remove CD-ROM driver?



Gerhard
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
There is a DVD/CD-ROM driver, pfc.sys, which I no longer need. How can I
remove it permanently?

Thanks in advance, Gerhard

Paul Vasquez
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
Why would you want to remove, it just sits there and does nothing if the
devices are not installed. If you really want it gone, find it and delete
it.

Paul
"Gerhard" <gfheiche@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> There is a DVD/CD-ROM driver, pfc.sys, which I no longer need. How can I
> remove it permanently?
>
> Thanks in advance, Gerhard
>

Gerhard
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
I use a DVD/CD writer Pioneer-A09XL and have trouble copying DVDs. So, I try
different copying softwares, but uninstall them if they don't help. One of
them, I don't know which, installed this driver pfc.sys. This driver is not
digitally signed, therefore I want to remove it permanently.



The two methods for removing drivers in article 320553 in the Microsoft
Knowledge Base don't work in this case. Each time I reinstall the DVD/CD
writer this driver pfc.sys, which is not required, reappears.



Thanks in advance, Gerhard



"Paul Vasquez" <vasquez.paul@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Why would you want to remove, it just sits there and does nothing if the
> devices are not installed. If you really want it gone, find it and delete
> it.
>
> Paul
> "Gerhard" <gfheiche@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:u$LOoVMeFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> There is a DVD/CD-ROM driver, pfc.sys, which I no longer need. How can I
>> remove it permanently?
>>
>> Thanks in advance, Gerhard
>>
>
>

Alasdair
07-10-2005, 01:32 AM
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"Gerhard" <gfheiche@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:u$LOoVMeFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> There is a DVD/CD-ROM driver, pfc.sys, which I no longer need. How can I
> remove it permanently?
>
> Thanks in advance, Gerhard
>
pfc.sys file information

The process Padus(R) ASPI Shell belongs to the software Padus(R) ASPI Shell
by Padus, Inc (www.padus.com).
Description: File pfc.sys is located in the folder
C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows XP are 9856 bytes
(42% of all occurrence), 10368 bytes, 13780 bytes, 14604 bytes, 21248 bytes.

The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or
by other programs. The program is not visible. pfc.sys is not a Windows core
file. There is no detailed description of this service. Therefore the
technical security rating is 6% dangerous, however also read the users
reviews.

Important: Some malware can camouflage themselves as pfc.sys, particularly
if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check
the pfc.sys process on your pc whether it is pest.

I dont know if it is harmfull or not but its not on my system.
Alasdair


remove CD-ROM driver?