What is the cdmyidd.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The cdmyidd.dll process is also known as MyIdentityDefender Toolbar or, as the case may be, EDC3.0 Security Toolbar module and is a part of MyIdentityDefender Toolbar (CyberDefender Corp.) or, as the case may be, CyberDefender Link Patrol. This software is produced by CyberDefender (www.cyberdefender.com) or, as the case may be, Legacy Games. An obsolete or defective version of cdmyidd.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MyIdentityDefender Toolbar has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MyIdentityDefender Toolbar 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)
- cdmyidd.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module cdmyidd.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about cdmyidd.dll MyIdentityDefender Toolbar
cdmyidd.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Cdmyidd.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 3,962,184 bytes (20% of all these files), 3,958,088 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is A26503FE-B3B8-4910-A9DC-9CBD25C6B8D6 or, as the case may be, DD662A0C-12FE-4b38-BA53-247F7EC82F46. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. As a plug-in of Windows Internet Explorer, this file has the ability to look over your shoulder as you browse the Web. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. Cdmyidd.dll does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Cdmyidd.dll is capable of log keyboard entries as well as send data out to the Internet. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A cdmyidd.dll file has a 50% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 3,962,184 bytes (57% of all these files), 3,822,920 bytes, 3,814,728 bytes or, as the case may be, 3,772,416 bytes. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The cdmyidd file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Cdmyidd.dll is capable of connect to the Internet as well as interpret keystrokes.
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 cdmyidd.dll. 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 cdmyidd?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted cdmyidd.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall MyIdentityDefender Toolbar or CyberDefender Link Patrol
To remove MyIdentityDefender Toolbar from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for MyIdentityDefender Toolbar or CyberDefender Link Patrol in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if cdmyidd.dll (MyIdentityDefender Toolbar) 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 MyIdentityDefender Toolbar. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MyIdentityDefender Toolbar 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 cdmyidd.dll 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.