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Global Rank #18,838
United States Rank #36,374
Reach 0.0125%


8.0.3228e 0.41%
8.0.3228 2.90%
8.0.2815b 1.24%
8.0.2815a 72.61%
8.0.2815 18.26%
8.0.2705 4.56%

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ASUSTek ASUSDVD 8 is a software program developed by CyberLink. The most common release is 8.0.2815a, 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. 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 ASUSDVD 8.exe. The setup package generally installs about 53 files and is usually about 73.26 MB (76,822,099 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 28% of users of ASUSTek ASUSDVD 8 come from Italy, it is also popular in France and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.CyberLink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUSTek\ASUSDVD 8\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2BF2E31F-B8BB-40A7-B650-98D28E0F7D47}\setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 73.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ASUSTek ASUSDVD 8

Program executable:ASUSDVD 8.exe
PowerDVD 8.0
Path:C:\Program Files\ASUSTek\ASUSDVD 8\ASUSDVD 8.exe
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)
  • 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
  • ASUSDVD 8.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
  • ASUSDVD 8.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD8PlayVCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD8.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PDVD8Serv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RemoteControl8.
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
  • ASUSDVD 8.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PowerDVD8.exe'.

How do I remove ASUSTek ASUSDVD 8?

Quickly and completely remove ASUSTek ASUSDVD 8 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ASUSTek ASUSDVD 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 ASUSTek ASUSDVD 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 ASUSTek ASUSDVD 8.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.10%
Windows Vista 15.77%
Windows 10 9.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 56.85%
Windows 7 Home Basic 12.03%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.79%
Windows 10 Pro 6.64%
Windows Vista Business 4.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.71% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 27.71%
  France 16.47%
  United States 11.65%
  Australia 10.84%
  Russia 7.23%
  Germany 4.82%
  Sweden 2.01%
  Canada 1.61%
  United Kingdom 1.61%
  Taiwan 1.20%
  UA 1.20%
  Norway 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Poland 1.20%

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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