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Should I remove CloneDVD2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,313
United States Rank #1,575
Reach 0.5194%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.12 days
445.90 days >
Average installed length: 234.29 days


VersionDistribution 8.11% 0.05% 1.04% 58.61% 0.14% 7.80% 0.04% 0.04% 0.05%


What is CloneDVD2?

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)

elby CloneDVD™ 2 software copies movies in unparalleled picture quality. If it's only the main movie or a complete DVD – elby CloneDVD™ software compresses even long footage in brilliant quality and at high speed: A special transcoding technology compresses your choice of DVD titles according to your audio and language...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 clonedvd2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 8.59 MB (9,006,292 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elby.ch/products/clone_dvd/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2\CloneDVD2-uninst.exe" /D="C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2"
Estimated size: 8.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CloneDVD2

Program executable:clonedvd2.exe
Name:elby CloneDVD
CloneDVD Application
Path:C:\Program Files\elaborate bytes\clonedvd2\clonedvd2.exe
Additional files:
  • CloneDVD2 - Copie.exe - Elaborate Bytes CloneDVD (CloneDVD Application)
  • ElbyCDIO.dll - Elaborate Bytes CDRTools (ElbyCDIO DLL)
  • WriteDVD.dll - WriteDVD Library
  • HelpLauncher.exe - CloneDVD (HelpLauncher)
  • InstallHelp.dll - CDRTools (InstallHelp)
  • RegCloneDVD.exe - CloneDVD Registration Tool
  • ExecuteWithUAC.exe - ExecuteW Application (ElbyCDIO install helper process)
  • RgDrvls.exe - RegCheck Application
  • CloneDVD2-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • CloneDVD2.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'CloneDVDPlayDVDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'DVD' and the action verb 'CloneDVDOpen.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CloneDVD2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1BBB88DF-BDF2-4166-B8DC-5882F9E7BB79}' (runs on registration).
  • ExecuteWithUAC.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elbyExecuteWithUAC' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CloneDVD2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2\CloneDVD2.exe'.
  • RegCloneDVD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\CloneDVD2\Nueva carpeta (2)\CloneDVD2\RegCloneDVD.exe'.

How do I remove CloneDVD2?

You can uninstall CloneDVD2 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 CloneDVD2, 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 CloneDVD2.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.93%
Windows 10 24.50%
Windows XP 10.17%
Windows Vista 5.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.05%
Windows 7 Professional 12.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.19%
Windows 10 Home 5.81%
Windows 8.1 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.43%
  Germany 23.69%
  Italy 4.81%
  Canada 2.98%
  United Kingdom 2.73%
  France 2.28%
  Australia 2.27%
  Brazil 1.97%
  Austria 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Iran 1.37%
  Spain 1.14%
  Japan 1.11%
  Belgium 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.89%
Dell 21.79%
Acer 15.42%
ASUS 7.22%
Medion 6.49%
Intel 4.40%
Toshiba 4.06%
American Megatrends 2.72%
Lenovo 1.64%
Sahara 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.43%
ASUS All Series 6.14%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.59%
Dell XPS 8300 3.01%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.61%

About Elaborate Bytes

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


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