Notification Settings: What is "Embarcadero.Desktop.Toasts.CF4ADDBE" ?

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home

    Notification Settings: What is "Embarcadero.Desktop.Toasts.CF4ADDBE" ?


    First time here - hoping someone might be familiar with something called 'Desktop.Toasts'.

    I was looking through the Notifications Settings and stumbled upon this entry called "Embarcadero.Desktop.Toasts.CF4ADDBE". Its under 'Get notifications from these senders'.

    It looks rather odd, and I have no idea what a Desktop.Toast is, so I did a quick google search, but couldn't make heads or tails of it - and absolutely nothing about the specific entry I found.

    Anyone know what this might be and whether I should be concerned? I'm running Windows 10 Home on a MSI CX72-6QD laptop.

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  2. Posts : 5,176
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2

    "Toasts" are the rectangular notification boxes that slide in and out at the bottom right of your screen. They used to appear as balloon tips in the classic view. I'm not sure what particular app yours is but you could look down your complete list of apps and see if you can identify it that way. Settings > System > Apps & Features.
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  3. Posts : 3,080
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview

    Its a Delphi desktop app.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the info guys...

    So, Embarcadero Delphi is a programming language..? I looked through my list of apps & programs, but I've no way of knowing which one this is associated with. Is there a way to find out? Or at least a way to know if I've picked up some rogue software somewhere?
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Just to be clear, the laptop in question is less than 3 months old, not many programs installed yet, its kept updated, running ESET Smart Security and I use Malwarebytes Anti-malware & SuperAntispyware regularly. It also seems unlikely any virus or trojan would give itself away by showing up as a "toast".

    Nevertheless, it also seems strange there's no obvious way to determine exactly what software it might be related to and googling the CF4ADDBE string produces nothing except my own post here.
    Last edited by graveller39; 06 Apr 2017 at 20:41.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    I do appreciate the help, but I was kinda hoping for something a little more substantial...
    Last edited by graveller39; 11 Apr 2017 at 13:45.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Just chiming in to say I have the same exact issue, have you managed to get it sorted?
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 x64, Unbuntu

    I also have a fairly new MSI and came across the same thing.
    Tracked down the registry key: Computer\HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-828445535-2911679949-3288560133-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications\Backup\Embarcadero.DesktopToasts.CF 4ADDBE

    To expand upon the previous answers, embarcadero is an all-in-one compiling environment that has tried to make building new software and wrapping old software easy. This sort of looks like a fragment from something that wasn't compiled right, and not anything to worry about. The registry key itself tells us that this was a desktop app that was supposed to push a notification.

    The CF4ADDE is likely a hex referencing an ip address. Specifically, which is the security and ip address registry firm Merit Inc. They've been around since the earliest internet, and do a lot of things under the hood of the web.

    My guess is that some bit of software that was shipped with MSI (or some other third party app) just didn't compile something right and it got left behind. So nothing to worry about.
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  9. Posts : 56,061
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider

    Maybe this will shed a little more light on it. Apparently, it's associated with the Action Center in Windows 10. From various sources, it displays the "toast" notification, then parks it in the Action Center. Best I could decipher.

    Using Notifications - RAD Studio
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10, 7, linux Mint, Raspian

    Hi all,

    I just came across the same issue, and thought it was strange.

    From reading the above posts, I'm thinking whatever app is creating the toast was created or recreated in Delphi (similar to the Pascal or C programming language)

    Embarcadero is the publisher of the programming application that was used to create/recreate the application.

    So from what i've gathered its safe.

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