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Should I remove PowerDVD?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,568
United States Rank #19,793
Reach 0.0333%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 287.44 days
1098.44 days >
Average installed length: 577.15 days


8.1 0.21%
7.30.0000 80.30%
7.0.1725.0 0.86% 0.21%
7.00.0000 17.77%
7.00 0.21%
5.7 0.21%
5.01 0.21%

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 used version is 7.30.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is powerdvd.exe. The software installer includes 142 files and is usually about 46.32 MB (48,573,583 bytes). WebUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com
Help link: support.gocyberlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\PowerDVD\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6811CAA0-BF12-11D4-9EA1-0050BAE317E1}\Setup.exe" -l0x000409 /z-uninstall
Estimated size: 46.32 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
  • SysKernel.dll - Cyberlink PowerDVD 5.0 for Dell (CyberLink System to Kernel Module for PCM)
  • 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)
  • claudrc.dll - Resource file of DVD TLL
  • CLRCEngine2.dll - Cyberlink PowerCinema 3.0 (Cyberlink Remote Control Module for PCM)
  • DVD_RES.dll
  • DVDLauncher.exe - CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program
  • OSD_MLang.dll - Resource file of OSD
  • PwrDVDRC.dll - PowerDVD Resource
  • UI_RES.dll - PowerDVD
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Rpc2.dll - RPC2
  • PL2XDLL.dll - PL2XDLL Dynamic Link Library (PL2XDLL)
  • 264be.dll - Cyberlink PowerEncoder (CyberLink 264 Decoder)
  • 264dmmx.dll
  • 264dsse.dll
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • fxrtEnu.dll - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • TrialRes_Enu.dll - English resource of Trial Dialog
  • Trial7.dll - Trial7
  • CLNetMediaCDS.dll - CLNetMediaCDS Module
  • AppBarCom.dll - AppBarCom Module
  • dvdrgn.exe

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.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • PDVDServ.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PDVDServ.EXE_1736000120'.
  • PowerDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5DECE65C-92BA-4EBC-85F5-41B2DD558282}' (runs on registration).
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe is scheduled as a task named 'PDVDDXSrv.exe_1758330609' (runs on registration).
  • CLDMA.exe is scheduled as a task named 'System Diagnostic' (Next runs on 01.01.0001 at 00:00).
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.
5 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.
  • 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".
  • 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".
  • 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".
4 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'.
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:898 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000266967%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001906%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000763%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:964 KB
Total CPU:0.0000109755%
Kernel CPU:0.00000828%
User CPU:0.00000270%
Memory:3.6 MB
Total CPU:0.0008043970%
Kernel CPU:0.00050284%
User CPU:0.00030156%
CPU cycles/sec:41,343
I/O reads/min:168 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove PowerDVD?

Quickly and completely remove PowerDVD from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (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 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.24%
Windows XP 26.98%
Windows Vista 6.00%
Windows 8 5.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 27.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.34%
Windows 7 Professional 7.96%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.01%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 14.72%
  Brazil 12.47%
  Argentina 9.61%
  Colombia 4.91%
  Italy 4.70%
  United Kingdom 4.09%
  Germany 3.68%
  Taiwan 3.48%
  Spain 2.45%
  Russia 2.04%
  Greece 2.04%
  Canada 1.84%
  Malaysia 1.84%
  Mexico 1.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.26%
Dell 18.30%
Hewlett-Packard 16.60%
ASUS 8.09%
Intel 6.38%
Toshiba 3.83%
American Megatrends 3.40%
Samsung 3.40%
Lenovo 2.55%
Sahara 1.28%
Medion 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%
BIOSTAR Group N68S3+ 2.80%
MSI MS-7309 2.80%
ASUS All Series 2.80%
ECS G41T-M7 2.10%

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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