What does the PDVD8Serv.exe file do?
The PDVD8Serv.exe process is also known as PowerDVD RC Service and is a part of CyberLink PowerDVD (Version 8) or, as the case may be, PowerDVD RC Service. This software is produced by CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com). An obsolete or defective version of PDVD8Serv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PowerDVD RC service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PowerDVD RC service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PDVD8Serv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PDVD8Serv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PDVD8Serv.exe PowerDVD RC service
PDVD8Serv.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PDVD8Serv.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 91,432 bytes.
To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The PDVD8Serv file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. PDVD8Serv.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 18% 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 PDVD8Serv.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 PDVD8Serv?
|pdvd8serv.exe is Remote Control background application for CyberLink's PowerDVD version 5 and above. Enables you to use a remote control with your DVD drive if your drive came with one. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall CyberLink PowerDVD or PowerDVD RC Service
To remove PowerDVD RC service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate CyberLink PowerDVD or PowerDVD RC Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PDVD8Serv.exe (PowerDVD RC 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 RC service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PowerDVD RC 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 PDVD8Serv.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.