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Should I remove Acer PlayMovie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,472
United States Rank #44,859
Reach 0.0069%


DVD 1.5.3317 39.18%
DVD 1.5.3315 SP3301 3.09%
DVD 1.5.3133 17.53%
BD+HD 1.5.3910 1.03%
BD+HD 1.5.3620 3.09%
BD+HD 1.5.3317 2.06%
BD 1.5.4218 7.22%
BD 1.5.3620 12.37%
BD 1.5.3317 1.03%
1.5.9001 4.12%
1.5.5718 4.12%
1.5.4614 SP1401 1.03%
1.5.4614 4.12%

Other programs by Acer

Acer PlayMovie


Acer PlayMovie is a software program developed by Acer. The most common release is dvd 1.5.3317, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named playmovie.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 36.22 MB (37,980,803 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 18% of users of Acer PlayMovie come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\acer arcade live\acer playmovie
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A450831D-25F6-
Estimated size: 36.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Acer PlayMovie

Program executable:playmovie.exe
Name:Acer PlayMovie
Acer PlayMovie Main Program
Path:C:\Program Files\acer arcade live\acer playmovie\playmovie.exe
Additional files:
  • DXRender.dll (by Cyberlink) - Cyberlink XRenderL Dynamic Link Library (XRenderL Dynamic Link Library)
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • FileSystemMgr.dll (by Cyberlink) - CyberLink FilsSystemMgr.dll (FileSystemMgr)
  • REGX.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Registry Utility
  • CBS.dll - Cyberlink Burning Service (CBS)
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLHelper.exe - CyberLink Player Helper
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)
  • CLDShowX.dll - Cyberlink Player 7.0
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • PMVService.exe - CyberLink PlayMovie (CyberLink PlayMovie Resident Program)
  • dxRenderV.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • dxRenderX.dll
  • FCL_DLL.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink FCL_DLL (FCL_DLL)
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • Qt3Support4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • js32.dll
  • libmng.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PlayMovie.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PlayMoviePlayHDDVDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'HDDVD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPlayMovie.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PMVService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PlayMovie' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Acer Arcade Live\Acer PlayMovie\PMVService.exe".

How do I remove Acer PlayMovie?

Quickly and completely remove Acer PlayMovie from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Acer PlayMovie from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Acer PlayMovie, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Acer PlayMovie.

Win Vista (SP2) 81%
Win 8 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 85.57%
Windows 7 13.40%
Windows 8 1.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 86.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.18%
  United Kingdom 13.64%
  France 13.64%
  Germany 13.64%
  Canada 10.91%
  Italy 6.36%
  Netherlands 6.36%
  Taiwan 3.64%
  Australia 2.73%
  Austria 1.82%
  Switzerland 1.82%
  Finland 1.82%
  Spain 0.91%
  Belgium 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 98.97%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Common models
Acer Aspire M5100 19.57%
ACER Aspire M5630 15.22%
Acer Aspire X3200 14.13%
Acer Aspire M3100 9.78%
Acer Aspire M5201 5.43%
ACER Aspire M3630 5.43%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com


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