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What is ehrec.exe?

Ehrec.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ehrec.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Ehrec.exe file information

The process known as Media Center Host Module belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Besturingssysteem Microsoft Windows or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original ehrec.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. ehrec.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 65,536 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 136,192 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ehrec.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify ehrec.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ehrec.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ehrec.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 only comes with the installation of winXP Media 2005
  Tommy GaRRoX  
ehrec.exe is component of Windows Media Center , all versions. It is used to find file information.
It conflicts with my video capture software ArcSoft ShowBiz. I had to kill it in order to run ShowBiz.
ein teil von Win XP media center edition
It is called to download Guide data and takes 25% of my processor time. If Task Manager is called it turns my screen black except for Task Manager, and shows activity in numbers and all 4 processor cores. Switching to 1 display for the 4 processor then shows little or no activity on screen display but numbers are running. This process never ends and everything except the Task Manager is blocked. Lockup occurs when I agree to download terms or when I don't agree. I have to end the process with Task Manager, then I can back up but I cannot go forward past this agreement screen. NV 9400gt or 9800
Charakteristik: Die Datei ehrec.exe befindet sich in einem Unterordner von C:\Windows. Bekannte Dateigrößen unter Windows 7/XP sind 136192 Bytes (38% aller Vorkommen), 65536 Bytes, 53760 Bytes, 79872 Bytes, 133120 Bytes.http://www.file.net/prozess/ehrec.exe.html Das Programm ist nicht sichtbar. Diese Datei ist von Microsoft und vertrauenswürdig
  bernardo65   (further information)
It was using 50% off my dual core processor after burning a cd. Stopped the process and closed WMP

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ehrec.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments.
3 users think ehrec.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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