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How to remove an Pcouffin error


Pcouffin.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the OS, hardware etc.
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Pcouffin.sys file information

The process known as Patin-Couffin low level access layer for CD devices or low level access layer for CD/DVD/BD devices or VSO Software pcouffin belongs to software Low level access layer for CD devices or VSO Software pcouffin or Patin couffin engine by VSO Software (www.vso-software.fr).

Description: The file Pcouffin.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 47,360 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 39,488 bytes and 17 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/pcouffin.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. Pcouffin.sys is not a Windows core file. Pcouffin.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify Pcouffin.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as Pcouffin.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the Pcouffin.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

DVD Fab DVD lovlevel Treiber
  mAd  
It is part of the install of DVD X Copy from what I can tell.
  Marmbo  
Its for DVD decoding, used by DVD copy prgs such as DVD XCopy Platinum, etc. harmless & necessary for these prgs to work
   
Part of DVD Xcopy can cause Stop errors in XP system . If that happens disable when not using XCopy .
  Jesse Silverglate  
It installs with VSO DIvX to DVD. Everytime I've installed it, playing dvd's and cd's lag horribly.
  Jon  
It comes with DVDFab Platinum
  Mike  
It was required to install my PSP Video Vault software, which can rip from DVDs.
  IndianCheese  
Pcouffin is part of the Patin Couffin Layer for Dvd/Cd copying developed by VSO software for apps like DvdXCopy, DvdFab, etc
  Zach  
it a process that comes with dvd applications...harmless really
  Liam  
It is a DVD decoder / driver for viewing movies. It does NOT de-encrypt CSS.
  RogerK  
Installs whenever you install most DVD copy program
  cpswarrior   (further information)
It is a necessary part of DVDFab Decryptor Platinum
  Andrew  
This is not from DVD X copy, because I installed it my self, it's a "paten couffine driver" used for decoding Movies, Leave it, it's fine :-).. You can add or remove it at any time with the "patin checker file" as needed while recording or not. You can also find it at this link above, but hush is thw word..
  Rico S Suave   (further information)
cd/dvd driver for vso products (ConvertXtoDVD, etc.)
  av  
seems to be an issue with programs DVDFAB Platinum for copying DVDs
  jbourne  
A piece of crap...stops XP from a repair install
  John  
Convert X to DVD too
  Tycale  
It is a secret log kept by the FBI as part of its anti=piracy measures.
  James Klaven  
It is installed as a part of DVD Fab Platinum but some malware can disguise themselves as pcouffin.sys
  Matthew Effting   (further information)
that's it. comes with dvdfab platimum.
  machinex757  
From French cny VSO soft - comes with most of DVD decryptors
  Bashi bouzouk   (further information)
it has something got to do with dvd software (burning software or dvd player)
  thomas  
Installed with Video Convert Master
  J. J.  
Installed by 1 Click DVD Copy Pro
  jcland  
It is a part of ConvertXtoDVD
  BlackWhizz  
appears when im installing any software that has to do with DVD copying/ripping also software that burns AVI/MPG, and other movie file types. I believe its harmless.
  Matthew  
It was installed when i installed VSO's 'convert X to DVD' software
  Jack  
idiots it is tricking you it is bad and it broke my pc
  Frank  
installed with convertx2dvd
  Jose   (further information)
if you are using DVD x Platium and you put dvd fab on you will not be able to use Platium again without some problems in short it will mess up ANY DVD and require to reinstall it best answer if programs like DVD X Platium are working ok do not install DVD Fab
  topdog  
for dvd decoding and encoding
   
Is a part of the installation of Clone DVD
  Ben  
resident in my device mgr also .. do believe it is with dvdfab or such .. could this possibly be a virtual drive also ? .. my call of duty 2 single player wont run ..detects an emulator running /instaleed ... I can t not Find Any Emulator software running anywhere .. except for this pcouffin thing !
  crash  
Low-level CD-ROM driver installed by ConvertXtoDVD, is buggy and makes your system BSOD with PFN_LIST_CORRUPT 0x000004E error. Get rid of this software, there are hundreds of alternatives, besides an AVI-encoding application has no rights to start screwing with low-level cdrom drivers anyway.
  Stabilator  
when installing CloneDVD this installation wrote to this file....as it had previously expired as a trial ver., I thought to uninstall and clean registry, then reinstall..wondering where the time counter was kept....I still don't know... try using What's Running prgm to see how anything else accesses pcouffin.sys
  Lakotahope  
part of DVDFab Platinum DVD ripper software
  Jorge  
from DVDfab
   
Used in many programs, especially DVD and Codec software, needed for some video types to play, leave it alone.. WMV (DRM), WMA (DRM) , WMH, WMVHD and MP4HD will not play if unloaded/deleted.
  lostinlodos  
It's a dvd burning/decoding file
   
Comes with DVDFab, I think
  Ivan Rudakov  
It is installed by Plato DVD Copy
  Anant  
came with a hacked version of dvd fab platinum
  jomama  
DVD decoder used by ConvertXtoDVD
  User  
why cant i install DVD Xcopy on vista. I know Pcouffin.sys has something to do with it
  arsinoljsw  
ConvertXtoDvd installation
  temp  
it works great for converting files to dvd format
   
comes with covert x to dvd
   
DVD decoder used by ConvertXtoDVD
  Fernando C.  
it started installing when installing 1 click dvd
  stella  
Feeding this file to the "XP Installation" repair process allowed my repair to complete porperly. I simply found the driver "pcouffin.sys" on a known good instalation of XP that had "DVD Xcopy Platinum" and copied the file over by burning it to a CD.
  Richard Meyer  
Closes Computer Continuosly
  Anon  
installed with blazehdtv
  Reyals  
CloneDVD will add it in. Check an analysis (file added) by Mcafee on installation of it in the link.
  Ken   (further information)
Had problems for two weeks after installing ConvertXtoDVD, had to do system restore twice, still not sure if that fixed everything. Pcoufin is DANGEROUS.
  James  
Came with DVDfab. On Vista Ultimate x86 and x64 locks LG GGW-H20L Blu-Ray Drive completely. Remove and you are golden. Tested on nVidia and Intel chipsets.
  Avohoito  
Installs with VSO-burning engine (which may install with DVDFab)
  Muntra   (further information)
Used for 1 Click DVD
  stpconline  
this is an access layer used in programs needing dvd/cd drive access, ConvertXtoDVD, DVD Fab, PhotoDvd, et Cetera, NOT A RISK
  JDuran   (further information)
When it was installing, it just froze there, so I don't know what it does.
  3.14159265  
Installed with prorams such as DVD Fab. It is completly harmless.
  John Appleseed  
I'm sure it is installed with 1Click DVD Copy
  Diego  
ConvertXtodvd installs this driver
  Razz  
It want to install itselfs during clone DVD 4 install. My windows ultimate 7 requires a valid digital signature, and won't let it install it. Just to let you know. Need to google for more info.
  Nickname  
This file is bad news for vista after 3 factory recoverys on my laptop i finally found out it was this file making my boot time 15 minutes and it would take 10 minutes for anything on my desktop to open.Install convertx to dvd at your own risk.
  woodsytattooman  
it come i thin with a lot of ilegal programs like "dvd fab" and it allow you to clone a dvd...or something like this..any way ..it was something about cd-dvd of your laptop..may matshita old driver error
  aladin  
downloads w/ ConvertX or some such thing. But why does this converter need to usurp my keyboard drivers?????? I had to uninstall b/c it would cause my laptop keyboard to malfunction i.e. one by one the keys would stop working.
  Tracy  
it has something todo with dvd burning/decoding. If Pcouffin error showa up, open divice manager and disable it
  watcher  
Installs when VSO ConvertXtoDVD is installed
  Someone Who Knows  
its reponsible for burning CD/CDRW/DVD. My WinVista HomePremium SP2 can't load it because its not registered. Can't burn CD/CD-RW
  zirintuusa  
It comes with a dvd decoder i.e power dvd etc,dnt think its harmful
  ishaan  
Installed with DvdFab
  Dipole  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Pcouffin.sys: based on 85 votes with 71 reviews.
49 users think Pcouffin.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 13 users think it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 9 users think Pcouffin.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. 11 users don't grade Pcouffin.sys ("not sure about it").


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