What is CaptureLibService.exe?

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 CaptureLibService.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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CaptureLibService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with CaptureLibService
CaptureLibService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as CaptureLibService belongs to software Freemake Video Downloader or Freemake Youtube (version Mp3 Converter) by Ellora Assets or Microsoft ( or Freemake (

Description: CaptureLibService.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. CaptureLibService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 9,216 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 8,704 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. CaptureLibService.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Freemake Video Downloader or Freemake Youtube Mp3 Converter)
  2) ask the developer, Freemake, for assistance
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify CaptureLibService.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CaptureLibService.exe. Therefore, you should check the CaptureLibService.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 comes with Freemake, but runs in the background all the time with or without the Freemake program opened. Even after a system restart.
  Anonymous   (further information)
My CPU reaches ~80% thanks to this process.
CPU Auslastung auf 100 % im Leerlauf
  Robin Friedrichs  
Has a major impact on maximum upload bandwidth
extremely slowed down my computer for an hour
Was running in the background and using 95% of my CPU and causing severe system lag (Intel i7 Quad Core w/ Hyperthreading @ 3.6GHz)

Summary: Average user rating of CaptureLibService.exe: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving CaptureLibService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CaptureLibService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CaptureLibService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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