How to remove the cledx virus

Most antivirus programs identify cledx.exe as malware—for example McAfee identifies it as Generic.dx!pop, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-L.

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Cledx.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cledx
Cledx.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Team H2O CLEDX belongs to software SyncroSoft Emu or CLEDX by Team H2O (

Description: Cledx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Cledx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 385,024 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 307,200 bytes, 200,069 bytes, 516,096 bytes or 327,680 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The cledx.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with cledx.exe, you may want to uninstall the software SyncroSoft Emu using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify cledx.exe related errors

Important: You should check the cledx.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

dongle for steinberg cubase sx3, software application
its a dongle for the Halion Software Sampler
Cledx.exe is part of the syncrosoft protection system. The "Team H20 Cledx" is a warez patch. The real cledx.exe is required for applications using the syncrosoft licensing system.
Syncro TruEmu Team H2O - Dongle Emulation for Cubase
Syncrosoft Tru Emu software by Team H2O
H2o Software Tool for bypassing a USB Key Dongle in stienberger software
It is a file provided by Team H2O (Warez). It gives you full access to Cubase and to the other Steinberg products.
h20 dongle emulator not dangerous at all.
it´s a process related in my case, to Steinberg Nuendo
Great product. Works great!
The cledx.exe from H2O contains a trojan called Win32:Rbot-cxl
is a crack (DONGLE)
it can make some problems with NOD32
its a dongle safe to use
Dongle Emulator
It is harmless.
I removed it from my Vista system, don't know where it came from, but it's gone and everything still works, still slow as ever.
It's a wonderful dongle emulator for those of us who hate usb keys .. used for alot of different steinberg products-- sometimes produces CLED error but reboot will fix it
Dongle Emulation for Cubase
Emulator for syncrosoft products, including Cubase, Halion, Hypersonic and many more - basically audio programs.
key for Nuendo. May have trojans inside, scan with ad-aware just to be sure. Mine was always clean
Team H20 dongle emulator
its a 'dongle' for people that have a hack/fake version of steinberb music products. you need it to do the music software.
It's not compatible with windows 7 64 bit
its a proccess made by H2O to simulate a fake usb device, when it working, youd be able to load certain plugins and other music making softwares.
Dongles free musicmaking Cubase
cubase dongle, absolutely fine. obviously virus can be attached to any file, so check that your source is reliable. Great job for me though!
It workin only under XP windows, on other(Vista or 7) has included fatal error, witch slows all processes on your computer after starting windows. But, when you have version with "Team H2O cledx" sign in taskbar, its a virus included in programs "SyncroSoft Emu" or "discoDSP Discovery VSTi". Uninstall it!!!. Actually this warez patch is not danger, but your Cubase has instant acces on internet like flash or ftp. Be carefull and protect your privacy.
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it prevents the installation of Nuendo 3 and hypersonic 2 h2o.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of cledx.exe: based on 50 votes with 30 user comments. 33 users think cledx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users think cledx.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade cledx.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving cledx issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cledx process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cledx.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.

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