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Should I remove CloneDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,017
United States Rank #39,056
Reach 0.0064%


VersionDistribution 0.79%


What is CloneDVD?

CloneDVD is a proprietary DVD cloning software, developed by Elaborate Bytes, that can be used to make backup copies of any DVD movie not copy-protected (for this reason it is often used in conjunction with AnyDVD, a tool that includes disabling such protections). The program is able to transcode a dual layer DVD movie to fit it onto a DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+R DL (Double Layer) disc. CloneDVD can write a DVD from an ISO image and from a directory of individual DVD files

About  (from Elaborate Bytes)

CloneDVD is all-in-one and easiest-to-use DVD copy software, which enables even the novice users to copy, burn, decrypt, and rip any DVD for easy and convenient movie enjoyments anywhere at anytime. It allows you to burn DVD to a blank DVD disk, copy DVD to ISO files onto hard drive by one or two mouse clicks, or rip D...  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 clonedvd2.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 3.16 MB (3,312,219 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elby.ch
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD\CloneDVD-uninst.exe" /D="C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD"
Estimated size: 3.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CloneDVD

Program executable:clonedvd2.exe
Name:elby CloneDVD
CloneDVD Application
Additional files:
  • ElbyCheck.exe - Elaborate Bytes ElbyCheck (ElbyCheck)
  • CloneDVD.exe - Elaborate Bytes CloneDVD (CloneDVD Application)
  • WriteDVD.dll - WriteDVD Library
  • ControlElbyCDIO.exe - CDRTools (ControlElbyCDIO)
  • InstallHelp.dll - InstallHelp
  • RegCloneDVD.exe - CloneDVD (CloneDVD Registration Tool)
  • CloneDVD-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CloneDVD2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A146B7FD-AA42-47D9-8CC8-8DD99C0E7354}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ElbyCheck.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CloneDVDElbyDelay_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ElbyCheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CloneDVDElbyDelay' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD\ElbyCheck.exe" /L ElbyDelay.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CloneDVD2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2\CloneDVD2.exe'.

How do I remove CloneDVD?

You can uninstall CloneDVD 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 CloneDVD, 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 CloneDVD.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win XP 2%
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 7 48.82%
Windows XP 23.62%
Windows 10 16.54%
Windows Vista 11.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 23.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.97%
Windows 7 Professional 14.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.87%
Windows 8.1 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.88% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 35.88%
  United States 19.08%
  Italy 6.11%
  Belgium 4.58%
  France 3.82%
  Netherlands 3.82%
  Canada 3.82%
  Brazil 3.05%
  Japan 3.05%
  Spain 3.05%
  Austria 2.29%
  United Kingdom 2.29%
  Australia 1.53%
  DK 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.72%
Dell 15.49%
Acer 15.49%
American Megatrends 12.68%
Medion 12.68%
Intel 5.63%
Sahara 5.63%
ASUS 4.23%
Toshiba 2.82%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.27%
VIA P4M266-8237 1.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 1.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 1.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 1.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite A50 1.14%

About Elaborate Bytes

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


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