 0.40% 0.01% 0.01% 1.62% 0.01% 0.01% 1.69% 0.02% 0.01%
214 versions

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What is AnyDVD?  (from SlySoft)

AnyDVD works in the background to automatically and transparently enable read access of the contents of a movie DVD as soon as it's inserted into the drive. The DVD will become useable to your windows operating system and all programs on your computer, such as DVD-Backup-software like CloneDVD, Pinnacle InstantCopy, In...  Read more


AnyDVD is a software program developed by SlySoft. The most common release is, with over 46% 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. 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). 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 primary executable is named anydvd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 13.21 MB (13,852,470 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of AnyDVD come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD-uninst.exe" /D="C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD"
Estimated size: 13.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AnyDVD

Program executable:anydvd.exe
AnyDVD Application
Path:C:\Program Files\slysoft\anydvd\anydvd.exe
Additional files:
  • ExecuteWithUAC.exe - ExecuteW Application (ElbyCDIO install helper process)
  • SetDisplayFrequency.exe - SlySoft AnyDVD (SetDisplayFrequency)
  • HelpLauncher.exe (by Elaborate Bytes AG) - CloneDVD (HelpLauncher)
  • InstallHelp.dll (by Elaborate Bytes AG) - CDRTools (InstallHelp)
  • AddSpeedMenuSkin.exe - AnyDVD (AnyDVD Speedmenu skin installation tool)
  • ADvdDiscHlp.dll - ADvdDisc Dynamic Link Library
  • ADvdDiscHlp64.dll
  • ADvdDiscHlp64.exe - AnyDVD 64bit helper
  • AnyDialog.dll - User Interface for AnyDVD
  • AnyDVDtray.exe - AnyDVD Application
  • RegAnyDVD.exe - AnyDVD Registration Tool
  • setacl.exe (by Helge Klein) - SetACL
  • AnyDVD-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • AnyDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5F03A896-517C-431E-8A9A-E581558136EE}' (runs on registration).
  • AnyDVDtray.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{23D7DFAE-71F0-46F7-90CE-31BE564F9ED8}' (runs on registration).
  • RegAnyDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2B72389C-6251-4F42-AFCA-D992C65B95A8}' (runs on registration).
  • ExecuteWithUAC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elbyExecuteWithUAC' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • AnyDVDtray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AnyDVD.
  • AnyDVD.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AnyDVD.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • AnyDVD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AnyDVD' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe".
  • AnyDVDtray.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AnyDVD' and executes as C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVDtray.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AnyDVD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AnyDVD' which loads as "C:\Software (Apps)\SlySoft\AnyDVDHD\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AnyDVDtray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVDtray.exe'.
  • AnyDVD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000340631%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003359%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000048%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,412
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:21.13 MB
Total CPU:0.0018834452%
Kernel CPU:0.00086385%
User CPU:0.00101959%
CPU cycles/sec:939,630
I/O reads/min:10.89 KB
I/O writes/min:448 Bytes

How do I remove AnyDVD?

You can uninstall AnyDVD 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 AnyDVD, 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 AnyDVD.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.07%
Windows 10 25.50%
Windows XP 8.32%
Windows Vista 5.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.88%
Windows 7 Professional 12.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.32%
Windows 8.1 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.20%
  Germany 21.72%
  Italy 3.48%
  United Kingdom 3.39%
  Canada 3.32%
  Australia 3.00%
  France 2.93%
  Japan 1.87%
  Austria 1.64%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Netherlands 1.00%
  Switzerland 0.82%
  Spain 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.80%
Hewlett-Packard 21.88%
Acer 14.06%
ASUS 8.23%
Medion 5.49%
Toshiba 4.71%
Intel 4.35%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Lenovo 1.82%
Sahara 0.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.98%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.00%
Dell XPS 8300 3.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.01%
Dell XPS 8500 2.36%

About SlySoft

SlySoft is a software company whose products consist of software to back up and convert digital media, including DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, as well as copy and back up optical media and render PC-based games playable without the disc.
Publisher URL: www.slysoft.com

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Esterover a year ago
Great program. Love it. Used for years