What is LiveTunerService.exe?

The genuine LiveTunerService.exe file is a software component of Ashampoo WinOptimizer by Ashampoo.
LiveTunerService.exe is an executable file that is part of Ashampoo WinOptimizer, a drive performance management tool. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. WinOptimizer is a collection of utility programs designed for the Windows platform that optimize and benchmark disk usage and speed. The program offers disk cleaning utilities through its One Click Optimizer program that remove orphaned files, program remains and temporary files. The Internet Cleaner program removes unwanted temporary files and cookies that might make Internet usage traceable. HDD Inspector can warn users of future hard disk errors using S.M.A.R.T. data from the drive. Live Tuner makes sure critical processes receive all the resources necessary for optimal system functioning. Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a German company that designs, develops and distributes software products for the Windows operating system. The company is well known for its flagship product, Ashampoo WinOptimizer, as well as the burning program, Ashampoo Burning Studio, photo editing software, Ashampoo Photo Commander, and the screen capture program, Ashampoo Snap. The company was founded in 1999 by Rolf Hilchner and is currently based in Oldenburg, Germany.

LiveTunerService stands for Ashampoo Live-Tuner Service

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 LiveTunerService.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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LiveTunerService.exe file information

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

The process known as Ashampoo WinOptimizer (version 11, 10) belongs to software Ashampoo WinOptimizer (version 11 v., 10 v., 8 v., 9 v.) by Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (

Description: LiveTunerService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LiveTunerService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 223,600 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 885,096 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The application has no file description. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. LiveTunerService.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 v. or Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11 v. (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the vendor’s support site
  3) check if there is a newer version available.

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If LiveTunerService.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 257,768 bytes. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. LiveTunerService.exe is not a Windows system file. LiveTunerService.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

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


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Best practices for resolving LiveTunerService issues

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