How to remove the CDProxyServ virus

Most antivirus programs identify CDProxyServ.exe as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk], and BitDefender identifies it as Rootkit.22579.

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CDProxyServ.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CDProxyServ
CDProxyServ.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CdProxy Application belongs to software CdProxy Application by unknown.

Description: CDProxyServ.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CDProxyServ.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 167,936 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify CDProxyServ.exe related errors

Important: You should check the CDProxyServ.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.


User Comments

Part of First4Internet's XCP DRM system, used by Sony, malicious thing which corrupts cd ripping
Sony Rootkit Service - reluctantly labelled as required, removal may render the CD-ROM device inoperable
  Mere_Mortal   (further information)
It was installed when I inserted a "Content Enhanced & Protected" audio CD from Sony/BMG which uses it's own CD player & tracking software to limit the amount of times the disc can be copied.

Summary: Average user rating of CDProxyServ.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks CDProxyServ.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks CDProxyServ.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving CDProxyServ issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active CDProxyServ process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the CDProxyServ.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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