What does the vid.exe file do?
The vid.exe process is also known as Logitech Vid HD and is a part of Logitech Vid HD. This software is produced by Logitech (www.logitech.com). An obsolete or defective version of vid.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Logitech Vid HD has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Logitech Vid HD 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)
- vid.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module vid.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about vid.exe Logitech Vid HD
vid.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Vid.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 6,129,496 bytes (40% of all these files), 5,915,480 bytes, 5,458,704 bytes, 5,451,536 bytes or, as the case may be, 6,123,032 bytes.
The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Vid.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 24% 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 vid.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 vid?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Logitech Vid HD
To remove Logitech Vid HD from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Logitech Vid HD in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if vid.exe (Logitech Vid HD) 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 Logitech Vid HD. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech Vid HD 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 vid.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.