What is IDWinService.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 IDWinService.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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IDWinService.exe file information

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

The process known as Input Director belongs to software Input Director by unknown.

Description: IDWinService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file IDWinService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 32,768 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The IDWinService.exe file is not a Windows system file. IDWinService.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with IDWinService.exe occur, you can remove the entire program Input Director using Windows Control Panel, go to the support area of the Inputdirector website or update the program.

Recommended: Identify IDWinService.exe related errors

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

Input Director - a program to share your keyboard/mouse between multiple computers. Intentionally installed, and safe.
  Wireball   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of IDWinService.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks IDWinService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving IDWinService issues

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