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Should I remove PowerDVD DX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,595
United States Rank #4,303
Reach 0.0547%


8.2.5024 100.00%

Typically installed together

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What is PowerDVD DX?

This program is a rebranded version from Cyberlink for Dell PCs. PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Window that viewing of DVD. TrueTheater 3D uses a GPU-accelerated video converter to turn regular 2D movies into 3D. It also includes support for native 3D photos and movies, including Blu-ray 3D. PowerDVD plays a wide range of video formats, including mkv, flv, wtv, rm, rmvb, 3gp and 3g2. Both rm and rmvb formats require the installation of RealPlayer. Support for subtitle formats include smi, ass, ssa, psb, srt and sub. Live Comments lets PowerDVD users post opinions and comments to Facebook, Twitter and MoovieLive while a movie is playing.


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 23 files and is usually about 27.69 MB (29,030,600 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.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6
Estimated size: 27.69 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by PowerDVD DX

Program executable:powerdvd.exe
Name:CyberLink PowerDVD DX
Signed by:CyberLink
Path:C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd dx\powerdvd.exe
CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows; several editions of the software are sold including "Ultra", "Deluxe" and "Standard". All editions support the viewing of DVD and the Ultra edition supports Blu-ray playback,...
Additional files:
  • CLFormatDetector.dll - FormatDetector Dynamic Link Library
  • fwnet.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • xerces-c_2_6.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.6.0)
  • CLAuMixer.dll (by CyberLink) - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe - Cyberlink PowerDVD (CyberLink PowerDVD Resident Program)
  • fxrtEnu.dll (by cyberlink) - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • fcl_dll.dll - KMI
  • Qt3Support4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project)
  • atl71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • MFC71.dll (by Microsoft) - MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version
  • MFC71u.dll
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD7DXPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPDVDDX.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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:2.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002956502%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00016983%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012582%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,061
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:28.17 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove PowerDVD DX?

You can uninstall PowerDVD DX 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 DX, 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 DX.

Win Vista (SP2) 72%
Win Server 2003 0%
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 Vista 81.56%
Windows 7 14.18%
Windows XP 2.41%
Windows 10 1.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 55.63%
Windows Vista Home Basic 21.02%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.98%
Windows Vista Business 3.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.33%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.90%
  United Kingdom 4.85%
  Canada 3.34%
  France 1.76%
  Australia 1.33%
  Brazil 0.85%
  Netherlands 0.73%
  Belgium 0.61%
  Germany 0.61%
  Ireland 0.55%
  India 0.42%
  New Zealand 0.36%
  Norway 0.30%
  Argentina 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.72%
ASUS 0.09%
Sony 0.09%
Hewlett-Packard 0.09%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 35.10%
Dell Studio 1737 9.71%
Dell Studio 540 6.06%
Dell Inspiron 1750 5.67%
Dell Inspiron 546 4.33%
Dell Studio 1555 3.94%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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