What is TiVoNotify.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 TiVoNotify.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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TiVoNotify.exe file information

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

The process known as TiVo Notify Service Process belongs to software TiVo Desktop by TiVo (

Description: TiVoNotify.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TiVoNotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 425,472 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 384,000 bytes, 394,240 bytes, 375,808 bytes or 437,520 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. TiVoNotify.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with TiVoNotify.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove TiVo Desktop (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you.

Recommended: Identify TiVoNotify.exe related errors

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

Auslogistics Boost Speed shows it as Dangerous in scans. My PC is linked to my TiVo unit so I do use it. If the two were not linked it wouldn't be necessary. I believe it is part of TiVo Desktop which allows trasfer of TiVo programming to my PC. My TiVo also uses an Ethernet port on my router to update program schedules rather than a phone line. Either way, if my Tivo wasn't connected to my PC this program would not be needed. I would still like to know more detail on what is dangerous about it.
  J Hand  

Summary: Average user rating of TiVoNotify.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving TiVoNotify issues

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