What does the PowerDVD15Agent.exe file do?
The PowerDVD15Agent.exe process is also known as PowerDVD (Version 15) and is a part of CyberLink PowerDVD (Version 15). This software is produced by CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com). An obsolete or defective version of PowerDVD15Agent.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PowerDVD has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PowerDVD 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)
- PowerDVD15Agent.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module PowerDVD15Agent.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about PowerDVD15Agent.exe PowerDVD
PowerDVD15Agent.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. PowerDVD15Agent.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 949,960 bytes.
This PowerDVD15Agent.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. PowerDVD15Agent.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This PowerDVD15Agent program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The PowerDVD15Agent file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 42% 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 PowerDVD15Agent.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 PowerDVD15Agent?
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 CyberLink PowerDVD
To remove PowerDVD 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 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if PowerDVD15Agent.exe (PowerDVD) 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. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PowerDVD 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 PowerDVD15Agent.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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