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Should I remove PowerDVD Ultra?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,450
United States Rank #16,538
Reach 0.0259%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.81 days
908.82 days >
Average installed length: 477.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.3.5711.0 3.86%
7.3.5105.0 0.83%
7.3.3730a.0 2.20%
7.3.3730.0 1.38%
7.3.3516.0 29.20%
7.3.3319f.0 10.74%
7.3.3319a.0 23.97%
7.3.3319.0 0.83%
7.3.3104a.1 15.98%
7.3.2911.0 0.28%
7.3.2830.0 9.37%
7.0.1702.0 1.38%

Other programs by CyberLink

PowerDVD Ultra

What is PowerDVD Ultra?

CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows. All editions support the viewing of DVD. The Ultra and Pro editions support Blu-ray playback, including the playback of Blu-ray 3D content. 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.

About  (from CyberLink)

PowerDVD is the number one choice for media entertainment on PCs with 100 million copies sold annually. PowerDVD DX plays all types of media content – Blu-ray and DVD movies, videos, photos and music, bringing the best-in-class media entertainment to your PC and mobile devices. With the award-winning TrueTheater techno...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 7.3.3516.0, 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. 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 PDVDServ.exe. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 180.04 KB (184,364 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd
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" -l0x000409 /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 180.04 KB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDVD Ultra

Program executable:PDVDServ.exe
Name:PowerDVD
PowerDVD RC Service
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
MD5:b2b2fe2671dd98a322b0ad7079c0b2b2
Additional files:
  • EvoParser.dll - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLMediaServerBrowser.dll - CyberLink CLMediaServerBrowser (CLMediaServerBrowser)
  • CLNetShow.dll - Cyberlink NetMedia Player 1.0
  • FileSystemMgr.dll - CyberLink FilsSystemMgr.dll (FileSystemMgr)
  • AppBarCom_RES.dll - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (AppBarCom_RES DLL)
  • CBS.dll - Cyberlink Burning Service (CBS)
  • RES_IMAGE.dll - 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 7.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • RFCom.dll - CybeLink RegFree COM
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • dxRenderHDV.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • dxRenderHDX.dll
  • dxrenderv.dll
  • dxrenderx.dll
  • FCL_DLL.dll - cyberlink FCL_DLL (FCL_DLL)
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • ddtester.exe - DDraw Tester
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • clds.dll
  • deskband32.dll - PowerDVD (A DLL for deskband)
  • deskband64.dll
  • PDVDServ.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • PowerDVD.exe
  • cltest.exe - CLTest
  • CLDMA.exe - CLDMA
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • dxRender.dll - XRenderL Dynamic Link Library
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLNetMediaCDS.dll - CLNetMediaCDS Module
  • Qt3Support4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • dvdrgn.exe
  • js32.dll
  • libmng.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVDPlayHDDVDOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'HDDVD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PDVDServ.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PDVDServ.EXE_1010470113' (runs on registration).
  • PowerDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F0B8247C-0930-4542-8CA4-80F33A36AA3D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PowerDVD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerDVD' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe" /autostart.
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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PowerDVD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe'.

How do I remove PowerDVD Ultra?

Quickly and completely remove PowerDVD Ultra 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 Ultra 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 Ultra, 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 Ultra.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 37%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.25%
Windows XP 41.05%
Windows Vista 9.92%
Windows 8 5.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 41.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.22%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.07%
  Taiwan 5.51%
  Germany 5.01%
  Italy 4.51%
  Hungary 4.51%
  United Kingdom 3.51%
  BG 3.51%
  Netherlands 3.01%
  Indonesia 2.76%
  Canada 2.51%
  France 2.26%
  Greece 2.26%
  Iran 2.26%
  Israel 2.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.80%
GIGABYTE 17.62%
Hewlett-Packard 17.62%
Acer 13.99%
American Megatrends 8.29%
Intel 7.77%
ASUS 5.18%
Toshiba 3.11%
Sahara 2.59%
Samsung 1.04%
Common models
Unknow Unknow 2.70%
ASUSTeK A7N8X2.0 1.80%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.80%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 1.80%
Dell OptiPlex 380 1.80%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 1.80%

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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