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Should I remove CloneCD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,606
United States Rank #2,975
Reach 0.4227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.13 days
505.32 days >
Average installed length: 265.51 days


VersionDistribution 2.20% 0.53% 0.98% 3.02% 1.49% 0.18% 0.01%


What is CloneCD?  (from SlySoft)

CloneCD is the perfect tool to make backup copies of your music and data CDs, regardless of standard conformity. CloneCD's award-winning user interface allows you to copy almost any CD in just a few mouse clicks. SlySoft combine knowledge and innovation with many years of experience and direct communication with custo...  Read more


CloneCD is a program developed by SlySoft. The most used version is, with over 3% of all installations currently using this version. 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 57 files and is usually about 3.66 MB (3,832,880 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 25% of users of CloneCD come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.slysoft.com/en/clonecd.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\ccd-uninst.exe" /D="C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD"
Estimated size: 3.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CloneCD

Program executable:clonecd.exe
CloneCD Replicator Program
Path:C:\Program Files\slysoft\clonecd\clonecd.exe
Additional files:
  • ElbyECC.dll (by Elaborate Bytes) - Elaborate Bytes CDRTools (ElbyECC DLL)
  • WriteDVD.dll (by Elaborate Bytes AG) - WriteDVD Library
  • ExecuteWithUAC.exe - ExecuteW Application (ElbyCDIO install helper process)
  • InstallHelp.dll (by Elaborate Bytes AG) - CDRTools (InstallHelp)
  • CCDDriver.dll - CloneCD (CCDDriver DLL)
  • CloneCDTray.exe - CloneCD Tray
  • HelpLauncher.exe - HelpLauncher
  • RegCloneCD.exe - CloneCD Registration Tool
  • setacl.exe (by Helge Klein) - SetACL
  • ccd-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CloneCD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B546EFFF-92AE-41E6-89D0-216BC15B9052}' (runs on registration).
  • ExecuteWithUAC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elbyExecuteWithUAC' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CloneCDTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CloneCDTray_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CloneCDTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CloneCDTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\RedFox\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe" /s.
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.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.27%
Windows 10 21.81%
Windows XP 13.10%
Windows Vista 3.71%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.12%
Windows 7 Professional 10.88%
Windows 10 Pro 4.06%
Windows 10 Home 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.36%
  Germany 20.38%
  Iran 13.27%
  Italy 5.20%
  France 4.16%
  Brazil 3.04%
  United Kingdom 2.45%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Canada 1.88%
  Spain 1.79%
  Austria 1.67%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Australia 1.30%
  Switzerland 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.68%
Hewlett-Packard 18.07%
Acer 16.39%
ASUS 11.50%
Medion 4.65%
Intel 3.53%
American Megatrends 3.01%
Lenovo 2.16%
Toshiba 1.83%
Samsung 1.19%
Sahara 1.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.07%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.93%

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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