What is xmltv.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 xmltv.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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Xmltv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with xmltv
Xmltv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as xmltv.exe belongs to software Orb by unknown.

Description: Xmltv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Xmltv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 49,207 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Xmltv.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify xmltv.exe related errors

If xmltv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 2,981,031 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The xmltv.exe file is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove Orb (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Executable windows version of perl script to download tv listings
  stargazer   (further information)
Part of Orb aplication
This file appeared today when I installed orb
  Doug H   (further information)
It is an orb process
  JaseX   (further information)
xmltv is related to orb streaming it is needed for streaming to ipod or iphone. is not harmful
Used by for recording TV using a tuner card
  Andy   (further information)
Comes with ORB, user installable software
  netham45   (further information)
it's part of orb
xmltv.exe is a process used for the orb program, sometimes it'll max out processor
  person   (further information)
It's some added procces for Orb, a program that lets you remotely view your media
part of ORB

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of xmltv.exe: based on 10 votes with 11 user comments. 6 users think xmltv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving xmltv issues

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