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How to eliminate Cdaudio driver problems

The Cdaudio.sys (CD-ROM Audio Filter driver) file is a Windows driver. Generally, drivers are used by Windows to enable internal components like graphic cards and drives, or external devices, such as printers, backup media or input devices.
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The Cdaudio.sys process is also known as CD-ROM Audio Filter Driver and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of Cdaudio.sys can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about Cdaudio.sys CD-ROM Audio Filter driver

Cdaudio.sys is part of Windows. Cdaudio.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. The file size is 18,688 bytes.
If necessary, you can manually stop or start this driver in the Device Manager. The Device Manager can be found in Windows Control Panel under Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers/Device Manager. The driver facilitates access to your computer's hardware and accessories. This file is part of the operating system. The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. This process is often not active. This Cdaudio program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. Cdaudio.sys appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 0% 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 Cdaudio.sys. 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 Cdaudio?

avast antivirus says it is malware
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Summary: One user judges Cdaudio.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

Cdaudio.sys CD-ROM Audio Filter driver fix

To remove CD-ROM Audio Filter driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if Cdaudio.sys (CD-ROM Audio Filter driver) 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 CD-ROM Audio Filter driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CD-ROM Audio Filter driver 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 Cdaudio.sys 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.

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