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Should I remove CyberDefender Link Patrol?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #22,492
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 76.14 days


VersionDistribution 25.49% 5.88% 37.25% 1.96% 5.88% 5.88% 7.84% 3.92% 5.88%

CyberDefender Link Patrol


CyberDefender Link Patrol is a software program developed by CyberDefender. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named cdinstx.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 6.97 MB (7,303,626 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 94% of users of CyberDefender Link Patrol come from the United States, it is also popular in Austria and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberdefender.com
Help link: www.cyberdefender.com/cgi-bin/support/kb.cgi
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\CyberDefender
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\LocalLow\CyberDefender\cdinstx.exe /u
Estimated size: 6.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberDefender Link Patrol

Program executable:cdinstx.exe
Name:CyberDefender Trial
EDC3.0 Install/Uninstall module
Additional files:
  • cdmyidd.dll - CyberDefender Trial (EDC3.0 Security Toolbar module)
  • stbar03.exe - CyberDefender (Install for CyberDefender)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • cdmyidd.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CyberDefender Link Patrol' with the class of {DD662A0C-12FE-4b38-BA53-247F7EC82F46}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • cdmyidd.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'CyberDefender Link Patrol' with the class of {DD662A0C-12FE-4b38-BA53-247F7EC82F46}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • cdmyidd.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'CyberDefender Link Patrol' with a class of {DD662A0C-12FE-4B38-BA53-247F7EC82F46}.

How do I remove CyberDefender Link Patrol?

You can uninstall CyberDefender Link Patrol 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 Link Patrol, 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 Link Patrol.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by CyberDefender Link Patrol you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 7 2%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.10%
Windows Vista 35.29%
Windows XP 13.73%
Windows 10 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 34.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 8 Pro 2.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.19%
  Austria 1.16%
  Belgium 1.16%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Canada 1.16%
  Thailand 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.90%
Dell 28.57%
Toshiba 10.20%
Acer 6.12%
American Megatrends 4.08%
ASUS 2.04%
NEC 2.04%
Lenovo 2.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.26%
Dell Computer Inspiron 51... 2.13%
Compaq-Presario FJ474AA-A... 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 2.13%
LENOVO 07612BU 2.13%
HP-Pavilion WE268AA-ABD p... 2.13%

Publisher URL: www.cyberdefender.com


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