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What is VCDDaemon.exe?

VCDDaemon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if VCDDaemon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

VCDDaemon.exe file information

The process known as Virtual CloneDrive Daemon or VirtualCloneDrive belongs to software Virtual CloneDrive by Elaborate Bytes AG (www.elby.ch).

Description: VCDDaemon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VCDDaemon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 94,208 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/vcddaemon.exe.html 
The file is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). VCDDaemon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In case you experience problems using VCDDaemon.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > VirtualCloneDrive) or contact www.elby.ch to assist you.

Recommended: Identify VCDDaemon.exe related errors

If VCDDaemon.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 85,160 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 94,208 bytes. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. VCDDaemon.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "VirtualCloneDrive" is not required to run at start up. Virtual Clone Drive, part of CloneCD CD/DVD copying sofware. Discontinued

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as VCDDaemon.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the VCDDaemon.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

Clone CD Drive... you installed this software!
Clone Drive
Clonedrive or CloneSheep. Virtual image mounter. nothing to worry about.
A great Clone CD Drive Softare, I love it
Clone cd Virtual drive
The VCD is still continued, but doesn't run under XP64 / Vista (v5.1.4.5.). Can be deactivated in the settings menu (where else?) - Start-Program files-Elaborate Bytes-Virtual CloneDrive
  Nico   (further information)
Razer DeathAdder drivers, found in %PROGRAMFILES%\Razer\DeathAdder\vdDaemon.exe
Mount iso on Windows OS

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Summary: Average user rating of VCDDaemon.exe: based on 13 votes with 8 user comments.
9 users think VCDDaemon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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