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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,447
United States Rank #21,250
Reach 0.0256%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 100.68 days
587.15 days >
Average installed length: 308.50 days


VersionDistribution 0.40%


What is CloneCD?

CloneCD is proprietary optical disc authoring software that makes exact, 1:1 copies of music and data CDs and DVDs, regardless of any Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions.

About  (from Elaborate Bytes)

CloneCD is the perfect tool to make backup copies of your music and data CDs, regardless of copy protection. CloneCD allows you to copy almost any CD in just a few mouse clicks. Since the release of 5.0, CloneCD is not only able to copy CDs but also all DVD formats, such as DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R Dual La...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is CloneCD.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 6.29 MB (6,591,290 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elby.ch
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\ccd-uninst.exe" /D="C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD"
Estimated size: 6.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CloneCD

Program executable:CloneCD.exe
CloneCD Replicator Program
Path:C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCD.exe
Additional files:
  • ElbyCheck.exe - Elaborate Bytes ElbyCheck (ElbyCheck)
  • ElbyCDIO.dll - Elaborate Bytes CDRTools (ElbyCDIO DLL)
  • ElbyCrypt.dll - ElbyCrypt DLL
  • ElbyECC.dll - ElbyECC DLL
  • WriteDVD.dll - WriteDVD Library
  • CCDDriver.dll - Elaborate Bytes CloneCD (CCDDriver DLL)
  • ElbyVCDShell.dll - CloseTray
  • LocaleEditor.exe - CDR-Tools Locale Editor
  • ControlElbyCDIO.exe - CDRTools (ControlElbyCDIO)
  • InstallHelp.dll - InstallHelp
  • CloneCD.exe - CloneCD (CloneCD Replicator Program)
  • CloneCDTray.exe - CloneCD Tray
  • HelpLauncher.exe - HelpLauncher
  • ccd-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CloneCD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B546EFFF-92AE-41E6-89D0-216BC15B9052}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ElbyCheck.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CloneDVDElbyDelay_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ElbyCheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegKillElbyCheck' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer\ElbyCheck.exe" /L RegKill.
  • CloneCDTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CloneCDTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • HelpLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\HelpLauncher.exe'.
  • CloneCDTray.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe'.
  • CloneCD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCD.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.59 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000524725%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003241%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002006%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:222
8,062,084 average

How do I remove CloneCD?

You can uninstall CloneCD 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 CloneCD, 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 CloneCD.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 44.16%
Windows 7 42.38%
Windows Vista 7.13%
Windows 10 6.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 44.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.14%
Windows 7 Professional 9.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.18%
Windows 10 Home 1.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.71% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 34.71%
  United States 17.26%
  Iran 12.38%
  France 3.00%
  United Kingdom 2.25%
  Italy 2.25%
  MA 2.25%
  Netherlands 2.25%
  Belgium 1.50%
  Brazil 1.50%
  Austria 1.31%
  Spain 1.31%
  Australia 1.13%
  Canada 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.22%
Acer 16.08%
Medion 11.37%
American Megatrends 10.59%
Intel 9.80%
Hewlett-Packard 9.02%
Sahara 4.71%
ASUS 3.92%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.29%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.45%
MEDIONPC MS-7091 2.45%

About Elaborate Bytes

Elaborate Bytes, SlySoft Inc.
Publisher URL: www.elby.ch


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