What is PDVD8Serv.exe?

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 PDVD8Serv.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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PDVD8Serv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PDVD8Serv
PDVD8Serv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PowerDVD RC Service belongs to software CyberLink PowerDVD (version 8) or PowerDVD RC Service or LG CyberLink PowerDVD or CyberLink PowerDVD8 or PowerDVD by CyberLink ( or Cyberlink (

Description: PDVD8Serv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PDVD8Serv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 83,240 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 91,432 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
The program is not visible. PDVD8Serv.exe is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PDVD8Serv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with CyberLink PowerDVD 8 or LG CyberLink PowerDVD occur, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove it (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) ask the developer, Gocyberlink, for assistance.

Recommended: Identify PDVD8Serv.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDVD8Serv.exe. Therefore, you should check the PDVD8Serv.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

pdvd8serv.exe is 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.

Summary: Average user rating of PDVD8Serv.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks PDVD8Serv.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PDVD8Serv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PDVD8Serv. 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 PDVD8Serv.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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