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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,412
United States Rank #22,746
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202 1.54%
2.1.2 81.54%
2.1.0 16.92%

DVD X Rescue

What is DVD X Rescue?  (from 321 Studios)

DVD X RESCUE recovers lost data from DVDs or CDs. If you couldn’t watch your favorite movie, have suffered an unintentional remix of your favorite music, or lost precious photos or data, this innovative software is for you. Until now there’s never been a cure for the scratches, distortions or read errors caused by comm...  Read more


DVD X Rescue is a software program developed by 321 Studios. The most common release is 2.1.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 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 dvdxrescue.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 4.63 MB (4,857,031 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 82% of users of DVD X Rescue come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.321studios.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\321Studios\DVD X Rescue
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\321STU~1\DVDXRE~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\321STU~1\DVDXRE~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 4.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DVD X Rescue

Program executable:dvdxrescue.exe
Name:Arrowkey DVD X Rescue
DVD X Rescue, Version 2.0
Path:C:\Program Files\321studios\dvd x rescue\dvdxrescue.exe
Additional files:
  • DVDXRes.dll - DVD X Copy
  • DVDXWriter.dll - Common Resources
  • POSTBUGL.DLL (by Arrowkey) - Arrowkey Bug Reporting Tool English Resources (Bug Reporting Tool)
  • POSTBUG.EXE (by Arrowkey) - Arrowkey Bug Reporting Tool
  • VSO_HWE.DLL (by VSO Software) - Vso Headless Writing Engine (CD/DVD writing engine)
  • LANGRES.DLL - Arrowkey CD/DVD Diagnostic (CD/DVD Diagnostic, Version 2.1 English Resources)
  • CDRPDEV.DLL - CD Device Library (CDRPDEV, Version 2.0)
  • JPEGView.dll - Arrowkey JPEGVIEW (Graphics Display)
  • XCOMPRS.DLL (by CDROM_Productions) - XCOMPRS Library (XCOMPRS Data Compression library)
  • dxrl.dll
  • dxrr.dll
  • dxrs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove DVD X Rescue?

You can uninstall DVD X Rescue 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 X Rescue, 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 X Rescue.

Win XP 42%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 47.69%
Windows 7 36.92%
Windows 10 10.77%
Windows Vista 4.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 47.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 7.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.17%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.29%
  Australia 5.21%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Germany 2.08%
  South Africa 1.04%
  Taiwan 1.04%
  Argentina 1.04%
  Romania 1.04%
  Spain 1.04%
  Canada 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.92%
Hewlett-Packard 22.92%
Intel 10.42%
Acer 8.33%
Sahara 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
Gateway 2.08%
Compaq 2.08%
ASUS 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
VIA VT8601 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite A100 1.92%
Sony VPCJ11M1E 1.92%
Sony VGN-NS30Z_S 1.92%


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