I recently tried out the latest versions of SlySoftâ€™s apps and have noticed some unusual behavior. Could someone please verify my findings?
(1) Orphaned Registry Entries
There are now some new registry entries that do not follow standard practices: HKCU\CloneCD and HKCU\SlySoft. Both are empty, and I have yet to see them recreated since I deleted them (possibly created by the installer rather than the apps themselves).
(2) Constantly Accessed Temp File
There is a new file in \Windows which seems to be given a random filename in the format S%8.8.tmp where %8.8 is an eight digit hexadecimal number. In fact you can even see the string in ElbyCDIO.dll at 0x0000078C: \SystemRoot %s\S%8.8X.tmp. The ElbyCDIO service creates then accesses it every ten seconds in a seemingly infinite loop! I donâ€™t know if the registry entry HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\elbyTemp\TempFile has anything to do with it, but that reg entry is peculiar in and of itself.
I am not sure which app is responsible, but I suspect CloneCD is the center since ElbyCDIO was started with it and CCD is the only one with a weird reg entry. I installed and tested all of SlySoftâ€™s apps (latest versions) today and found that CloneCD, AnyDVD, CloneDVD, and Virtual CloneDrive use ElbyCDIO while CloneDVDMobile and GameJackal do not.
So can anyone confirm these observations? Thanks.