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How to eliminate InCDPass driver problems

The InCDPass.sys (Ahead RW 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 InCDPass.sys process is also known as Ahead RW Filter Driver or, as the case may be, Nero InCD RW Filter Driver and is a part of InCD or, as the case may be, Nero 7 Essentials. This software is produced by Nero AG (nero.com) or, as the case may be, Ahead Software AG (www.nero.com). An obsolete or defective version of InCDPass.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 InCDPass.sys Ahead RW Filter driver

InCDPass.sys is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. InCDPass.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 29,440 bytes (25% of all these files), 38,952 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
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. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The InCDPass file is not part of the Windows operating system. InCDPass.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, 33% 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 InCDPass.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 InCDPass?

Nero Driver - safe, may be needed to use other burner software.
The process Ahead RW Filter Driver or Ahead CD-RW Filter Driver belongs to the software InCD by Ahead Software AG (www.nero.com) or Nero AG (nero.com).
The version I am looking at is an "Ahead RW filter driver" from "Ahead Software AG" on a PC with an AOPEN brand CD drive, so I asume it is essential for that brand of drive.
Roger K
it installed with my Burner software that I bought from LondonDrugs

Summary: 4 users judge InCDPass.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted InCDPass.sys. source: file.net

How to uninstall InCD or Nero 7 Essentials

InCDPass.sys Ahead RW Filter driver fix

To remove Ahead RW 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 InCD or Nero 7 Essentials in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if InCDPass.sys (Ahead RW 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 Ahead RW Filter driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Ahead RW 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 InCDPass.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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