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Should I remove GameDrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
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9.03 16.67%
9.00 33.33%
7.0 50.00%


What is GameDrive?  (from FarStone)

GameDrive is revolutionary software that builds a virtual library of CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMs on your hard drive so you do not have to insert the actual discs in order to play your games.


GameDrive is a software program developed by FarStone. The most common release is 7.0, 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 setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 30.86 MB (32,359,894 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 87% of users of GameDrive come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.farstone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\farstone\gamedrive
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\FarStone\GameDrive\Setup.exe"
Estimated size: 30.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GameDrive

  • FsGetVcdInfo.dll - FsGetVcdInfo Dynamic Link Library (FsGetVcdInfo DLL)
  • FsVcdCntnt.dll - FsVcdCntnt Dynamic Link Library (FsVcdCntnt DLL)
  • FsVcdCntntRc.dll
  • Common_RC.dll - Common_RC Dynamic Link Library (Common_RC DLL)
  • fsmesrc.dll - Chkmes Dynamic Link Library (Chkmes DLL)
  • ShowCpyr.exe - VirtualDrive Personal (ShowCpyr)
  • MGR.exe - GameDrive Personal (GameDrive MGR)
  • MGR_RC.dll
  • vdtask.exe - GameDrive VDTask
  • vdtask_RC.dll
  • rCache.EXE - farstone rcache (rcache)
  • RcacheRC.dll
  • FarTCP.dll - FarTCP Module
  • About_RC.dll - VirtualDrive (About)
  • Building.exe - Build Program
  • Building_RC.dll
  • BuildProcess.dll - BuildProcess DLL
  • BuildProcess_RC.dll
  • BuildVCD.dll - BuildVCD DLL
  • BuildVCD_RC.dll
  • BuildVCDFromCD.dll - BuildVCDFromCD DLL
  • BuildVCDFromCD_RC.dll
  • Create.exe
  • Create_RC.dll
  • IsoGen.dll - IsoGen DLL
  • Chttpdownload_RC.dll - GameDrive (Download program for live update)
  • LiveUpdate_RC.dll - Liveupdate Resource file
  • WebReg.exe - WebReg
  • webregRC.Dll
  • BurnInterface_RC.dll - BurnInterface_RC Dynamic Link Library (BurnInterface_RC DLL)
  • EvalInterface_RC.dll - EvalInterface_RC Dynamic Link Library (EvalInterface_RC DLL)
  • ExportAudio_RC.dll - ExportAudio_RC Dynamic Link Library (ExportAudio_RC DLL)
  • BurnInterFace.dll - BurnInterFace Dynamic Link Library (BurnInterFace DLL)
  • CHttpDownload.dll - CHttpDownload Dynamic Link Library (CHttpDownload DLL)
  • EvalInterface.dll - EvalInterface Dynamic Link Library (EvalInterface DLL)
  • ExportAudio.dll - ExportAudio Dynamic Link Library (ExportAudio DLL)
  • DcsplnRC.dll - DcsplnRC Dynamic Link Library (DcsplnRC DLL)
  • DcSpln.dll - DcSpln Dynamic Link Library (DcSpln DLL)
  • ComRc.dll - ComRc Dynamic Link Library (ComRc DLL)
  • EvalBrowse.exe - EvalBrowse Application (EvalBrowse MFC Application)
  • Eval.exe - Eval Application (Eval MFC Application)
  • eval_RC.dll
  • fsExFnRC.dll (by Copyright (C) FarStone Technology 1993-2001) - VirtualDrive 7 (Display DLL)
  • fsGExFn.dll (by Copyright (C) FarStone Technology 1993-2001)
  • About.dll
  • CDBLib.dll
  • FsComLib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • vdtask.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VirtualDrive' which loads as C:\Program Files\FarStone\GameDrive\vdtask.exe /AutoRestore.

How do I remove GameDrive?

You can uninstall GameDrive 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 GameDrive, 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 GameDrive.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 100.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  Israel 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 60.00%
Intel 20.00%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H 20.00%
Dell Precision WorkSt... 20.00%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 20.00%
Dell Computer OptiPlex GX... 20.00%
D845HV HV84510A 20.00%


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