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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,729
United States Rank #2,034
Reach 0.3978%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.97 days
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Average installed length: 262.98 days


12.0 0.18%

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What is PowerDVD?

CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows. 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.

About  (from CyberLink)

PowerDVD plays all types of media content – Blu-ray and DVD movies, videos, photos and music, bringing the best-in-class media entertainment to your PC and mobile devices. With the award-winning TrueTheater technology, you can also play videos into eye-stunning HD and 3D quality. PowerDVD delivers cinema movie experien...  Read more


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 powerdvd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 30.93 MB (32,434,494 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
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6811CAA0-BF12-
Estimated size: 30.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDVD

Program executable:powerdvd.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd\powerdvd.exe
Additional files:
  • EvoParser.dll - Cyberlink Product Evolution Parser DLL
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • AppBarCom_RES.dll - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (AppBarCom_RES DLL)
  • CLAudRC.dll - Resource file of DVD TLL
  • CLRCEngine2.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema 3.0 (Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PCM)
  • DVD_RES.dll
  • HWTest.dll - PowerDVD Helper
  • OSD_MLang.dll - Resource file of OSD
  • PwrDVDRC.dll - PowerDVD Resource
  • pwrdvdvx.dll - VMplay
  • UI_RES.dll - PowerDVD
  • CLDShowX.dll - Cyberlink Player 5.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • ui_skin.dll - Cyberlink Crystal_XP (Crystal_XP)
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • ddtester.exe - DDraw Tester
  • pl2dll.dll
  • Clarc.dll
  • clds.dll
  • CLDShow.dll - PowerDVD (CLDShow)
  • CLDShow2.dll
  • clwo.dll
  • PDVDServ.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • clpciid.sys - clpciid
  • cltest.exe - CLTest
  • cldma.exe - CLDMA
  • Rpc2.dll - RPC2
  • AppBarCom.dll - AppBarCom Module
  • CLInet.dll - CLInet Module
  • ACD_RES.dll
  • pdvdaux.dll
  • PwrDVDV.dll
  • pwrdvdx.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVDPlayVCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PowerDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A339239-7439-4C71-A161-D5CE42F523F9}' (runs on registration).
  • cldma.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B1D5E02F-7C78-42D5-9D42-DB630B744254}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PDVDServ.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RemoteControl' and executes as C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • cldma.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DMASwitch' which loads as C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\CLDMA.EXE.
  • PowerDVD.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PowerDVD' which loads as C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe /autostart.
  • PDVDServ.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'RemoteControl' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PowerDVD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe'.
  • cldma.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\CLDMA.exe'.

How do I remove PowerDVD?

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

Win XP 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 64.17%
Windows 7 26.42%
Windows 10 4.80%
Windows Vista 4.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 64.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.27%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.97%
Windows 7 Professional 5.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.80%
Windows 10 Home 1.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.28%
  Germany 9.51%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  Italy 4.14%
  Brazil 3.92%
  France 2.69%
  India 2.28%
  Canada 2.27%
  Australia 2.00%
  Spain 1.58%
  Israel 1.34%
  Taiwan 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Belgium 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.23%
Intel 13.26%
Hewlett-Packard 12.33%
American Megatrends 11.45%
Acer 10.35%
Sahara 6.18%
ASUS 5.15%
Toshiba 2.07%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 4... 2.71%
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.38%

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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