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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,287
United States Rank #10,232
Reach 0.0404%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.39 days
70.56 days >
Average installed length: 37.07 days


9.60.0000 0.13%
9.50.0000 1.38%
9.00.0000 12.05%
8.3.6029 0.50%
8.3.5424 1.38%
8.2.5408 0.13%
8.2.5024 0.38%
8.00.0000 0.88%
7.32.5709.0 0.38%
7.3.5105.0 0.13%
7.3.4102c.0 0.25%
7.3.4102b.0 2.63%
7.3.4102a.0 1.38%
7.3.3730f.0 5.27%
7.0.4030b.0 0.38%
7.0.4030.0 2.51%
7.0.4028.0 15.56%
7.0.4002.0 9.79%
7.0.3409.a 0.75%
7.0.3118.0 27.73%
5.00.0000 0.25%
13.0 0.25%
12.0 0.25%
10.00.0000 15.68%

Other programs by CyberLink


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


The most common release is 7.0.3118.0, 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 powerdvd.exe. The setup package generally installs about 109 files and is usually about 69.18 MB (72,538,356 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
Help link: support.gocyberlink.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: 69.18 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
  • CLMediaServerBrowser.dll - CyberLink CLMediaServerBrowser (CLMediaServerBrowser)
  • CLNetShow.dll - Cyberlink NetMedia Player 1.0
  • FileSystemMgr.dll - CyberLink FilsSystemMgr.dll (FileSystemMgr)
  • CBS.dll - Cyberlink Burning Service (CBS)
  • RES_IMAGE.dll - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (Resource file of DVD DLL)
  • CLHelper.exe - CyberLink Player Helper
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema (Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PCM)
  • WebDownLoad.dll - Cyberlink WebDownLoad (WebDownLoad)
  • CLDShowX.dll - Cyberlink Player 7.0
  • CLFQEngine.dll - Cyberlink CLFQEngine (CLFQEngine)
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • dxRenderV.dll - CyberLink DxRender (DxRender)
  • dxRenderX.dll
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • deskband32.dll - PowerDVD (A DLL for deskband)
  • deskband64.dll
  • PDVDServ.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • 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
  • CES_Template.dll - Cyberlink Layer Template Module (Cyberlink Layer Template Library)
  • CLDeviceRC.dll - CLDeviceRC Dynamic Link Library
  • CLGSensorUtil.dll - CLGSenso Dynamic Link Library
  • MonitorDetect.dll - MonitorD Dynamic Link Library
  • YouTubeMgr.dll - YouTubeM Dynamic Link Library
  • CLMFTWrapperFilter.dll - Cyberlink MFT Wrapper Filter
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe - PDVDLaunchPolicy Application
  • CLAuth.dll - CLAuth Dynamic Link Library
  • CLBDMetaInfo.dll - BD Metadata Parser Library
  • CES_Title2.dll - CES Title2 Library Module (CES Title2 Library)
  • CLHelper.dll - CLHelper Loader Service
  • CLMediaDetect.dll - CyberLink CLMediaDetect (CLMediaDetect)
  • Activate.exe - Activate Application
  • CLDShowX_1.dll - CyberLink Player 8.0
  • RFCom.dll - CybeLink RegFree COM
  • CES_ParticleEngine.dll - ces particle engine
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • DVDParser.dll - Cyberlink DVDParser (DVDParser)
  • PDVD10Serv.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • PDVD9Serv.exe
  • CES_ParticlePlugin.dll - pfx default plugin
  • DxRender3DV.dll
  • DxRender3DX.dll
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe - Cyberlink PowerDVD (CyberLink PowerDVD Resident Program)
  • fxrtEnu.dll - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • PDVDLP.exe - PowerDVD 10.0
  • CLTOCWriter.dll - CLTOCWriter (CLTOCWriter Dynamic Link Library)
  • PowerDVD10.exe
  • PowerDVD9.exe - PowerDVD 9.0
  • ROS.dll - ROS
  • fcl_dll.dll - KMI
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD7DXPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPDVDDX.
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD9PlayBluRayOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'BluRay' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD9.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PowerDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B291BF25-36DB-4219-B2C7-E1D5919C6F0B}' (runs on registration).
  • PDVDServ.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PDVDServ.EXE_1939410419' (runs on registration).
  • PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5170BB14-AEDE-4FA0-87B3-48DE24E2BB40}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • PDVD10Serv.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RemoteControl10.
  • PDVDServ.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
2 Startup Files (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\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" /autostart.
  • PowerDVD.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PowerDVD' and executes as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PowerDVD.exe" /autostart.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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".
  • 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".
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PDVDDXSrv' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PowerDVD.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PowerDVD.exe'.
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0023663419%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00171599%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00065035%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:103,706
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:533 Bytes
435.61 KB average

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, 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 Vista (SP2) 43%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.69%
Windows 7 31.12%
Windows 10 15.68%
Windows XP 2.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 46.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.80%
Windows 10 Home 5.04%
Windows 8.1 4.16%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.90%
Windows 7 Professional 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.77%
  Germany 18.72%
  United Kingdom 11.15%
  France 5.63%
  Italy 3.46%
  Canada 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Spain 2.16%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Japan 1.41%
  Norway 1.30%
  Australia 0.87%
  Poland 0.76%
  Austria 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 44.85%
Samsung 32.27%
Dell 6.52%
Hewlett-Packard 5.00%
ASUS 4.39%
Medion 2.12%
Lenovo 1.52%
Sahara 0.61%
Toshiba 0.61%
Common models
Samsung R510/P510 22.69%
Acer Aspire 5810T 19.37%
Acer Aspire 4810T 10.30%
Samsung R509 2.62%
Samsung Q310 1.92%

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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