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How to eliminate incdrm driver problems

The incdrm.sys (Ahead MRW 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 incdrm.sys process is also known as Ahead MRW Filter Driver or, as the case may be, Nero MRW Filter Driver and is a part of EasyWrite Reader or, as the case may be, InCD Reader. 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 incdrm.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 incdrm.sys Ahead MRW Filter driver

incdrm.sys is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Incdrm.sys is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,672 bytes (27% of all these files), 28,080 bytes as well as 4 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. This incdrm program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. The incdrm file is not part of the Windows operating system. incdrm.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 incdrm.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 incdrm?

It has prevented my Disk Drive from being able to write discs, and every time I insert a DVD, my computer will showa blue error screen saying INCDRM.SYS caused the error and has attempted to access to much memory causing the computer to shutdown. I do not know if my computer system needs this .sys file, so I have been cautious as to deleting it.
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INCDRM.SYS has corrupted my CD/DVD driver files. It occured directly after I ran an inCD easyWrite Reader installer to read files in the format required for their reader. Ahead Software were not helpful.

Summary: One user judges incdrm.sys to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall EasyWrite Reader or InCD Reader

incdrm.sys Ahead MRW Filter driver fix

To remove Ahead MRW 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 EasyWrite Reader or InCD Reader in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

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