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 PDVDServ.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.
The process known as PowerDVD RC Service belongs to software PowerDVD or PowerDVD Ultra or PowerDVD RC Service or Space Synthesizer or UnInstall Envy24 Family Audio or Starship Creator Warp2 or DeepBurner or Nero 7 Premium by Cyberlink (www.gocyberlink.com) or CyberLink (www.gocyberlink.com).
Description: PDVDServ.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PDVDServ.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\ (normally C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\).
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (77% of all occurrences), 30,208 bytes and 22 more variants.
PDVDServ.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
It is possible to uninstall PowerDVD from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs", look for help from the software company Cyberlink or look for a new, improved version.
Recommended: Identify PDVDServ.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDVDServ.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PDVDServ.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PDVDServ. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the PDVDServ.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.