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Should I remove PowerDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #34,201
United States Rank #21,468
Reach 0.0039%

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.32.4102c.0 10.91%
7.32.4102b.0 3.64%
7.3.4617.0 85.45%

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PowerDVD

Overview

PowerDVD is a program developed by Acer. The most used version is 7.3.4617.0, 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. The main program executable is powerdvd.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 53.28 MB (55,867,118 bytes). WebUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 75% of users of PowerDVD come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6811CAA0-BF12-11D4-9EA1-0050BAE317E1}\Setup.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 53.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDVD

Program executable:powerdvd.exe
Name:PowerDVD
Path:C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd\powerdvd.exe
MD5:8333bd250f8c86e08bf900b1d2e9a5ba
Additional files:
  • EvoParser.dll (by Cyberlink) - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • RES_IMAGE.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (Resource file of DVD DLL)
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema (Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PCM)
  • WebDownLoad.dll (by Cyberlink) - Cyberlink WebDownLoad (WebDownLoad)
  • CLDShowX.dll - CyberLink Player 7.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • deskband32.dll - PowerDVD (A DLL for deskband)
  • PDVDServ.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVDPlaySVCDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'SVCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PDVDServ.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteControl' which loads as C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe.

How do I remove PowerDVD?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 49%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 61.82%
Windows 7 32.73%
Windows XP 5.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.45%
Windows Vista Business 10.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.64%
Windows 7 Professional 1.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.31%
  Canada 7.41%
  Sweden 3.70%
  Italy 2.47%
  Singapore 1.23%
  India 1.23%
  Mexico 1.23%
  Greece 1.23%
  IQ 1.23%
  Iran 1.23%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Germany 1.23%
  Paraguay 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 74.55%
Acer 20.00%
Lenovo 1.82%
Hewlett-Packard 1.82%
ASUS 1.82%
Common models
Gateway P-7805u 17.31%
Gateway M-1631U ... 15.38%
Gateway MD2614u ... 11.54%
Acer TravelMate 6293 9.62%
Gateway MD7811U ... 7.69%
Gateway MD7820U ... 5.77%

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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