What is HauppaugeTVServer.exe?

The genuine HauppaugeTVServer.exe file is a software component of WinTV by Hauppauge Computer Works.
An application for viewing television on your computer, the WinTV is serviced by the Hauppauge TV Server. The TV Server interfaces with the TV tuner card and provides the television service to your WinTV executable interface. It allows multiple TV viewing screens at a time, and includes traditional options such as closed-captioning and parental controls. Incorporated in 1992, Hauppauge has focused on TV cards and software since the early 2000s.

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 HauppaugeTVServer.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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HauppaugeTVServer.exe file information

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

The process known as Hauppauge TV Server belongs to software Hauppauge WinTV (version 7, 8) or Hauppauge TV Server or Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote by Hauppauge Computer Works (

Description: HauppaugeTVServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file HauppaugeTVServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 577,536 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 434,176 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The HauppaugeTVServer.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote or Hauppauge WinTV 7, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to to contact the vendor, or go to Hauppauge WinTV Infrared Remote or Hauppauge WinTV 7 in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HauppaugeTVServer.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HauppaugeTVServer.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

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Summary: Average user rating of HauppaugeTVServer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks HauppaugeTVServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving HauppaugeTVServer issues

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