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Should I remove ASUS Video Magic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,966
United States Rank #4,012
Reach 0.3357%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.47 days
397.48 days >
Average installed length: 208.84 days


VersionDistribution 1.77%
9.0.3706 0.05%
6.0.8015 3.10%
6.0.7813 0.05%
6.0.5005 13.65%
6.0.4713 1.98%
6.0.4712 12.39%
6.0.4711 4.49%
6.0.4710 34.86%
6.0.4015 20.30%
6.0.3301 5.55%
6.0.3212 1.83%

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ASUS Video Magic

What is ASUS Video Magic?

ASUS Video Magic is a complete hardware and software video solution. The GPU processes data at a much faster rate, enabling it to handle most graphics intensive tasks with relative ease. True Theater software upscales DVD-quality video to Full HD. ASUS Splendid technology optimizes media files, reducing noise and improving conversion rates for sharper, more vivid images with better contrast, brightness, skin tones and color saturation across all video applications.


The most common release is 6.0.4710, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 PowerStarter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 149 files and is usually about 11.7 MB (12,271,739 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on ASUS PCs

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.
ASUS Video Magic is typically pre-installed with ASUS 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 ASUS PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for ASUS 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: bg.asus.com/Notebooks/Features/Video_Magic
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\DVD Suite\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1FBF6C24-C1FD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}\Setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 11.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Video Magic

Program executable:PowerStarter.exe
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\DVD Suite\PowerStarter.exe
Additional files:
  • evoparser.dll - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • PS.exe - CyberLink PowerStarter (CyberLink PowerStarter Main Program)
  • PowerStarter.exe - PowerStarter

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • PS.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'CyberLink Media Suite10ShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Picture' and the action verb 'PlayWithCyberLink Media Suite10.
  • PowerStarter.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PStarterVideoFilesArrival' with the ProgID of 'VideoFiles' and the action verb 'OpenWithPowerStarter.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PowerStarter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\DVD Suite\PowerStarter.exe'.

How do I remove ASUS Video Magic?

You can uninstall ASUS Video Magic 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS Video Magic, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ASUS Video Magic.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.65%
Windows 10 40.26%
Windows Vista 0.06%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.13%
Windows 8.1 16.43%
Windows 10 Home 9.77%
Windows 8 6.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.65%
Windows 7 Professional 2.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.59%
  France 11.38%
  Italy 7.93%
  Germany 7.76%
  Netherlands 6.55%
  United Kingdom 4.20%
  Australia 3.94%
  Canada 3.25%
  Sweden 2.16%
  Belgium 2.11%
  Russia 1.98%
  Iran 1.95%
  Norway 1.78%
  Spain 1.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 99.52%
Hewlett-Packard 0.28%
Dell 0.11%
Acer 0.09%
Common models
ASUSTeK N53SV 8.28%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 6.80%
ASUSTeK N550JV 6.75%
ASUSTeK N73SV 5.12%
ASUSTeK K52F 4.68%
ASUSTeK N76VZ 3.96%

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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