Posted 06 November 2008 - 06:48 AM
I used the Secunia RC4 program to scan my PC and when it was finished it said everything was ok apart from one "end if life" program. I found out that this just means that the program is unsupported and therefore there will be no more updates for it supplied.
The program in question is MSIDVD \ Power DVD.exe which was one of the original programs on the PC when I bought it new about 5yrs ago. If I remember correctly a couple of years back I somehow deleted it and I think it did something to my PC but can't remember exactly just that on re-installation it all worked fine again. I can never remember using this DVD player as previously I would just use WMP.
Since installing the VLC player a couple of months ago I now use it for everything in both Audio and Video and never use WMP at all anymore although it is still installed. I also have a Philips Sonic Edge Sound Agent 2 sound card installed and therefore have the onboard original sound switched off as well.
Other than the fact that the MSIDVD program limits me to a 96% secure rating on Secunia RC4 it causes me no problems on my PC but in order to get a 100% rating I would obviously need to either upgrade it or more likely since I never use it uninstall it. My question is can I uninstall this program or due to it being one of the original installations when I bought my PC is it necessary to have it onboard to run something I am unaware of?.
Thanks in advance for any help offered.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.