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Process name: PowerDVD RC Service

Product: PowerDVD or PowerDVD Ultra or PowerDVD RC Service or Starship Creator Warp2 or Space Synthesizer or UnInstall Envy24 Family Audio

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Company: Cyberlink (gocyberlink.com)

File: PDVDServ.exe

Some DVD and Blu-ray drives made for installation in computers offer a USB infrared remote-control so that the drive can be operated remotely like a DVD or Blu-ray player device. CyberLink's PowerDVD software, an industry-leading product for playing and recording of DVD and Blu-ray content, includes this module to enable PowerDVD to interface with the drive's remote control. (CyberLink also offers two remote control units of its own.) When present, the PDVDServ.exe module installs with PowerDVD and activates at system startup, running in the background.

References have been found about PowerDVD versions 5.0 through 7.0 installing this module, but the product is currently at Version 14. CyberLink's product support web pages list no version older than 8.0 as supported and it is not clear whether this module exists in versions newer than 7. CyberLink is now offering a product called "PowerDVD Remote" that allows iOS and Android smart devices to act as a remote control; this product only interacts with PowerDVD versions 11 and 12.

Some users have reported this module installing in directories associated with Roxio software products in computers where no CyberLink product was in use. Since Roxio produces Drive Letter Access software for playing and burning content on DVD and Blu-ray drives, it might use this module to interface with drives equipped with USB remotes. There are also some reports of Windows XP Pro users having this module preventing their screensaver from activating, but this may happen only when a wireless keyboard is in use. If you want a detailed security rating about your PDVDServ.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/pdvdserv.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of PDVDServ.exe: based on 75 votes. Read also the 51 reviews.

  • 3473 users ask for this file. 36 users rated it as not dangerous. 16 users rated it as not so dangerous. 11 users rated it as neutral. 4 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 7 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about PDVDServ.exe:
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.  See also: Link 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
sometimes re-creates itself when deleted and does not always appear in registry OR.ini files - these are both very bad signs spycatcher
PDVDServ.exe = PowerDVD 5.0+ Background Remote Utility.  See also: Link *Don
Is ne Power DVD Datei. Total Harmlos. :-) Dark Nix
is power dvd 6.0 Background VeNaLe
Dials home Java
Its double purpose. !.Remote Control Driver (harmless)
Prevents my screensaver to start on my Winsows XP Pro system. Screensaver run fine as soon as PDVDServ.exe is eliminated as a startup item in MSCONFIG. Ralf Lenkler
Slows down system while it polls for remote control. Does nothing. Dac
NOT "totally harmless"!! This file may block your screensaver from kicking in under XP pro. Good way to burn up your monitor if you are not careful. After much trial and error with disabling indivicual processes I found that PDVDServ.exe was responsible for preventing my (standard XP) screensaver from running. Videocard: Nvidia 7800 GTX PiedPier
Conflicts with Mircrosft Intellitpoint software and screensaver will not load manolo
PDVDServ.exe is a process belonging to PowerDVD which allows a user to plug in a remote control. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Scott
Power DVD Remote Control service ScatsWhaHae
Cyberlink plug-in that allows a user to use a remote control. Caused my primary CD\DVD burner not to read disks. Disabled in MSCONFIG and all alright again kamot
I also have problems with conflict with screensaver DeputyBill
It's hard to remove, despite of have been deleted from RUN key of registry, it starts again, I do not how MAD-Max
Causes swing hesitation in Tiger Woods 07 Jeff Graham
I'm using WinXP Pro SP2 and this files does not interfere with the screensaver or anything else. Martin
Prevents my screen saver from activating in Win XP Pro Bill
delete it from the startup location within windows registry-prevents screensaver from working and disable some power management settings when used with microsoft intellipoint software.
This is a process belonging to PowerDVD. Be not scared this process is not dangerous, but can slow down the system (if any screensavers need to have more space you can terminate it) GC
It is totally useless for computer mounted DVD players unless you have a remote controller for yours Richard Hudon
This program/file disabled my screen saver function. Once I deleted it from the start up my screen saver worked. Maybe it has something to do with the fact I am using a wireless mouse and keyboard? Ron
p2p networking
If you do want to keep PDVDServ and also making your screensave works, disconnect your wireless keyboard and use weired keyboard instead.
Part of PowerDVD.. When i uninstalled PowerDVD it disappeard to.. So i would say its absolutely harmless
is power dvd 6.0 Background  See also: Link jack
Not necessary, can be loaded when DVD reader/writer is loaded. Takes up about 4 K memory. Curtis
Pretty harmless but associated with Logitech G15 Software and Teamspeak causes a 2 sec system hangup and increased processor use leading to lower gaming performance  See also: Link MBA
Came preloaded with my new Acer computer. Therefore probably not dangerous if you know that it's the real one by that name Ben Wade
Disable using msconfig to allow screensaver to function when using Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse. Billy
Causes Medal of Honor Airborne Demo to be extremely slow - unplayable. jim
Power DVD. Harmless Cookie Monster
This one messes with some programs and games, don't expect to run games like Gears of War and DOSbox with this one. Härpäke
Power DVD file....Not essential SVELTOS
Another software reminder About new updates for this software  See also: Link Ralph E. Hughes
This also conflicts with Mass Effect. Caused the startup to virtually stop on my system. Terminating this process fixed the problem. Kane Devaid
Some DVD applications will not run without it once you upgreade to Internet Explorer 8 Friedhay
Appears to lock files and then uTorrent throws and error TSellers
On my system it is installed in the folder C:\Program Files\Roxio\Roxio DVDMax Player so it can be present on a system where no applcations from Cyberlink are installed. RH
It requested internet access through uorrent, when I blocked it I could no longer browse to facebook, google or yahoo until I allowed it to access again. Why should a remote control program need internet access and why would blocking it cause websites to be blocked? Kitiara
Pretty much ZERO usefulness, other than to use up CPU cycles! I've ALWAYS been able to use a remote w/ PowerDVD WITHOUT this running! geo
Run on my computer
Cyberlink P2Go8/Virtual Drive.exe" /R . Cyberlink PDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe (REMOTECONTROL10) was removed to Web Root Vault as spyware/malware/virus shortly before my laptop was hijacked, it was also running as a similarly named process. Found 9 Unauthorized media streaming servers in my printers/scanners, pictures were adversely effected in many ways. T. Price
If you never use a remote; get ride of it.
It seems it is installed with PowerDVD 11. However, I wasw never asked to install it. It could also be used to hide a trojan. I have removed it from my registry. Luis
It has no need to be on the labtop/ pc samual

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