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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 #26,125
United States Rank #17,812
Reach 0.0064%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.53 days
576.03 days >
Average installed length: 302.66 days

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PowerDVD 5.5

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. 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 13 files and is usually about 35.39 MB (37,106,527 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6811CAA0-BF12-
Estimated size: 35.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDVD 5.5

Program executable:powerdvd.exe
Name:Cyberlink PowerDVD 5.0
CyberLink PowerDVD Main Program
Path:C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd\powerdvd.exe
Additional files:
  • SysKernel.dll - Cyberlink PowerDVD 5.0 for Dell (CyberLink System to Kernel Module for PCM)
  • claudrc.dll - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (Resource file of DVD TLL)
  • DVDLauncher.exe - Cyberlink PowerCinema 3.0 (CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program)
  • CLDeviceDetector.dll - Cyberlink PowerDVD 5.0 (Device Detector Module for PDVD)
  • CLMixerWrapper.dll - Cyberlink Mixer Wrapper Module for PDVD
  • CLRCEngine.dll - Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PDVD
  • SysUI.dll - CyberLink System to UI Module for PDVD
  • Rpc2.dll - RPC2
  • CLAlbumArt.dll
  • ControlLED.dll
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • msvcp60.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVDPlayDVDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'DVD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DVDLauncher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DVDLauncher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PowerDVD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe'.

How do I remove PowerDVD?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PowerDVD 5.5, 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 PowerDVD.

Win XP 83%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
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 XP 89.68%
Windows 7 6.35%
Windows 10 2.38%
Windows Vista 1.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 91.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.54%
Windows 7 Professional 1.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.85%
Windows Vista Business 0.85%
Windows 8 Pro 0.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.42%
  United Kingdom 8.14%
  Canada 4.07%
  France 2.91%
  Sweden 1.74%
  Germany 1.74%
  Poland 1.16%
  Hong Kong 0.58%
  Finland 0.58%
  New Zealand 0.58%
  Indonesia 0.58%
  Japan 0.58%
  Philippines 0.58%
  Netherlands 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.21%
Sahara 0.79%
Common models
Dell Dell DM051 11.71%
Dell Dell DXP051 8.11%
Dell Inspiron 6000 7.21%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 6.31%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 5.41%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 4.50%

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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