What is ElbyCheck.exe?

The genuine ElbyCheck.exe file is a software component of Elaborate Bytes ElbyCheck by Elaborate Bytes.
Part of the main program executable CloneCD.exe. Clone CD is proprietary disc authoring software that makes exact copies of music and data CDs and DVDs even if Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions are in place on the original disc. Elaborate Bytes is a Swiss company but due to changes in European copyright law the company was reportedly forced to take it off the market. The software is now sold by SlySoft, a company located in Antigua and Barbuda. Local legislation does not ban the manipulation of DRM schemes.

ElByCheck stands for Elaborate Bytes Check

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 ElbyCheck.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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ElbyCheck.exe file information

The process known as ElbyCheck belongs to software Elaborate Bytes ElbyCheck or CloneDVD by Elaborate Bytes ( or Elaborate Bytes AG (

Description: ElbyCheck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ElbyCheck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). ElbyCheck.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall CloneCD or CloneDVD from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ElbyCheck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ElbyCheck.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

From Elaborate Bytes who make CloneCD - monitors the installed filters of CD-ROMs/DVD-ROMs. Note - under Win2K removing this from startup causes the CD drive in the computer to not be recognized in the OS and after rechecking it prompts that the driver has been corrupted and asks you to restart the computer to fix it
  Ebula   (further information)
Installed with AnySoft DVD

Summary: Average user rating of ElbyCheck.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks ElbyCheck.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ElbyCheck issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ElbyCheck. 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 ElbyCheck.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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