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Startup program entry details:

PCMService (PCMService.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


Part of Cyberlink's PowerCinema - which can be used to watch movies, play music and even watch TV in a central location. Commonly, PC manufacturers will base their own multimedia player/organizer on PowerCinema (such as Dell's Media Experience and Acer's Arcade Deluxe). Disabling this entry will not prevent PowerCinema working and doing so can prevent problems such as the screensaver not starting or a laptop not entering standby/hibernation/sleep-mode

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Arcade\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Programmer\Arcade\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Programas\Arcade\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Programmi\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe"

Other information:


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