What is PDVD9Serv.exe?

The genuine PDVD9Serv.exe file is a software component of CyberLink PowerDVD by CyberLink.
Upon installation, CyberLink PowerDVD automatically installs this remote control process. It runs in the background and services remote control commands between your CyberLink DVD or BluRay driver and a remote. With this feature enabled, your computer will automatically load and play media based on commands received from the remote, much like a standalone player. Although it is installed by default with PowerDVD, it can be disabled if the user does not have a remote control. Located in Taiwan, CyberLink, Inc. was founded in 1996.

PDVD9Serv stands for PowerDVD 9 Remote Control 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 PDVD9Serv.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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PDVD9Serv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PDVD9Serv
PDVD9Serv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PowerDVD RC Service belongs to software CyberLink PowerDVD (version 9) by CyberLink (

Description: PDVD9Serv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PDVD9Serv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 87,336 bytes. 
PDVD9Serv.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). PDVD9Serv.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. PDVD9Serv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could do the following:
  • contact Customer Service
  • uninstall the software CyberLink PowerDVD 9 or CyberLink PowerDVD using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDVD9Serv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PDVD9Serv.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.


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Best practices for resolving PDVD9Serv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PDVD9Serv. 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 PDVD9Serv.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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