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 wlidsvcm.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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Description: Wlidsvcm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wlidsvcm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 183,152 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 223,104 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with wlidsvcm.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Windows Live or Windows Live using Windows Control Panel, turn to the software developer, Live, for advice or update to a possibly bug-fixed version.
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If wlidsvcm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 27% dangerous. The file size is 222,592 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 221,040 bytes, 223,104 bytes or 221,056 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Wlidsvcm.exe is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wlidsvcm.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wlidsvcm.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wlidsvcm. 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 wlidsvcm.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.