What is PDVD10Serv.exe?

The genuine PDVD10Serv.exe file is a software component of CyberLink PowerDVD by CyberLink.
Cyberlink PowerDVD is a media playback application. PDVD10Serv.exe runs the PowerDVD 10 application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Cyberlink PowerDVD is a media player developed to play Blu-ray and digital video discs (DVDs) for the Windows platform. The software is often shipped with optical drives and often comes preinstalled with computers manufactured by certain companies such as Acer. PowerDVD was originally released in 1998 and was one of the first Blu-ray 3D playback applications to receive certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). CyberLink Corporation is a Taiwanese company that develops multimedia software products such as PowerDVD, MediaShow, Power Director, and more Cyberlink was founded in 1996 by Dr. Jau Huang, a professor at the National Taiwan University. In 2000, CyberLink became a publicly traded company, featuring on the Taiwanese stock exchange. Cyberlink is listed among the "200 Best under a Billion" companies by Forbes. It is currently headquartered in New Taipei, Taiwan.

PDVD10Serv stands for PowerDVD (version 10) Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the PDVD10Serv.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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PDVD10Serv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PDVD10Serv
PDVD10Serv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PowerDVD RC Service belongs to software CyberLink PowerDVD (version 10) or CyberLink or ASUSDVD or Lenovo PowerDVD10 or LG CyberLink PowerDVD by CyberLink (

Description: PDVD10Serv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PDVD10Serv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 87,336 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 91,432 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. PDVD10Serv.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. PDVD10Serv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with PDVD10Serv.exe, you can go to the support area of the Gocyberlink website or uninstall CyberLink PowerDVD 10 or CyberLink Corp. from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If PDVD10Serv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 17,408 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The PDVD10Serv.exe file is not a Windows system file. PDVD10Serv.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDVD10Serv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PDVD10Serv.exe 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.


User Comments

Ist für die Steuerung von Fernbedienung notwendig (Bsp. HTPC). Wird keine Fernbedienung benutzt kann die Datei ohne Bedenken aus der msconfig entfernt werden.
  knollo   (further information)
Enables to use a remote control with a DVD drive if the drive came with one. Not required if you don't have a remote control, or don't wish to use one.

Summary: Average user rating of PDVD10Serv.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PDVD10Serv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PDVD10Serv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PDVD10Serv.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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