What is RichVideo.exe?

The genuine RichVideo.exe file is a software component of CyberLink Media Suite by CyberLink.
CyberLink Media Suite is a suite of software applications designed for media playback, editing and image burning. RichVideo.exe runs the RichVideo module which caches video analysis results for future use which are shared and used by Cyberlink software, thereby speeding up operations. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. CyberLink Media Suite contains desktop programs such as PowerDVD, MediaShow, PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, PowerProducer, Power2Go, PowerBackup, PowerDVD Copy, LabelPrint, MediaEspresso, and InstantBurn, as well as mobile applications such as PowerDirector Mobile, PhotoDirector Mobile, and Power Media Player for the Windows, Android and iOS platforms. These programs are designed for media playback, editing, copying and conversion. 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.

RichVideo stands for CyberLink RichVideo Module

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 RichVideo.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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RichVideo.exe file information

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

The process known as RichVideo Module or CyberLink RichVideo Module

belongs to software RichVideo Module or CyberLink or Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) or My Book Device Driver or NVIDIA ForceWare Network or reFX Nexus or Security Task Manager or Boris Continuum Complete (version 5)

by CyberLink (

Description: RichVideo.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RichVideo.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 167,936 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 241,734 bytes and 18 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with RichVideo.exe, you can also do the following:

Recommended: Identify RichVideo.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RichVideo.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RichVideo.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 helps with scene detection in Cyberlink Products such as Power Director 12 and keeps that info for later use, speeding up scene generation
It's a file by CyberLink Power Director 10 Deluxe
go into configuration & turn off auto check and receice cyberlink info
presigned malware installed by you that sends out info, see cloud tec, stuff
Was installed by Acer Arcade Deluxe (by CyberLink)
From Cyberlink's website FAQ: "What is Cyberlink Rich Video (CLRV) and how do I use it? CLRV can save an enormous amount of production time by reusing video file information created by MagicCut or Scene Detection functions. PowerDirector stores the information within the files, ensuring that the next time these features are used on the same files, the speed of production is dramatically improved. You can check CyberLink's rich media technology by accessing "Preferences". "
  Random   (further information)
associated with cyberlink power director
powerdvd 9. can be safely disabled. used to save time during video capture and editing
  jeprira   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of RichVideo.exe: based on 76 votes with 9 reviews. 30 users think RichVideo.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 18 users think it's probably harmless. 22 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 3 users think RichVideo.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 12 users don't grade RichVideo.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving RichVideo issues

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