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What does the DirectCD.exe file do?

The DirectCD.exe process is also known as DirectCD Application or, as the case may be, DirectCD Microsoft and is a part of Easy CD Creator (Version 5 Basic) or, as the case may be, Panasonic Document Management. This software is produced by Roxio (www.roxio.com). An obsolete or defective version of DirectCD.exe 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 DirectCD.exe DirectCD Application

DirectCD.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file DirectCD.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (in most cases C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\ respectively C:\Program Files\adaptec\directcd\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 684,032 bytes (81% of all these files), 679,936 bytes or, as the case may be, 299,008 bytes.
DirectCD.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This DirectCD.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. DirectCD.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 38% 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 DirectCD.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 DirectCD?

directcd.exe is a part of Adaptec (now Roxio's) Easy CD/DVD Creator. This is packet writing software which allows the user to write and delete to CDs and DVDs as if they were a normal drive. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
Direct CD application for writing files to CD (further information...)
The driver is called something else, NOT DirectCD.???
Vanessa Campbell
Uses more cpu than it should. Very non-essential, in fact, the whole concept of DirectCD has problems. Many people start using it, without realizing that it creates disks that are non-portable. A disk used on computer A is useless on computer B. Plus, the process is using quite a bit of cpu time just running in the background when it should be doing nothing.
Directcd.exe is inbuild tool in winXP for drag n drop writing of cd. (further information...)

Summary: 6 users judge DirectCD.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted DirectCD.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Easy CD Creator or Panasonic Document Management

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To remove DirectCD Application 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 Easy CD Creator or Panasonic Document Management in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if DirectCD.exe (DirectCD Application) 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 DirectCD Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DirectCD Application 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 DirectCD.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.

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