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What is pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe?

Part of PDVDLaunchPolicy Application by CyberLink

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How is pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe loaded?

Autoplay handler - pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of PDVD9PlayCDAudioOnArrival with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\PDVD9PlayCDAudioOnArrival. 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.
Scheduled task - pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '{964983B7-BFA5-4CC5-AD79-79E78A56ABA8}' and is triggered by the Registration action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Startup files (user) run - pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe is registered with the run identifier 'PowerDVD10' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" /autostart' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe file.Of the 0.2% of pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe users, 23.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\cyberlink\powerdvd9\pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe

Are there other versions of PDVDLaunchPolicy Application?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language Preview (6.2.9200.0)

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: pdvdlaunchpolicy.exe
Publisher: CyberLink Corp. (verified)
Name: PDVDLaunchPolicy Application
Description: PDVDLaunchPolicy Application
Version: 9.00.2401
Size: 221.29 KB
Original file name: PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe

Digital certificate

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

Autoplay handler details

Name: PowerDVD12.0PlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival
Command: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\PowerDVD12.0PlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival

Scheduled task details

CLSID: {964983B7-BFA5-4CC5-AD79-79E78A56ABA8}
Command: \{964983B7-BFA5-4CC5-AD79-79E78A56ABA8}

Startup files (user) run details

Name: PowerDVD10
Command: "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVDLaunchPolicy.exe" /autostart

Image hashes

MD5: 662b3d01f0a9c2a89126f6d647bcc039
SHA-1: af68a10794bd2246706431bebbf06e84038373d5
SHA-256: 06d242204b7a1c033ffa9323bd33b21e37a6f5f68e3cc6e1a22f8640b8150a4b

PE image details

File packed: No
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