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Should I remove LG CyberLink PowerDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,451
United States Rank #5,437
Reach 0.0894%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.33 days
747.34 days >
Average installed length: 392.67 days


8.0.3228g 0.45%
8.0.2815d 50.17%
10.0.5816.54 0.06%
10.0.5223.54 0.11%
10.0.5108.52 0.06%
10.0.4520.54 0.11%
10.0.3715.01 0.06%
10.0.3712.52 18.44%
10.0.3424.52 30.53%

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LG CyberLink PowerDVD

What is LG CyberLink PowerDVD?  (from CyberLink)

CyberLink and LG have teamed up to make sure your movie experience continues smoothly with the arrival of Windows 7 ® operating system.


LG CyberLink PowerDVD is a software program developed by CyberLink. The most common release is 8.0.2815d, 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 PDVD8Serv.exe. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 72.66 MB (76,192,431 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 10. While about 45% of users of LG CyberLink PowerDVD come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com/stat/oem/lg/win7/enu/powerdvd.jsp
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DEC235ED-58A4-4517-A278-C41E8DAEAB3B}\Setup.exe" /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 72.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LG CyberLink PowerDVD

Program executable:PDVD8Serv.exe
Name:PowerDVD RC Service
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows; several editions of the software are sold including "Ultra", "Deluxe" and "Standard". All editions support the viewing of DVD and the Ultra edition supports Blu-ray playback,...
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)
  • CLDeviceRC.dll - CLDeviceRC Dynamic Link 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
  • 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)
  • CLMediaDetect.dll - CyberLink CLMediaDetect (CLMediaDetect)
  • 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
  • PDVD10Serv.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)
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe - PowerDVD 10.0
  • CLTOCWriter.dll - CLTOCWriter (CLTOCWriter Dynamic Link Library)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • PowerDVD10.exe - PowerDVD
  • ROS.dll - ROS
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • DigestFilter.dll - DigestFilter Dynamic Link Library
  • CLDiscInfo.dll - CLDiscIn Dynamic Link Library
  • 2cMovie.dll - 2cMovie Dynamic Link Library
  • CLBUMgr.dll - CLBUMgr Dynamic Link Library
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLNetMediaCDS.dll - CLNetMediaCDS Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • PowerDVD10.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD10PlayDVDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'DVD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD10.
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD10PlayVCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD10.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EA10049D-2FF5-4FA6-9343-1BF0F20AFA1D}' (runs on registration).
  • PowerDVD10.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{06D68FFA-B776-44A8-BA24-796899E2C98D}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PDVD10Serv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 6.
  • PDVD8Serv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RemoteControl8.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerDVD10' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" /autostart.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PDVD10Serv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteControl10' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe".
  • 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".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PDVD10Serv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe'.
  • PowerDVD10.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PowerDVD10.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.88 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001272958%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008447%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004283%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:13,866
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove LG CyberLink PowerDVD?

You can uninstall LG 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 LG CyberLink PowerDVD, 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 LG CyberLink PowerDVD.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.32%
Windows 10 17.88%
Windows XP 8.85%
Windows Vista 2.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.11%
Windows 7 Professional 18.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.56%
Windows 10 Home 3.88%
Windows 8.1 3.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.33%
  Germany 15.14%
  Canada 8.57%
  Japan 4.52%
  Australia 4.38%
  United Kingdom 2.29%
  India 2.10%
  Peru 1.67%
  France 1.62%
  Italy 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  South Africa 0.90%
  Brazil 0.90%
  Spain 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.99%
Intel 15.54%
Dell 14.58%
Hewlett-Packard 11.70%
ASUS 5.77%
Medion 3.85%
American Megatrends 2.24%
Samsung 2.08%
Toshiba 0.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.34%
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 5.51%
MSI MS-7758 3.31%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.75%
INTEL DG41TY 2.48%
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.20%

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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