What is ehRecvr.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 ehRecvr.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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EhRecvr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ehRecvr
EhRecvr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Media Center Receiver Service or Windows Media Center Receiver Service belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: EhRecvr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ehRecvr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (usually C:\WINDOWS\eHome\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 237,568 bytes (66% of all occurrences), 194,560 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. EhRecvr.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

I know Nick is right. Go to run, Media Center Service, double click, change startup to manual and stop. Fixed.
Go to run and type services.msc, find Media Center Receiver Service, doubleclick, change the 'startup' box to manual, click stop. Gone forever.
Itt opens mexican TV stations in the background where you cannot turn it off. Ending process just restarts the process again and starts playing more things in spanish in the background. It's like an official Microsoft virus that you can't get rid of.
This process started running when I added the Extender to Media Center for XBOX to be able to stream from the laptop
  David Dickinson  
windows MCE and AVerTV may have function conflict if you launch both of them synchronusly
This program allows you to watch live TV in Windows Media Center. If you have an external TV Tuner (USB or PCIe card), you may need to stop this process in Task Manager before removing the TV Tuner.
  Scott N  
disable ehrecvr.exe using msconfig.exe uncheck media center receiver service it’s under services tab ..
File used in Media center. If you dont use the TV or Radio in Windows Media center disable this through MSconfig services.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ehRecvr.exe: based on 39 votes with 9 reviews. 24 users think ehRecvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 8 users think ehRecvr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade ehRecvr.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ehRecvr issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ehRecvr. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ehRecvr.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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