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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,930
United States Rank #1,320
Reach 0.3431%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.25 days
774.35 days >
Average installed length: 406.86 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 1.17% 3.12% 1.08% 5.06% 7.35% 11.80% 19.39% 0.92% 16.90% 27.82% 0.07% 1.67% 3.52%
9.0.4105.51 0.03%
9.0.4105.01 0.04%
9.0.3901.01 0.01%

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CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5

What is CyberLink PowerDVD?

CyberLink PowerDVD 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)

CyberLink PowerDVD, consumers' favorite HD playback software, supports the playback of high-definition video formats and Blu-ray Discs. As the industry-leading media player, CyberLink PowerDVD also supports a complete range of other key video and audio formats, including MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), WMV-HD, MLP Lossl...  Read more


The most common release is, 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 PowerDVD9.exe. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 96.05 MB (100,718,064 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
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: 96.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5

Program executable:PowerDVD9.exe
PowerDVD 9.5
Path:C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe
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)
  • CLFormatDetector.dll - FormatDetector Dynamic Link Library
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CES_Template.dll - Cyberlink Layer Template Module (Cyberlink Layer Template Library)
  • CLMediaServerBrowser.dll - CyberLink CLMediaServerBrowser (CLMediaServerBrowser)
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - PowerDVD Remote Control Module
  • CLNetShow.dll - Cyberlink NetMedia Player 1.0
  • CLMFTWrapperFilter.dll - Cyberlink MFT Wrapper Filter
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe - PDVDLaunchPolicy Application
  • CLAuth.dll - CLAuth Dynamic Link Library
  • 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)
  • WebDownLoad.dll - Cyberlink WebDownLoad (WebDownLoad)
  • Activate.exe - Activate Application
  • CLDShowX.dll - CyberLink Player 8.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • RFCom.dll - CybeLink RegFree COM
  • 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)
  • DXRenderV.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • DXRenderX.dll
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • CLTOCWriter.dll - CLTOCWriter (CLTOCWriter Dynamic Link Library)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • PowerDVD9.exe - PowerDVD (PowerDVD 9.5)
  • ROS.dll - ROS
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • DigestFilter.dll - DigestFilter Dynamic Link Library
  • CLDiscInfo.dll - CLDiscIn Dynamic Link Library
  • 2cMovie.dll - 2cMovie Dynamic Link Library
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLBUMgr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD9PlayVCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD9.
Scheduled Task
  • PowerDVD9.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3D314DD5-3225-4377-B438-F5EDCAE7095D}' (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
  • PowerDVD9.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe'.

How do I remove CyberLink PowerDVD?

You can uninstall CyberLink 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CyberLink PowerDVD 9.5, 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 CyberLink PowerDVD.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.85%
Windows 10 8.17%
Windows XP 0.75%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.28%
Windows 7 Home Basic 9.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.72%
Windows 10 Pro 3.21%
Windows 10 Home 3.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.17%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  Brazil 3.57%
  Canada 2.66%
  Germany 2.46%
  France 2.43%
  Japan 2.10%
  India 1.83%
  Netherlands 0.95%
  Australia 0.92%
  Italy 0.79%
  Mexico 0.66%
  Belgium 0.64%
  South Africa 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.85%
Alienware 0.82%
Hewlett-Packard 0.12%
Acer 0.07%
Lenovo 0.06%
Intel 0.04%
ASUS 0.01%
Toshiba 0.01%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 8.68%
Dell OptiPlex 390 6.06%
Dell OptiPlex 790 5.07%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.68%
Dell Latitude E5520 3.71%
Dell Latitude E6520 3.58%

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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