What is PDVDDXSrv.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 PDVDDXSrv.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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PDVDDXSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as CyberLink PowerCinema Resident Program or CyberLink PowerDVD Resident Program belongs to software Cyberlink PowerCinema or Cyberlink PowerDVD by CyberLink (

Description: PDVDDXSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The PDVDDXSrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 118,784 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 128,296 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The PDVDDXSrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PDVDDXSrv.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Cyberlink provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->PowerDVD or PowerDVD DX).

Recommended: Identify PDVDDXSrv.exe related errors

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

It was loading in my computer. Removing it allowed IE to search and open pages properly
PDVDDXSrv.exe is associated with the PowerCinema software from CyberLink. It is a complete TV entertainment center for the digital home.

Summary: Average user rating of PDVDDXSrv.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving PDVDDXSrv issues

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