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Should I remove PowerDVD DX?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,227
United States Rank #643
Reach 0.5612%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.47 days
515.45 days >
Average installed length: 270.83 days


8.3.7501 4.52%
8.3.6107 7.35%
8.3.6029 29.67%
8.3.5714 0.54%
8.3.5610 0.29%
8.3.5424 50.00%
8.2.5711 1.56%
8.2.5408 1.33%
8.2.5202 1.18%
8.2.5024 3.54%

Other programs by CyberLink


What is PowerDVD DX?

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 used version is 8.3.5424, 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 32 files and is usually about 36.74 MB (38,527,722 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/products/powerdvd
Help link: support.gocyberlink.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: 36.74 MB
Language: English

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
Additional files:
  • CLFormatDetector.dll - FormatDetector Dynamic Link Library
  • fwnet.dll - CyberLink Windows Firewall Utility
  • CLAuMixer.dll - CyberLink CLAuMixer (CLAuMixer)
  • WebUpdate.dll - CyberLink WebUpdate (WebUpdate)
  • CLDrvChk.exe - CyberLink CLDrvChk (CLDrvChk)
  • PDVDDXSrv.exe - Cyberlink PowerDVD (CyberLink PowerDVD Resident Program)
  • fxrtEnu.dll - cyberlink fxrtEnu (fxrtEnu)
  • fcl_dll.dll - KMI
  • CLVistaAudioMixer.dll - CyberLink Vista Audio Mixer
  • Result.dll - Result 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

Autoplay Handler
  • PowerDVD.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'PDVD7DXPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'VCD' and the action verb 'PlayWithPDVDDX.
Scheduled Task
  • PowerDVD.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{67422539-A748-45D1-A8C1-F14B3547C9ED}' (runs on registration).
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: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 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 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 7 0%
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 7 86.32%
Windows 10 8.25%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Windows XP 2.37%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 61.64%
Windows 7 Professional 18.10%
Windows 10 Home 5.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.31%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.41%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  Canada 2.72%
  Germany 2.07%
  Brazil 1.39%
  France 1.38%
  Australia 1.13%
  Netherlands 0.81%
  India 0.78%
  Japan 0.71%
  Belgium 0.58%
  Italy 0.54%
  Spain 0.38%
  Mexico 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.09%
Hewlett-Packard 0.38%
Alienware 0.19%
Toshiba 0.10%
Acer 0.07%
American Megatrends 0.06%
Intel 0.06%
Sahara 0.05%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 16.21%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.93%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 1750 3.33%
Dell Studio 1558 3.24%
Dell Inspiron 1564 3.14%

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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