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What does the ehRecvr.exe file do?

The ehRecvr.exe process is also known as Media Center Receiver 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 ehRecvr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ehRecvr.exe Media Center Receiver service

ehRecvr.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file ehRecvr.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows (in most cases C:\WINDOWS\eHome\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 237,568 bytes (71% of all these files), 194,560 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
This ehRecvr.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The ehRecvr file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 23% 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 ehRecvr.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 ehRecvr?

Live TV Reciever for XP Media Center - Must have to wath live tv
Garth Gairrett
ehrecvr.exe excessive CPU usage. Kill task, reappears. know any fixes for this cpu overusage? plus, creat a filename ehrecvr.exe on the desktop, it'll take Safe Mode to remove it.
Mr Cool LInk
this is the main tv prog that comes with windows media center edition, and is not dangerous
It's not dangerous at all, it's just a signed file by windows which is required to play tv programs on your MCE pc.
Lennel of the Philippines
to stop this service [its all to do with XP MCE edition], goto: Start Run "services.msc", scroll down to "Media Centre extender/receiver service", select properties and then set as a "manual" service [starts when needed, not at boot time]. then all should be g

Summary: 19 users judge ehRecvr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 8 users have already deleted ehRecvr.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

ehRecvr.exe Media Center Receiver service fix

To remove Media Center Receiver service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ehRecvr.exe (Media Center Receiver service) 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 Media Center Receiver service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Media Center Receiver service 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 ehRecvr.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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