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What does the PDVDServ.exe file do?

The PDVDServ.exe process is also known as PowerDVD RC Service and is a part of PowerDVD or, as the case may be, CyberLink. This software is produced by Cyberlink (www.gocyberlink.com). An obsolete or defective version of PDVDServ.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 PDVDServ.exe PowerDVD RC service

PDVDServ.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file PDVDServ.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,768 bytes (82% of all these files), 56,928 bytes, 30,208 bytes, 71,216 bytes or, as the case may be, 29,696 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The PDVDServ file is not part of the Windows operating system. This PDVDServ program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). PDVDServ.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 47% 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 PDVDServ.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 PDVDServ?

Background Manager for Power DVD 6.0
xi-wan-fu
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. Not required if you don\'t have a remote control, or don\'t wish to use one
overcloked
This program was included {with others from Cyber Link for my DVD} when I bought my new notebook ...and IMHO it APPEARS to be a harmless program for my DVD player/Recorder. Does anyone else have more info? Thank you.
Deb
File from PowerDVD which allows a user to plug in a remote control.
maxmeisi
For the powerDVD remote control, nothing to worry about.
Mr. X

Summary: 34 users judge PDVDServ.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 12 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 5 users have already deleted PDVDServ.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall PowerDVD or CyberLink

To remove PowerDVD RC 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 PowerDVD or CyberLink in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if PDVDServ.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 PDVDServ.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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