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Should I remove PowerDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,212
United States Rank #2,131
Reach 0.5683%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.44 days
632.35 days >
Average installed length: 332.25 days


8.3.6107 0.01%
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8.3.5424 0.01%
8.1 0.01%
8.0 0.02%
7.32.3730a.0 0.55%
7.32.3704d.0 0.79%
7.32.3516a.0 0.21%
7.32.3319.0 0.01%
7.32.2811h.0 0.89%
7.32.2811g.0 0.23%
7.3.3730d.0 0.01%
7.3.3730c.0 0.43%
7.3.3730a.0 0.03%
7.3.3516b.0 0.60%
7.3.3516a.0 0.21%
7.3.3516.0 0.05%
7.3.3319e.0 0.02%
7.3.3319c.0 0.50%
7.3.3319b.0 0.15%
7.3.3319a.0 0.06%
7.3.3104f.0 0.10%
7.3.3104d.0 0.01%
7.3.3104a.0 0.21%
7.3.2911e.0 0.01%
7.3.2911c.0 0.17%
7.3.2811g.0 0.02%
7.3.2811e.0 0.02%
7.3.2811a 0.05%
7.3.2811.0 0.02%
7.3.2810b.0 0.13%
7.3.2729c.0 0.02%
7.3.2605.0 0.04%
7.3.2602 0.01%
7.3.2509.0 0.02%
7.2.2509.0 0.04%
7.2.2414.0 3.29%
7.2 0.02%
7.1.2510.0 0.01%
7.0.3613.0 0.50%
7.0.3409.b 0.37%
7.0.3409.a 14.34%
7.0.3409.0 0.06%
7.0.3118.0 4.54%
7.0.2802a 0.60%
7.0.2802.f 0.15%
7.0.2802.e 0.04%
7.0.2802.a 0.05%
7.0.2802.0 2.61%
7.0.2802 0.32%
7.0.2707.0 1.35%
68 versions

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 is the number one choice for media entertainment on PCs with 100 million copies sold annually. PowerDVD DX 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 techno...  Read more


The most common release is 7.0.3409.a, with over 39% 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 64 files and is usually about 85.48 MB (89,636,200 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/products/powerdvd
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: 85.48 MB
Language: English

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)
  • AppBarCom_RES.dll - CyberLink PowerDVD Player (AppBarCom_RES DLL)
  • CBS.dll - Cyberlink Burning Service (CBS)
  • CLRCEngine2.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema 3.0 (Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PCM)
  • DVD_RES.dll - Resource file of DVD TLL
  • OSD_MLang.dll - Resource file of OSD
  • PwrDVDRC.dll - PowerDVD Resource
  • RES_IMAGE.dll - Resource file of DVD DLL
  • UI_RES.dll - PowerDVD
  • CLHelper.exe - CyberLink Player Helper
  • CLRCEngine3.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema
  • 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
  • FCL_DLL.dll - cyberlink FCL_DLL (FCL_DLL)
  • ui_skin.dll - Cyberlink Glamor (Glamor)
  • CLDRM.dll - Cyberlink CLDRM (CLDRM)
  • ddtester.exe - DDraw Tester
  • HwCtrlMgr.dll - HwCtrlMgr
  • deskband.dll - PowerDVD (A DLL for deskband)
  • deskband32.dll
  • deskband64.dll
  • PDVDServ.exe - PowerDVD RC Service
  • cltest.exe - CLTest
  • CLDMA.exe - CLDMA
  • CLEvr.dll - CLEvr
  • dxRender.dll - XRenderL Dynamic Link Library
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • DKA.dll - DKA Dynamic Link Library
  • CLNetMediaCDS.dll - CLNetMediaCDS Module
  • dvdrgn.exe
  • EventLogRes.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVDPlayVideoFilesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VideoFiles' and the action verb 'PlayWithPowerDVD.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • PowerDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FCCFCD80-2EF9-420B-A846-B1BC750CF7B8}' (runs on registration).
  • PDVDServ.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PDVDServ.EXE_1939410419' (runs on registration).
  • CLDMA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90F19D7F-713E-43E4-AAB7-00B705AA71AB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PDVDServ.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 5.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • 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.
Startup File (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".
3 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'.
  • PDVDServ.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.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, 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 7 (SP1) 37%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.73%
Windows XP 28.81%
Windows Vista 17.25%
Windows 10 8.16%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 28.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.21%
Windows 7 Professional 8.58%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.12%
  Germany 10.07%
  Brazil 7.51%
  Canada 5.08%
  Indonesia 3.68%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  Italy 3.03%
  India 2.94%
  France 2.36%
  Australia 2.25%
  Spain 2.15%
  Mexico 2.02%
  Argentina 2.01%
  Iran 1.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.57%
Dell 15.82%
Hewlett-Packard 13.00%
Intel 9.10%
Medion 8.36%
ASUS 4.80%
American Megatrends 4.52%
Samsung 3.89%
Sahara 3.43%
Toshiba 2.08%
Lenovo 1.55%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 7.32%
Samsung R59P/R60P/R61P 4.26%
Acer Extensa 5620 3.86%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 3.15%
INTEL DG31PR 2.66%
MEDIONPC MS-7255 2.53%

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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