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What is wlidsvc.exe?

Wlidsvc.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if wlidsvc.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Wlidsvc.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Windows Live ID Service or Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant belongs to software Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or Microsoft Windows Live ID or Microsoft CoReXT or Windows Live ID Sign-in by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Wlidsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wlidsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 2,292,096 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 1,529,728 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/wlidsvc.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. The wlidsvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

  • ask the software vendor, www.passport.net, for advice
  • remove the entire program Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or Windows Live ID Sign-in using Windows Control Panel

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If wlidsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 29% dangerous. The file size is 2,286,976 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 2,291,568 bytes, 2,292,096 bytes, 2,297,216 bytes or 2,292,480 bytes. The program is not visible. The wlidsvc.exe file is digitally signed. Wlidsvc.exe is not a Windows core file.
The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Windows Live ID Sign-in or Windows Live ID-An using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wlidsvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the wlidsvc.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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User Comments

WLIDSVC.EXE and WLIDSVCM.EXE work together to form the Windows Live Sign-In Assistant service, which helps you stay logged into Windows Live. The WLIDSVC.EXE is the actual Windows Service, and the WLIDSVCM.EXE is the “Service Monitor”.
  Tom   (further information)
diese exe war bei mir in window live. war so mittels suche nicht zu löschen. habe window live deinstalliert. jetzt ist diese exe nicht mehr da.
  UB  
Ist ein Prozess von Windows Live
   
Eins ist sicher: Es ist ein Virus. Nur welcher, dass bleibt mir leider ein Rätsel.
  Anonym  
nein, es ist kein virus, hier mal ein ausschnitt, von einer anderen website, wo die leute wohl mehr ahnung haben ;) These two processes work together to form the Windows Live Sign-In Assistant service, which helps you stay logged into Windows Live. The WLIDSVC.EXE is the actual Windows Service, and the WLIDSVCM.EXE is the “Service Monitor”.
    (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of wlidsvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments.
One user thinks wlidsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks wlidsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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