Deutsch

What is wlidsvc.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 wlidsvc.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for wlidsvc.exe related errors

Wlidsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wlidsvc
Wlidsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/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's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to do the following:

Recommended: Identify wlidsvc.exe related errors

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.

Score

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 recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.


Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about wlidsvc.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:
 

Best practices for resolving wlidsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wlidsvc. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 wlidsvc.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.



Other processes

wlidsvc.exe [all]