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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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2.0.2210 66.67%
1.01 33.33%

Virtual Drive Extension


Virtual Drive Extension is a program developed by Software Factory. The most used version is 2.0.2210, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 4 files and is usually about 508 KB (520,192 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 74% of users of Virtual Drive Extension come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: softwarefactory.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\software factory\virtual drive extension
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D96EFB0F-6F9D-4383-B75E-3BB74DD6CD88}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 508 KB
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by Virtual Drive Extension

  • virtualdriveextension.dll - Virtual Drive Extension (Virtual Drive Extension Shell Extension)
  • virtualdriveextensiontasks.dll - Virtual Drive Extension Core Library
  • virtualdriveextensionutil.dll - Virtual Drive Extension Helper Library
  • subst.dll - Subst API Library (Subst API Library (x64))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • virtualdriveextensionutil.dll is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Virtual Drive Extension Logon Task.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • virtualdriveextensionutil.dll is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Virtual Drive Extension' which loads as RUNDLL32.EXE "C:\Program Files\Software Factory\Virtual Drive Extension\VirtualDriveExtensionUtil.dll",RUNDLL32_RestoreSubstDrives.

How do I remove Virtual Drive Extension?

Quickly and completely remove Virtual Drive Extension from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Virtual Drive Extension 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Virtual Drive Extension, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Virtual Drive Extension.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 8 13.33%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista Business 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.68% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 73.68%
  United States 26.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Lenovo 27.27%
NEC 18.18%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Sony 9.09%
Common models
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 6.67%
Sony VGN-NS51B_L 6.67%
Panasonic Corporation CF-... 6.67%
NEC PC-VN770TG1KW 6.67%
NEC PC-LZ550LS 6.67%
MouseComputer Co.,Ltd. H6... 6.67%


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