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Process name: Drive Letter Access Component

Product: Drive Letter Access

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Company: Corel Corporation (acquired Roxio from Rovi Corporation in 2012).

File: dlashx_w.dll

Roxio Burn, of which this dynamic link library (DLL) is a component, replaced the Drive Letter Access (DLA) software that Sonic Solutions acquired when it bought VERITAS Software in 2002. This component is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) or "add-in" for Microsoft Internet Explorer, possibly providing the ability to save an audio or data file, (e.g., *.mp3, *.jpg, or *.pdf), directly to the drive letter of a CD or DVD being created for immediate burning. Serious compatibility issues have been reported with Microsoft Internet Explorer Versions 8 and 9, often enough that Microsoft issued a FastPublish article about its ability to cause IE8 or IE9 to stop responding or crash.

Roxio Burn is a commercial packet writing application for Microsoft Windows that allows optical disk storage devices to be used in a manner similar to floppy disks. Instead of writing to a CD-R or DVD-R in tracks, packet writing preformats the disk as small sectors which it can read and write to individually. This allows files on the disk to be updated, extended, or deleted. DLA proved to be incompatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and Roxio Burn was issued to replace it.

The DLA product has been identified with several different companies because of successive acquisitions or sales. It was developed by VERITAS Software and in 2002 it was acquired along with VERITAS by Sonic Solutions, a company formed in 1987 in Novato, CA, by former employees of Lucasfilm. Roxio was a parallel acquisition by Sonic in 2003. The replacement for the product originated by VERITAS (DLA) was issued through Roxio (RoxioBurn). In 2010, Rovi Corporation acquired Sonic Solutions, but then in 2012 Rovi sold the Roxio division and product line to Corel Corporation. Roxio products are still advertised on the Roxio website and do not appear in the listing of products on the Corel site. If you want a detailed security rating about your dlashx_w.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/dlashx_w.dll.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of dlashx_w.dll: based on 29 votes. Read also the 24 reviews.

  • 6059 users ask for this file. 12 users rated it as not dangerous. 11 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about dlashx_w.dll:
roxio is the cd/dvd burner, not sure why there is a browser helper object there? stewart
If you have this file, probably you can go to your menu in IE, Tools - Manage Addons, and find a plugin called DriveLetterAccess. In my case, I need this file to get the VPN access to work in IE. I'm looking for a solution to get it to work in Firefox also.. anyone had any luck? M.R.
seems to be related to roxio software
I know I need it to make Visio work with a MS Sharepoint application... John Holmes
Looks to be something for windows xp, dont know what it is
This is a component of Hewlett-Packard Device Drivers. These are drivers for the HP device you have installed in your system.  See also: Link MavecK
It caused IE7 to crash about 1 in 4 times I clicked on the 'X' to close the browser. Disabling browser plugin 'drive letter access" fixed the problem Don
It caused IE7 to crash about 1 in 4 times I clicked on the 'X' to close the browser. Disabling browser plugin 'drive letter access" fixed the problem Don
Part of Roxio/Sonic Solutions CD Software Travis
I had the opposite experience to poster, John Holmes. When I tried to open a Vision doc from Sharepoint, Internet Explorer would bomb until I disabled dlashx_w.dll... Gene Mountjoy
Itīs a file from Roxio Software, maybe for drives management Mosk
It came with the VPN client I installed. I don't think, that it is dangerous, 'cause our whole company uses the same version, what contains this file. igenbiza
Browser object for iexplorer.exe
Causes my IE to crash everytime I click on favourites. Tried tools and disabling addon. Still not working. Pop on my computer says its needs an update as some versions are known to clash with windows. cantlocate update. michael
Caused IE to crash when I accessed Favorites. Disabled from Manage Add-ons. Solved problem. Gregory Hansen
VPN connections can be exploited. This file is used by Roxio and has known conflicts with HP all in one printer. If you use all 3 youd better take precautions. If you dont use VPN connections youd better query firewall state and look at active connections and services that use them. The company that made DVR Mad Dog Multimedia drive supplies a Roxio disk that Roxio provides no support or updates for. It is possible the Mad Dog company is closing; I cannot access their web site for further information. This situation presents lots of scary scenarios and what-ifs. marytwelveponies
Causes IE 8 to crash Someone who is hating life
Is associated with both cd\dvd burnign software, or VPN software. Not dangerous but not critical JJ
Go to Add/Remove programs in control panel, then look for RecordNow and/or Sonic (Sonic DLA should also be present), if this is the case then you may need to remove all of these applications. Recordnow and Sonic ARE NOT REQUIRED to burn CD(s)/DVD(s) as Windows has its own burning utility, if you need one go for NERO!  See also: Link Simon
I just installed IE 8 and it told me the add-on was not compatible and that I should search for an update. My belief is that IE 8 is crashing for some of you becuase you do not have the update. I'm not quite sure what it is, but I think it's necessary. Luke
Norton scan considers this a possible threat. RM
causing pop-ups on the site roxio.com on my web browser. andy
dlashx_w.dll is a library program for DLA (Drive Letter Access) that works with Roxio Creator (and/or Sonic Solutions) "RecordNow" software to permit drag & drop of audio or data files onto a CD or DVD contents folder for immediate burning. I assume that it is a Browser Helper Object to permit files from right click "Save target as" links (e.g. *.jpg, *.mp3, or *.pdf) files to be saved directly from a browser link to a disk for burning, although I have always preferred to save such files directly to my hard drive first, before using DLA feature to drag a copy of the downloaded file to a disk for burning. I have never used DLA to copy a file directly from the browser to a CD's contents as the CD is burned. I plan to disable this feature in the IE browser only, and leave it available as an option for the Roxio burning software in my Windows XP system. I have not found the DLA feature of Roxio to be very handy, and seldom use it at all. richardp50
Microsoft scan indicated this file is incompatible with IE8 and should be disabled. IE8 will not operate properly and the DLA presents a security risk in the IE8 environment. Mike

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