What does the wlidsvc.exe file do?
The wlidsvc.exe process is also known as Microsoft Windows Live ID Service or, as the case may be, Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant and is a part of Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Live ID. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wlidsvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Windows Live ID service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Windows Live ID service 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)
- wlidsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wlidsvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wlidsvc.exe Microsoft Windows Live ID service
wlidsvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wlidsvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,292,096 bytes (26% of all these files), 2,286,976 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
This wlidsvc.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The wlidsvc file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A wlidsvc.exe file has a 30% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 2,286,976 bytes (53% of all these files), 2,291,568 bytes, 2,297,216 bytes, 2,292,096 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,292,480 bytes. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. Wlidsvc.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 wlidsvc.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 wlidsvc?
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 Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or Microsoft Windows Live ID
To remove Microsoft Windows Live ID service 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 Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or Microsoft Windows Live ID in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if wlidsvc.exe (Microsoft Windows Live ID 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 Microsoft Windows Live ID service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Windows Live ID 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 wlidsvc.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.