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Should I remove CyberLink PowerDVD 9?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #549
United States Rank #611
Reach 1.4270%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.18 days
536.31 days >
Average installed length: 281.79 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.00.0000 0.20%
9.0.7403.02 0.02%
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9.0.4322.52 1.99%
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9.0.4105.01 0.35%
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9.0.3817.50 1.55%
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9.0.3530.52 1.90%
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9.0.3009.50 5.04%
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9.0.2931.50 1.32%
9.0.2925.52 1.86%
9.0.2919.52 2.25%
9.0.2919.02 0.00%
9.0.2829.50 7.24%
9.0.2826.50 0.47%
9.0.2826.00 0.01%
83 versions

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CyberLink PowerDVD 9

What is CyberLink PowerDVD 9?

CyberLink PowerDVD 9 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)

PowerDVD’s unique TrueTheater™ enhancements make movies come alive with sharper detail, enhanced lighting, smoother motion and immersive surround sound effects. Instantly convert movies and slideshows to eye-catching 3D! CyberLink PowerDVD, consumers' favorite HD playback software, supports the playback of high-defini...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 9.0.3216.50, with over 76% 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. 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 primary executable is named Activate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 703.02 KB (719,892 bytes). The installed file WebUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
CyberLink PowerDVD 9 is typically pre-installed with Acer computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Acer PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Acer computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.CyberLink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A8516AC9-AAF1-47F9-9766-03E2D4CDBCF8}\Setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 703.02 KB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberLink PowerDVD 9

Program executable:Activate.exe
Name:Activate Application
Path:C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\Activate.exe
MD5:2fbdfc2f8923454329ad01e8c6b5c068
Additional files:
  • DXRender.dll - Cyberlink XRenderL Dynamic Link Library (XRenderL Dynamic Link Library)
  • 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)
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - PowerDVD Remote Control Module
  • CLGSensorUtil.dll - CLGSenso Dynamic Link Library
  • CLNetShow.dll - Cyberlink NetMedia Player 1.0
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe - PDVDLaunchPolicy Application (PDVDLaunchPolicy Application)
  • FileSystemMgr.dll - CyberLink FilsSystemMgr.dll (FileSystemMgr)
  • CLBDMetaInfo.dll - BD Metadata Parser Library
  • 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
  • WebDownLoad.dll - Cyberlink WebDownLoad (WebDownLoad)
  • Activate.exe - Activate Application
  • CLDShowX.dll - CyberLink Player 8.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • CES_ParticleEngine.dll - ces particle engine
  • PDVD9Serv.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CES_ParticlePlugin.dll - pfx default plugin
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • DxRender3DV.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • DxRender3DX.dll
  • dxRenderV.dll
  • dxRenderX.dll
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • CLTOCWriter.dll - CLTOCWriter (CLTOCWriter Dynamic Link Library)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • PowerDVD9.exe - PowerDVD (PowerDVD 9.0)
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • fcl_dll.dll - KMI
  • CLFormatDetector.dll - FormatDetector Dynamic Link Library
  • CLDiscInfo.dll - CLDiscIn 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
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLBUMgr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD9PlayBluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'BluRay' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD9.
Scheduled Task
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34EE2BB5-A3E3-4D08-9126-A756011AC3AB}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PowerDVD9.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerDVD9' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe" /autostart.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PDVD9Serv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDVD9Serv.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Activate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\Activate.exe'.

How do I remove CyberLink PowerDVD 9?

Quickly and completely remove CyberLink PowerDVD 9 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CyberLink PowerDVD 9 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 9, 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 9.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.95%
Windows 8 6.11%
Windows XP 1.93%
Windows Vista 1.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 75.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.63%
Windows 7 Professional 4.51%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.74%
Windows 10 Home 2.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.43%
  Germany 11.64%
  United Kingdom 6.59%
  Canada 4.18%
  France 3.48%
  Italy 2.73%
  Netherlands 2.12%
  Australia 2.04%
  Brazil 1.57%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Spain 1.30%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Mexico 1.06%
  Japan 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 42.67%
Hewlett-Packard 33.35%
ASUS 10.68%
Medion 7.11%
GIGABYTE 2.65%
Dell 2.47%
Samsung 0.61%
Intel 0.48%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 13.13%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 7.78%
Acer Aspire 7741 5.50%
HP G72 Notebook PC 5.41%
Acer Aspire 5742 5.03%
Acer Aspire 5742G 4.79%

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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