What is CLCapSvc.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 CLCapSvc.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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CLCapSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as CLCapSvc Module belongs to software CLCapSvc Module or CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS) or QuickPlay SlingPlayer or HPSSupply or Acer Empowering Technology or Oblivion or HP Driver Diagnostics or PowerCinema by unknown.

Description: CLCapSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CLCapSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 270,431 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 262,243 bytes and 25 more variants. 
The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. CLCapSvc.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program CyberLink Background Capture Service or PowerCinema / QuickPlay SlingPlayer, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to CyberLink Background Capture Service or PowerCinema / QuickPlay SlingPlayer in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify CLCapSvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CLCapSvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CLCapSvc.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 a Cyber Link Capture Service. If deleted Power Cinema will leave Connection to the TV Tuner.
This file launches at boot up, and hangs, causing a slow boot up on my hp laptop (vista)
This Program runs in Vista as an input receiver, it comes installed on some computers and is harmless
Part of Cyberlink TV Enhance - your TV Tuner card might not work without it.
  G. Scott  
It behaves like a port scanner or some sort of capture utility, makes unauthorized changes to regitstry
  Jingle Grunges  
CyberLink Background Capture Service (CBCS). Provides background buffering, recording and burning functionality for CyberLink Capturing
Power Cinema (DVD player)
It's a power cinema service or also know as DVD player
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of CLCapSvc.exe: based on 22 votes with 9 reviews. 11 users think CLCapSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks CLCapSvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade CLCapSvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CLCapSvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CLCapSvc. 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 CLCapSvc.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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