What is bgsvcgen.exe?

The genuine bgsvcgen.exe file is a software component of TMPGEnc DVD Author by TMPGEnc.
TMPGEnc DVD Author is a video editing and disc authoring tool. Bgsvcgen.exe is a background process that is required for TMPGEnc DVD Author. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. TMPGEnc DVD Author lets users encode high-quality DVD and DivX video from popular file formats. The software can also edit and transcode video, capture video directly from a DV or HDV camcorder, create customizable menus from scratch or through templates, and much more. The program offers support for multi-core processors and Dolby Digital stereo output. TMPGEnc Inc. is an American company that produces video editing, transcoding and disc authoring software for the Windows platform. The company often bundles its software with devices from original equipment manufacturers such as Toshiba and Sony, though it is also possible to purchase TMPGEnc products through the company's website. TMPGEnc was founded in April 2003 and is currently owned by Pegasys Inc. TMPGEnc is based in California, USA.

BgSvcGen stands for Background Service Generation

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the bgsvcgen.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Bgsvcgen.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with bgsvcgen
Bgsvcgen.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as B's Recorder GOLD Service Library belongs to software B's Recorder GOLD8 or B's Recorder GOLD9 or B's Recorder GOLD Library General Service by B.H.A ( or SOURCENEXT.

Description: Bgsvcgen.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Bgsvcgen.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 145,504 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The bgsvcgen.exe file is not a Windows core file. Bgsvcgen.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ au Music Port.

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If bgsvcgen.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 145,504 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 139,264 bytes, 118,784 bytes, 122,512 bytes or 86,016 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The bgsvcgen.exe file is digitally signed. Bgsvcgen.exe is a Verisign signed file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as bgsvcgen.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bgsvcgen.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It's part of XVID DVD encoding software
DVD recording library, installed by various programs with DVD writing support such as TMPGEncDVDAuthor3. May in some (rare) cases cause problems with other DVD writing software.
It's possible that it is installed on your machine via 'TMPGEnc DVD Authorr3 with DivX Authoring' as a disc-writing service.
  TIBS   (further information)
it seems to belong to nero burning software
its a part of TMPGEnc DVD Author program. it is NOT dangerous.
Installs as a service with TMPGEncDVDAuthor3/4. Set B's Recorder GOLD Library General Service to manual in your services-console and drop a shortcut to system32\bgsvcgen.exe in the appropriate program folder. Reboot. Process gone. Then run it when you need TMPGEncDVDAuthor to burn a disk.
Its just appeard after i installed the Panasonic videocam suite 2 - i suppose there's no harm in it but i'm switching it off because it takes up RAM
Was installed together with Panasonic cam software
Yes, it is indeed installed as part of the Panasonic Video Cam Suite- Harmless, set to manual
installed as part of the Panasonic Video Cam Suite
Appeared after I installed PHOTOfunSTUDIO software for getting the photos off of my Panasonic Lumix camera.
i have on my comp. TMPGEnc DVD authoring tool;it isprobably a part of that
  marijan novak  
It's safe and clean process. You can trust it if you use DVD Tools such as softwares.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of bgsvcgen.exe: based on 14 votes with 13 user comments. 7 users think bgsvcgen.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks bgsvcgen.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade bgsvcgen.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving bgsvcgen issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with bgsvcgen. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the bgsvcgen.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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