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Should I remove CyberLink PowerDVD 8?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,108
United States Rank #1,136
Reach 0.7313%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.80 days
525.16 days >
Average installed length: 275.93 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
8.1.4022.50 0.09%
8.1.3625.50 0.42%
8.1.3405.50 1.65%
8.1.3201.50 0.52%
8.1.2815o.50 2.29%
8.00.0000 0.30%
8.0.3912.50 0.10%
8.0.3805.50 1.14%
8.0.3727.50 0.06%
8.0.3726.50 1.08%
8.0.3716.50 0.59%
8.0.3524.50 0.70%
8.0.3520.50 2.25%
8.0.3509 0.02%
8.0.3506.50 0.13%
8.0.3428.50 0.47%
8.0.3427 0.38%
8.0.3402 5.72%
8.0.3329 0.51%
8.0.3228g 1.41%
8.0.3228f 2.50%
8.0.3228e 1.26%
8.0.3228 4.37%
8.0.3224 0.49%
8.0.3201.50 1.20%
8.0.3017d 0.06%
8.0.3017c 0.23%
8.0.3017b 0.73%
8.0.3017a 0.39%
8.0.2918 0.06%
8.0.2815m.50 3.91%
8.0.2815i.50 0.87%
8.0.2815d 0.04%
8.0.2815c.50 0.08%
8.0.2815c 0.08%
8.0.2815b 16.33%
8.0.2815a 0.40%
8.0.2815 0.51%
8.0.2803.50 1.32%
8.0.2801 0.08%
8.0.2705b.50 0.14%
8.0.2705a 0.11%
8.0.2705.50 0.32%
8.0.2705 0.27%
8.0.2606a 1.11%
8.0.2521 0.06%
8.0.2430.50 0.43%
8.0.2217a 0.47%
8.0.2217 2.90%
8.0.2021a 0.08%
8.0.2021 0.12%
62 versions

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CyberLink PowerDVD 8

What is CyberLink PowerDVD 8?

CyberLink PowerDVD 8 is a media player for Microsoft Windows. PowerDVD is distributed on physical media or by download from the Cyberlink website. It is often bundled with a variety of PC systems and peripheral devices (particularly optical drives).

About  (from CyberLink)

CyberLink PowerDVD, consumers' favorite HD playback software, supports the playback of high-definition video formats and Blu-ray Discs. As the industry-leading media player, CyberLink PowerDVD also supports a complete range of other key video and audio formats, including MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), WMV-HD, MLP Lossl...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 8.0.2815b, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is PDVD8Serv.exe. The software installer includes 62 files and is usually about 91.06 MB (95,482,877 bytes). WebUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.CyberLink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}\setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 91.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberLink PowerDVD 8

Program executable:PDVD8Serv.exe
Name:PowerDVD RC Service
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
MD5:28fd28a29c637c9afefe0a26e27c6dfe
CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows; several editions of the software are sold including "Ultra", "Deluxe" and "Standard". All editions support the viewing of DVD and the Ultra edition supports Blu-ray playback,...
Additional files:
  • NetworkAware.dll - Network Awareness Dynamic Link Library
  • CES_Picture.dll - Cyberlink Picture in Picture Module (Cyberlink Picture in Picture Library)
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • DigestFilter.dll - DigestFilter Dynamic Link Library
  • CES_Template.dll - Cyberlink Layer Template Module (Cyberlink Layer Template Library)
  • CLMediaServerBrowser.dll - CyberLink CLMediaServerBrowser (CLMediaServerBrowser)
  • CLGSensorUtil.dll - CLGSenso Dynamic Link Library
  • CLMFWrapperSplitter.dll - Cyberlink MF Wrapper Splitter
  • CLNetShow.dll - Cyberlink NetMedia Player 1.0
  • FileSystemMgr.dll - CyberLink FilsSystemMgr.dll (FileSystemMgr)
  • CBS.dll - Cyberlink Burning Service (CBS)
  • CES_Title2.dll - CES Title2 Library Module (CES Title2 Library)
  • RES_IMAGE.dll - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (Resource file of DVD DLL)
  • CLHelper.dll - CLHelper Loader Service
  • CLHelper.exe - CyberLink Player Helper
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema (Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PCM)
  • WebDownLoad.dll - Cyberlink WebDownLoad (WebDownLoad)
  • CLDShowX.dll - CyberLink Player 8.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • CES_ParticleEngine.dll - ces particle engine
  • PDVD8Serv.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CES_ParticlePlugin.dll - pfx default plugin
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • dxrenderv.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • dxrenderx.dll
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • PowerDVD8.exe - PowerDVD (PowerDVD 8.0)
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • fcl_dll.dll - KMI
  • CLFormatDetector.dll - FormatDetector Dynamic Link Library
  • 2cMovie.dll - 2cMovie Dynamic Link Library
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • lfbmp13n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • lfcmp13n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lffax13n.dll
  • lfgif13n.dll
  • Lfpng13n.dll
  • lftif13n.dll
  • LTCLR13n.dll
  • ltfil13n.DLL
  • ltkrn13n.dll
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)
  • CLNetMediaCDS.dll - CLNetMediaCDS Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD8.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD8PlayVCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD8.
Scheduled Task
  • PowerDVD8.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FF2D096-0C1D-46A4-9572-BF1EFAAA0616}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PDVD8Serv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RemoteControl8.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PowerDVD8.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerDVD8' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PowerDVD8.exe" /autostart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PDVD8Serv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteControl8' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PowerDVD8.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PowerDVD8.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

PDVD8Serv.exe
Memory:1.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001032235%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007199%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003124%
0.015104% average
PowerDVD8.exe
Memory:56.58 MB
Total CPU:0.0020637455%
Kernel CPU:0.00193001%
User CPU:0.00013373%

How do I remove CyberLink PowerDVD 8?

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Or, you can uninstall CyberLink PowerDVD 8 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 CyberLink PowerDVD 8, 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 CyberLink PowerDVD 8.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.11%
Windows 8 5.10%
Windows XP 4.89%
Windows Vista 4.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 69.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.99%
Windows 7 Professional 5.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.95%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.88%
Windows 10 Home 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.05%
  Germany 8.67%
  United Kingdom 5.81%
  Canada 4.93%
  France 4.24%
  Italy 2.41%
  Brazil 2.30%
  Spain 1.73%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  Belgium 1.54%
  Australia 1.48%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Japan 0.92%
  Taiwan 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.26%
Acer 31.23%
Samsung 20.93%
Medion 2.78%
Dell 2.71%
GIGABYTE 2.45%
Alienware 1.02%
ASUS 0.97%
Intel 0.64%
American Megatrends 0.52%
Sahara 0.48%
Common models
Samsung R530/R730 6.64%
HP G62 Notebook PC 5.97%
HP G72 Notebook PC 5.46%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.67%
HP G61 Notebook PC 4.15%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.06%

About CyberLink

CyberLink is a digital entertainment & multimedia products application whose products include video editing application, media middle application, a multimedia application suite, DVD authoring application, picture organizer & viewers & optical disc authoring application.
Publisher URL: www.cyberlink.com

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