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What is powerdvd8.exe?

Part of PowerDVD by CyberLink

What is it?

CyberLink PowerDVD is a media player for Microsoft Windows; several editions of the software are sold including "Ultra", "Deluxe" and "Standard". All editions support the viewing of DVD and the Ultra edition supports Blu-ray playback, including the playback of Blu-ray 3D content. It is often bundled with a variety of PC systems and peripheral devices (particularly optical drives).
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How does powerdvd8.exe run?

Process - powerdvd8.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. powerdvd8.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does powerdvd8.exe start?

Autoplay handler - powerdvd8.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of PDVD8PlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\PDVD8PlayCDAudioOnArrival. Autoplay will scan removable media, when it arrives, looking for media content types (music, graphics, or video). When a removable media arrives, Windows determines what actions to perform by evaluating the content and comparing it to registered handlers for that content. An application will register a handler for Autoplay events associated with a media type.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the powerdvd8.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of powerdvd8.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is powerdvd8.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00013% CPU1337.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
56.58 MB RAM262.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
261 GDI objects174.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd8\powerdvd8.exe

Are there other versions of PowerDVD?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by PowerDVD.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About CyberLink Corp.

CyberLink is a digital entertainment and multimedia products software corporation. CyberLink products include PowerDVD, PowerDirector (video editing software), More...
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File details

File name: powerdvd8.exe
Publisher: CyberLink Corp. (verified)
Name: PowerDVD
Description: PowerDVD 8.0
Version: 8.00.3206
Size: 2.09 MB
Original file name: PowerDVD8.EXE

Digital certificate

Issued to: CyberLink
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/16/2009
Expiration date: 4/12/2012

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0020637455%
Privileged CPU: 0.0019300124%
User CPU: 0.00013373313930%
Privileged CPU time: 226669453 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 2,016,166,892
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 209.28 MB
Peak committed memory: 271.68 MB
Paged memory: 56.58 MB
Peak paged memory: 100.89 MB
Paged system memory: 300.38 KB
Non-paged system memory: 46.62 KB
Working set memory: 52.63 MB
Peak working set memory: 92.53 MB
Min working set memory: 52.51 MB
Private memory: 56.58 MB
Page faults: 112,938
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 981
Total read transfer: 283.91 KB
Total write operations: 10
Total write transfer: 23.1 KB
Total other operations: 44,781
Total other transfer: 515.81 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 261
Peak GDI objects: 275
USER objects: 47
Peak USER objects: 63
Handle count average: 536
Thread count average: 13

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PowerDVD8.exe" "C:\"

Autoplay handler details

Name: PDVD8PlayVCDMovieOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\PDVD8PlayVCDMovieOnArrival

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 7f015dc55980bee2fe8b0d73027a1dc6
SHA-1: 6fe5a28185b49bfd3cc4d6ea093f554ecb54843a
SHA-256: e6c4276cd2fa80c2aea3e249d28f20f044857b1ed33b2e751b137521ca8b9f6d

PE image details

File packed: No
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