What is SchSvr.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 SchSvr.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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SchSvr.exe file information

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

The process known as InterVideo Schedule Server belongs to software InterVideo® WinDVR or InterVideo WinDVD Recorder (version 5) by InterVideo (

Description: SchSvr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The SchSvr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (generally C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 106,496 bytes (74% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes or 151,552 bytes. 
SchSvr.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If SchSvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 47% dangerous. The file size is 147,456 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 349,126 bytes. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The SchSvr.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with SchSvr.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall InterVideo WinDVD Recorder 5 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) turn to the software developer, Intervideo, for advice
  3) update the program.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

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

This file is Used by WINDVR to Schedule Recording Tasks. In windows 2003 it some times hand when windvr is launched and process usage reaches to 50-75%, if you terminate this file windvr will still work but you wont be able to Schedule recordings, if you dont Use it for Scheduling i recomend remove it
  Shahid Anwar  
It's a virus - File, Hijack, Trojan or something else
  Helmut H.W.  
Datei wird bei WinDVR benötigt um die programmliste zu laden
this is needed to schedule channel file
Hatten InterVidio Home Theater als Bundle in einem HP PC. Bei dem Uptdate/bzw. kostenlosen download Trial Version von InterVidio Home Theater auf der AnbieterWebsite war auf dem PC das reinste Chaos los : 1 Angeschlossene Peripf.Geraete : Fehlermeldung - Onlinezugang geblockt - Fehlermeldung ...Nach 3 Tagen kommplette Deinstallation der Trial und der Bundle Version ...Neu Installation von InterVid. Platinum kostenlose Trial Version empfängt dieser zwar via Kabel dann wie es ihm mal passt einige Signale aber gibt keinen Sound wieder . Fazit nach hin & her und anrufen in den USA : Alternativen su
Its not a windows file but takes up 99% cpu. Kill it.
Intervideeo win scheduler, not a virus but can be hijacked by a virus. Sometimes uses 99% cpu, kill it if ti does.
  Anthony Peterson  

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Summary: Average user rating of SchSvr.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think SchSvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks SchSvr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SchSvr issues

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