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Should I remove CyberLink PowerDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #250
United States Rank #202
Reach 2.3555%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.27 days
421.08 days >
Average installed length: 221.24 days


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CyberLink PowerDVD

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What is CyberLink PowerDVD?

CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows; several editions of the software are sold including "Ultra", "Pro" and "Standard". 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 (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 28% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is CLDrvChk.exe. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 85.55 MB (89,708,120 bytes).

CyberLink PowerDVD is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.
CyberLink PowerDVD is typically pre-installed with Sony computers.
Note: This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer's new PCs. (Because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. However, bloatware typically means the program is optional and was simply pre-installed but is not required and can be removed.) Some quick tips to be aware of:
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Sony PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Sony 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: 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: 85.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CyberLink PowerDVD

Program executable:CLDrvChk.exe
Name:CyberLink CLDrvChk
Path:C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\CLDrvChk.exe
Additional files:
  • DXRender.dll - Cyberlink XRenderL Dynamic Link Library (XRenderL 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)
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - PowerDVD Remote Control Module
  • 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)
  • Activate.exe - Activate Application
  • CLDShowX.dll - CyberLink Player 8.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • CES_ParticleEngine.dll - ces particle engine
  • 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
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • CLAuth.dll - CLAuth Dynamic Link Library

How do I remove CyberLink PowerDVD?

Quickly and completely remove CyberLink PowerDVD from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CyberLink PowerDVD, 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 CyberLink PowerDVD.

Win 10 86%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 86.05%
Windows 7 13.69%
Windows Vista 0.18%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 37.95%
Windows 8 24.39%
Windows 10 Home 11.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.40%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.63%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.95% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.95%
  Italy 4.82%
  United Kingdom 4.56%
  France 3.14%
  Canada 2.96%
  Germany 2.63%
  Australia 1.76%
  India 1.66%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Mexico 1.14%
  Netherlands 0.86%
  Japan 0.86%
  Spain 0.83%
  Belgium 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 83.97%
Sony 15.44%
NEC 0.59%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 13.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 13.80%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 6.99%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.27%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 3.95%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.81%

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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