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DVD Region Killer

What is DVD Region Killer?

DVD Region Killer is a software application that enables you to play DVD titles made for different regions on your PC


DVD Region Killer is a program developed by Elaborate Bytes. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 5 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 37% of users of DVD Region Killer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elby.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer\regkill-uninst.exe" /D="C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer"

Program filesFiles installed by DVD Region Killer

  • ElbyCheck.exe - Elaborate Bytes ElbyCheck (ElbyCheck)
  • ElbyCDIO.dll - Elaborate Bytes CDRTools (ElbyCDIO DLL)
  • RegKillTray.exe - DVD Region Killer (DVD Region Killer Tray)
  • RKIHelp.dll - DVD Region Killer InstallHelp
  • regkill-uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • ElbyCheck.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CloneDVDElbyDelay_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • RegKillTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegKillTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer\RegKillTray.exe".
  • ElbyCheck.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RegKillElbyCheck' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\DVD Region Killer\ElbyCheck.exe" /L RegKill.

How do I remove DVD Region Killer?

You can uninstall DVD Region Killer 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 DVD Region Killer, 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 DVD Region Killer.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.76%
Windows XP 20.27%
Windows 10 16.22%
Windows Vista 6.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.27%
Windows 7 Professional 18.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.76%
Windows 8.1 6.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.78%
  United Kingdom 9.20%
  Australia 6.90%
  Brazil 5.75%
  Switzerland 4.60%
  Germany 4.60%
  Singapore 3.45%
  Finland 3.45%
  South Africa 2.30%
  France 2.30%
  India 2.30%
  Argentina 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Canada 2.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.91%
Dell 15.22%
Toshiba 13.04%
Lenovo 13.04%
Acer 8.70%
ASUS 4.35%
MSI 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Alienware 4.35%
Compaq 2.17%
American Megatrends 2.17%
Common models
ASUSTeK N56VJ 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.57%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.79%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L67... 1.79%

About Elaborate Bytes

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


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