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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
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4.5.10839 25.00%
4.5.9098 25.00%
4.5.7651 25.00%
4.5.7074 25.00%

Xythos Drive


Xythos Drive is a software program developed by Xythos Software. The most common release is 4.5.10839, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 3 MB (3,141,440 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xythos.com/home/xythos/products/xythos_drive.html
Help link: support.xythos.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xythos\drive
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BA9346F1-40F1-42D8-880F-54E475CC5487}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Xythos Drive

  • i18n.dll - Xythos Drive (Xythos Drive I18N)
  • npitem.dll - Xythos Drive plugin for Netscape
  • nxittach.dll - Xythos Drive plugin for Notes
  • tdapi.dll - TDApi Module (Xythos API)
  • tddrop.dll - Xythos Drive Drag Drop Handler InProcess COM
  • tdinfotip.dll - Xythos Drive InfoTip on Directory handler
  • tdinject.dll - Xythos Drive Inject DLL
  • tdshell.dll - Xythos Drive Shell Extension/Configuration DLL
  • xdnp.dll - Xythos Drive Network Provider
  • xfslocal.dll - Xythos Drive File system InProcess COM API
  • xfsremote.dll - Xythos Drive File system Service Dll Implementation
  • xfssvccon.exe - Xythos Drive XFS Service Console
  • xitax.dll - XITAx Module (Xythos WfcAPI ActiveX Bridge)
  • xythos.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • tdshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TDMenu' with a class of {9B95E161-D4B0-11d3-A0F7-444553540000}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npitem.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Xythos Drive' with a plugin key of '@xythos.com/Xythos Drive' for all users of the PC.
  • xfssvccon.exe runs as a service named 'XD Filesystem' (XyService).

How do I remove Xythos Drive?

Quickly and completely remove Xythos Drive from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Xythos Drive 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 Xythos Drive, 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 Xythos Drive.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Xythos Drive you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.00%
Lenovo 25.00%
Common models
LENOVO 7450AP5 33.33%
Dell OptiPlex 780 33.33%
Dell OptiPlex 380 33.33%


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