84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove CyberLink PowerDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #4,831
United States Rank #3,035
Reach 0.1074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.64 days
225.47 days >
Average installed length: 118.47 days


VersionDistribution 0.09% 5.01% 5.90% 1.65% 7.37% 6.99% 8.69% 33.96% 0.57% 24.33% 0.61% 3.73% 0.71%
9.0.4105.01 0.38%

Other programs by CyberLink

CyberLink PowerDVD 9.6

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 used version is, 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. 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 installer includes 65 files and is usually about 137.92 MB (144,621,850 bytes). WebUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

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: 137.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberLink PowerDVD 9.6

  • 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
  • MonitorDetect.dll - MonitorD Dynamic Link Library
  • 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
  • CLDShowX_1.dll
  • 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)
  • DxRender3DV.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • DxRender3DX.dll
  • DXRenderV.dll
  • DXRenderX.dll
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • CLTOCWriter.dll - CLTOCWriter (CLTOCWriter Dynamic Link Library)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • PowerDVD9.exe - PowerDVD (PowerDVD 9.6)
  • 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
  • lfbmp13n.dll (by LEAD Technologies) - LEADTOOLS(r) DLL for Win32
  • lfcmp13n.dll (by LEAD Technologies)
  • lffax13n.dll
  • lfgif13n.dll
  • 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 '{9E4DB598-5BD5-4AEE-BDDA-1B4C1C4FC369}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PDVD9Serv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteControl9' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD9\PDVD9Serv.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 9.6, 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) 88%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.86%
Windows 10 10.91%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows Vista 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.95%
Windows 7 Professional 19.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.10%
Windows 10 Home 4.88%
Windows 10 Pro 3.22%
Windows 8 Pro 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.85%
  Canada 4.65%
  Brazil 4.19%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  Australia 2.65%
  Germany 2.00%
  France 1.67%
  India 0.59%
  Japan 0.59%
  Poland 0.52%
  Netherlands 0.52%
  Mexico 0.39%
  Belgium 0.39%
  Norway 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 79.78%
Alienware 20.17%
Sony 0.05%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 16.94%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 16.75%
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.13%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 4.31%
Dell Inspiron 7520 3.78%
Alienware Aurora-R4 3.48%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.