What does the ehmsas.exe file do?
The ehmsas.exe process is also known as Media Center Media Status Aggregator Service and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of ehmsas.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ehmsas.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ehmsas.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ehmsas.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ehmsas.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ehmsas.exe ehmsas.exe
ehmsas.exe is part of Windows. Ehmsas.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 37,376 bytes (42% of all these files), 47,104 bytes, 45,568 bytes, 46,592 bytes or, as the case may be, 38,912 bytes.
The Windows operating system requires this file. Ehmsas.exe contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. This ehmsas program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ehmsas.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ehmsas?
|Part of the Windows Media Center Operating System |
|I agree. Just did a fresh install of WinMCE and there it was. It hasn't caused any trouble yet. |
|yep same as...win mce...just turned up ...fresh install... i was online with no anti virus |
poo tangs friend
|Have Media Center and its on there |
|needs to run windows media center and vista processes smoothly... without it.. MC will crash or lose locations of files and folders. |
Summary: 8 users judge ehmsas.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 5 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove ehmsas.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ehmsas.exe (ehmsas.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of ehmsas.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ehmsas.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ehmsas.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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