What is lvhidsvc.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 lvhidsvc.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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Lvhidsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lvhidsvc
Lvhidsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Lifeview® TV Remote HID Service or TV Remote HID Service belongs to software Lifeview® TV Card or TV Card by Philips ( or Animation Technologies (

Description: Lvhidsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The lvhidsvc.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,256 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 33,280 bytes, 31,744 bytes or 30,720 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Lvhidsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Lvhidsvc.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with lvhidsvc.exe, you may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > TVR).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lvhidsvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the lvhidsvc.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 HDTV (PVR) driver - control daemon
may also be named phhidsvc
Installed by drivers/software recieved with Mercury TV card
  Eddie Malcolmson   (further information)
This file make the CPU to wark all time at 50%
lvhidsvc.exe takes 99% of the CPU. When I shut that running proces, the remote control for Typhoon PCI Capture TV Card does not work any more.
it's for the remote control
It makes you CPU work at 99 and causes explorer.exe to crash!
  Andrew Cooke  
very often crashes on system startup (read from illegal memory address)
Remote Control receiver will not be functional without this service running, if you have a Philips based TV card
tv card ware. Takes 99% CPU resources. slows machine
dont no much about it only it was useing all my comp usage upso ive turned it off in task manager and it seems to of worked
99% of CPU and explorer crash, I put it into the windvr folder, so I can restore it if I need it again
  Guybrush Threepwood  
my cpu is very slow it works at 100% and internet sometimes crash
  no te importa  
99% CPU usage, turned up unexpectedly one day on my PC - suspected virus/trojan, comments?
Mercury TV card, driver but is causing high cpu when using grahic intensive games
  Eddie Malcolmson  
It blocks my computer since it uses almost 100% of CPU
  Claudio Valente  
Hogs the CPU at Startup & slows everything down
  Jack Lochrie  
Yep its for the remote control on your life view tv card
This file IS certainly the cause of 100% CPU usage on my machine, and comes with the Lifeview TV Capture card software. It can be temporarily romoved b th obvious course in Task Manager. It is an annoyance which is essentual if you want to use the remote aspect of the Lifeview card.
I've no info. Is blocked by my Firewall, but never had Problems
little - hogs my pc
  Trevor Robertson  
associated with mercury tv card. Recommed reformatting windows/uninstall at your next oppurtunity if it repeatedly consumes 90+% of cpu usage.
Comes with mercury tv card. Has Issues with Logitech SetPOint Software, Interferes with mouse, stops mouse working, need to reconnect mouse after events.
Its a service needed for the remote control of a Lifeview 3000 TV Card, if you not have a TV Card be carefull it probably be a virus, spyware, malware or some like that.
  Enrique Masini  
I use it with a Lifevideo 3000 and gives me no problem, CPU usage is almost 0% (I have the newest version) remote doesn´t work if you disable it.
It takes up 99% of my CPU and slows everything down - I'm using Win XP. Each time I boot my m/c I disable the programme without any problems.
  Jack Giles  
Id recantly updated my Life view fly TV prime 30 TV card with a new driver so I just rolled back the driver it was causing problems now its fine.
Seems to be a badly written driver! Support says that it only uses 100% if installed wrong ..... though reinstalled several times nothing changed
Liveview remote control driver
but at the end of the discussion...... can we just delete it from windows folder...
I got it from windowsupdate. It screws with my PC big time though.
Non Microsoft. Non essential. Shisp as part of the TV card Remote control service, of a number of manufactures. Commonly TVR/Fly TV/ Anamation Electronics products. And other Brands. Common bug symptom: Task Manager resourses indicates lvhidsvc.exe is taking 80-100% CPU. Preventing loading of other processes on the start up. Freezing and slowing pc and causing some common sys tray icon to be left off the start up process (less common). CURE:For XP/98. START/RUN. (type msconfig)(start up tab)uncheck"remote"(Services Tab)uncheck"Remote HiD service"-(phillips). RE START PC- DONE. Next pattient.
  Dr. J Barker  
remove if you do not want to keep useing task manager to stop process running every time you start up your computer and haveup to 99% of cpu used by this file. DELETE
Is installed as windows service in order to control certainTV-softwares with a remote control.
  drumkid   (further information)
I got it with LifeView TVR. It was a real pain to have to keep going to task menu to disable it. I used windows search, found it in windows and deleted it. no problem after that. no more eating up 100% of my cpu. who needs a remote for their computer? LOL
Its for ur TV card hogs ur cpu
Got serious performance & outlook/explorer stability problem. I found here the advice to stop it in task manager, which I did. Suddenly all the problems dissapeared. Thanks for the help!
  Rob Van Hoofstat  
Take of 100 % of resources

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of lvhidsvc.exe: based on 46 votes with 39 user comments. 16 users think lvhidsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 8 users suspect danger. 8 users think lvhidsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade lvhidsvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving lvhidsvc issues

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