What is FLVSrvc.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 FLVSrvc.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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FLVSrvc.exe file information

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

The process known as FLV Service for Freecorder (version 4) or FLV Service for Ask and Record Toolbar belongs to software Applian Technologies, Inc. FLVSrvc or Freecorder (version 5) by Applian Technologies (

Description: FLVSrvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FLVSrvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 167,936 bytes (67% of all occurrences), 156,672 bytes, 158,752 bytes, 177,152 bytes or 185,344 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. FLVSrvc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to completely remove Freecorder Toolbar or Freecorder 5 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or turn to the software developer [1][2], Media-Toolbar, for advice.

Recommended: Identify FLVSrvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FLVSrvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the FLVSrvc.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

part of Replay Media Catcher, famous streaming video recorder
  zajicvpytli   (further information)
part of Replay Media Catcher, a stream recording application
  qwertz   (further information)
it´s a firefox add on which allows you among other things to record sounds directly from your pc you are currently listening on the internet
  dario bascone   (further information)
Comes with Replay Media Catcher or Freecorder from Applian Technologies, so can be trusted.
  FLVSrvc   (further information)
part of Replay Media Catcher
  ice   (further information)
FLVSrvc.exe is part of Replay Media Catcher by Applian Technologies
A component of freecorder...web video downloader
  bob lou  
Ad-Aware total security hasn't flagged it up as spyware, so I guess it's OK. Don't know anything else about it though.
harmless app extension
  noprob   (further information)
showed up after installing freecorder
was uploaded while installing "Replay Media Catcher", same as the prctbFr0.dll, but none of both were deleted when uninstalling the program. Can not delete them manually, "Access Denied". Do not thrust them personnally, so will try to get rid of them by doing a restore.
  Rony Heymans  
Seems to be essential for the freecorder to function.
This file along with Replay Media Catcher 3 prevents Mozilla from loading. Disable this file from startup and Mozilla loadsN

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FLVSrvc.exe: based on 13 votes with 13 user comments. 6 users think FLVSrvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade FLVSrvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving FLVSrvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FLVSrvc. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 FLVSrvc.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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