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What does the PDVD12Serv.exe file do?

The PDVD12Serv.exe process is also known as PowerDVD Service and is a part of Lenovo PowerDVD12 or, as the case may be, CyberLink PowerDVD (Version 12). This software is produced by CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com). An obsolete or defective version of PDVD12Serv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about PDVD12Serv.exe PowerDVD service

PDVD12Serv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PDVD12Serv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 85,432 bytes (87% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 85,768 bytes.
PDVD12Serv.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves PDVD12Serv.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about PDVD12Serv?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Lenovo PowerDVD12 or CyberLink PowerDVD

To remove PowerDVD service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Lenovo PowerDVD12 or CyberLink PowerDVD in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if PDVD12Serv.exe (PowerDVD service) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of PowerDVD service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PowerDVD service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or PDVD12Serv.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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