What does the cdantsrv.exe file do?
The cdantsrv.exe process is also known as C-Dilla RTS Service and is a part of CD-Secure/CD-Compress Windows NT. This software is produced by C-Dilla (www.macrovision.com/products/legacy_products/safecast/safecast_cdilla_faq.shtml). An obsolete or defective version of cdantsrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- C-Dilla RTS service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- C-Dilla RTS service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- cdantsrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cdantsrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cdantsrv.exe C-Dilla RTS service
cdantsrv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Cdantsrv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,256 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 46,080 bytes.
This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves cdantsrv.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about cdantsrv?
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|Autodesk Licence server (further information...) |
Summary: 22 users judge cdantsrv.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. However, 4 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 9 users have already deleted cdantsrv.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall CD-Secure/CD-Compress Windows NT
To remove C-Dilla RTS service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate CD-Secure/CD-Compress Windows NT in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if cdantsrv.exe (C-Dilla RTS service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of C-Dilla RTS service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for C-Dilla RTS service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or cdantsrv.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.