What is cdloader2.exe?

The genuine cdloader2.exe file is a software component of magicJack by magicJack VocalTec.
Cdloader2.exe is an executable file that launches the magicJack client, a tool for making International phone calls over the Internet. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. magicJack is a peripheral device that may be plugged directly into a USB port of a computer. It let users make VoIP phone calls to the United States and Canada over the Internet using telephony services from the YMAX corporation. The latest magicJack Plus lets users make phone calls without a computer but still requires a valid Internet service provider. magicJack Vocaltec is best known for the invention of the first Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software. Over 10 million magicJack products have been sold since the first VoIP product first appeared on the market in 1995. The company was formed after Vocaltec merged with magicJack in 2010. The company is headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.

cdloader2 stands for magicJack client for Windows desktop loader (version2)

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the cdloader2.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Cdloader2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cdloader2
Cdloader2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as magicJack (cdloader2) or magicJack USB Softphone (cdloader2) belongs to software magicJack cdloader2 Component or magicJack or VADIS Config by magicJack L.P (

Description: Cdloader2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Cdloader2.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 50,592 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 50,520 bytes, 51,592 bytes, 34,816 bytes or 54,616 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). Cdloader2.exe is not a Windows core file. The cdloader2.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Magicjack provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->magicJack cdloader2 Component or magicJack).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cdloader2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.E (detected by Microsoft), and TROJ_COSMU.AG (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the cdloader2.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving cdloader2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cdloader2. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the cdloader2.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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