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Should I remove DVD or CD Sharing?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,866
United States Rank #10,417
Reach 0.0168%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.83 days
555.05 days >
Average installed length: 291.64 days


VersionDistribution 6.02% 8.73% 6.93% 1.81% 0.30% 0.30% 75.00% 0.60% 0.30%

DVD or CD Sharing

What is DVD or CD Sharing?  (from Apple)

You can use a DVD or CD via another computer's optical drive by enabling DVD or CD sharing. You might want to do this if your Mac did not come with an optical drive and you don't have an external Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive. To use the above mentioned discs with a computer without an optical drive, u...  Read more


DVD or CD Sharing is a software program developed by Apple. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 RemoteInstallMacOSX.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 1.77 MB (1,855,400 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 72% of users of DVD or CD Sharing come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DVD or CD Sharing\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F550E874-0E82-443B-8E6B-99FF714FEA1C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DVD or CD Sharing

Program executable:RemoteInstallMacOSX.exe
Name:Remote Install Mac OS X
Additional files:
  • ODSOptions.exe - DVD or CD Sharing Options
  • ODSAgent.exe - DVD or CD Sharing Agent
  • RemoteInstallMacOSX.exe - Remote Install Mac OS X

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ODSAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CD- und DVD-Sharing' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CD- und DVD-Sharing\ODSAgent.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RemoteInstallMacOSX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Condivisione DVD o CD\RemoteInstallMacOSX.exe'.
  • ODSAgent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Condivisione DVD o CD\ODSAgent.exe'.

How do I remove DVD or CD Sharing?

You can uninstall DVD or CD Sharing 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 or CD Sharing, 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 or CD Sharing.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.82%
Windows 10 20.48%
Windows Vista 16.87%
Windows XP 7.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.05%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.60%
Windows 10 Home 4.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.76%
  United Kingdom 6.37%
  Canada 4.46%
  Australia 4.03%
  Israel 1.27%
  India 1.27%
  New Zealand 0.85%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Turkey 0.64%
  Mexico 0.64%
  South Africa 0.64%
  Malaysia 0.64%
  Thailand 0.64%
  Netherlands 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.04%
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Acer 8.80%
ASUS 6.02%
Toshiba 3.24%
Intel 1.85%
Apple 1.85%
Lenovo 1.85%
Samsung 1.85%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.22%
HP 750-437cb 3.73%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.24%
Dell Inspiron 530s 2.24%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 2.24%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,2 2.24%

About Apple

Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer programs, and personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.apple.com


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