What is winlirc.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 winlirc.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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Winlirc.exe file information

The process known as winlirc.exe belongs to software ProgDVB by unknown.

Description: Winlirc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file winlirc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 38,400 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes or 275,456 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. Winlirc.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with winlirc.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramProgDVB.

Recommended: Identify winlirc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as winlirc.exe. Therefore, you should check the winlirc.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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Summary: Average user rating of winlirc.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving winlirc issues

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