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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,489
United States Rank #14,301
Reach 0.0090%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 168.40 days
677.95 days >
Average installed length: 356.21 days

Other programs by CyberLink

PowerDVD 5.7

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


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is powerdvd.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 36.44 MB (38,212,023 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd
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: 36.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDVD 5.7

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
  • 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".

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

How do I remove PowerDVD?

Quickly and completely remove PowerDVD 5.7 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 5.7, 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 85%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 88.89%
Windows 7 7.94%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 88.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.10%
Windows 7 Professional 2.46%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.64%
Windows Vista Business 0.82%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.80%
  Canada 4.42%
  Germany 2.21%
  Australia 1.66%
  Japan 1.66%
  Brazil 1.10%
  Sweden 1.10%
  Mexico 1.10%
  Spain 1.10%
  Czech Republic 1.10%
  Hong Kong 0.55%
  Chile 0.55%
  Thailand 0.55%
  Belgium 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.40%
Sahara 1.60%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1501 11.21%
Dell Latitude D620 9.48%
Dell Latitude D820 6.90%
Dell Latitude D630 6.03%
Dell Latitude D610 5.17%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 4.31%

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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