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Should I remove CyberDefender Framework?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
48% remove it52% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,109
United States Rank #16,885
Reach 0.0044%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 526.78 days
1485.55 days >
Average installed length: 780.54 days


VersionDistribution 67.82% 28.74% 3.45%

CyberDefender Framework

What is CyberDefender Framework?

From the EULA: "Certain Software scans for software and registry entries that have been installed or added to your computer which: (1) may track your information and Internet activity for the purpose of generating advertisements;"


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 installer includes 52 files and is usually about 2.39 MB (2,501,672 bytes). TinyUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberdefender.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberDefender\
Uninstaller: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /i {DF4DF785-DB30-4AC0-B26A-715488DAA2CD} REMOVE=ALL
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.39 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CyberDefender Framework

  • cdinstx.exe - CyberDefender Trial (EDC3.0 Install/Uninstall module)
  • datacollection.exe - CyberDefender Framework (DataCollection)
  • messagequeueservice.exe - MessageQueueService
  • schedulerservice.exe - CyberDefender Scheduling Service
  • TinyUpdater.exe
  • Network.dll - CyberDefender
  • AsInvoker.exe - PC Optimizer (PC Optimizer - UAC Launcher)
  • asores.dll
  • CDPCO.exe
  • CDPCOCheckUpdate.exe - PC Optimizer - Checking for Updates
  • CDPCODefragServiceManager.exe - PC Optimizer - Install Helper
  • CDPCODefragSrv.exe - PC Optimizer - Defrag Service
  • CDPCODefragSrv64.exe
  • CDPCODiskOptimizer.exe - PC Optimizer - Disk Optimizer
  • CDPCOHelper.dll
  • CDPCOPrivacyProtector.exe - PC Optimizer - Privacy Protector
  • CDPCORegClean.exe - PC Optimizer - Registry Cleaner
  • CDPCORegistryOptimizer.exe - PC Optimizer - Registry Optimizer
  • CDPCOsys.dll
  • CDPCOSysFileBakRes.exe - PC Optimizer - System Files Backup and Restore
  • CDPCOSystemCleaner.exe - PC Optimizer - System Cleaner
  • cdpcouninstaller.exe - PC Optimizer - Uninstall Helper
  • Downloader.dll
  • HighestAvailable.exe
  • HighestAvailable1.exe
  • KillCDPCOProcesses.exe
  • RequireAdministrator.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • CDPCO.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LAUNCH CDPCO'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • CDPCO.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CyberDefender PC Optimizer.
3 Services
  • schedulerservice.exe runs as a service named 'CyberDefender Scheduling Service' (CDScheduler) "Required for CyberDefender products".
  • CDPCODefragSrv64.exe runs as a service named 'CDPCODiskOptimizer' (CDPCODiskOptimizer).
  • CDPCODefragSrv.exe runs as a service named 'CDPCODiskOptimizer' (CDPCODiskOptimizer).

How do I remove CyberDefender Framework?

You can uninstall CyberDefender Framework 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 CyberDefender Framework, 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 CyberDefender Framework.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 48%
Keep it 52%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows Vista 18.18%
Windows XP 12.50%
Windows 10 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.79%
Windows 7 Professional 5.81%
Windows 10 Home 3.49%
Windows 7 Starter 1.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.60%
  Jamaica 1.36%
  Mexico 0.68%
  PR 0.68%
  Canada 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.23%
Dell 27.69%
Acer 13.85%
Toshiba 10.77%
Lenovo 4.62%
American Megatrends 3.08%
Gateway 3.08%
Samsung 1.54%
ASUS 1.54%
Compaq 1.54%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530s 4.88%
Sony VPCF136FM 2.44%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.44%
PSLA1 PSLA1069 2.44%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.44%

Publisher URL: www.cyberdefender.com


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