What is ElbyDelay?

ElbyDelay.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if ElbyDelay.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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ElbyDelay.sys file information

The process known as Elby Delay Lower Filter Driver belongs to software CloneDVD2 or CDRTools or VirtualCloneDrive by Elaborate Bytes AG (

Description: ElbyDelay.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ElbyDelay.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,608 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 11,984 bytes, 3,968 bytes or 14,032 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. ElbyDelay.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of CloneDVD2 or Elaborate Bytes AG (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or visit the [1][2] website.

Recommended: Identify ElbyDelay.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as ElbyDelay.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the ElbyDelay.sys 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 CloneDVD2. Better DVD burner than Nero.
it seems that the optical drive does not work without it

Summary: Average user rating of ElbyDelay.sys: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think ElbyDelay.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ElbyDelay issues

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