mcrdsvc.exe is a process component of Windows Media Center, an application ships with some newer versions of Windows and is intended to act as a central hub for using Windows as an entertainment device. A key feature of Windows Media Center is its ability to be managed using special remote controls to enable playback of movies. music and more.
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Average user rating of mcrdsvc.exe:
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2282 users ask for this file.
12 users rated it as not dangerous.
5 users rated it as not so dangerous.
1 user rated it as neutral.
2 users rated it as little bit dangerous.
1 user didn't rate it ("don't know").
|All comments about mcrdsvc.exe: |
| Microsoft Media Reciever w/ Windows MCE 2005 rsb|
| For Media Center Extender - - essential if you use an XBox or XBox 360 to view content from your Media Center PC LAS|
| It is essential to XP MCD See also: Link Dominic|
| It is needed for the running of Microsoft Windows ( I think specifically for the Media Center)... But it is supposed to be necessary and should never be stopped or deleted. This should not be dangerous, it is a part of Microsoft Windows. Liz|
| mcrdsvc.exe is a process which belongs to the Microsoft Windows Media Center. This program is an essential process to the running of the program, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Ava|
| Media Center Extension cherl playter|
| Apart of the Windows Media Center |
| mcrdsvc.exe is a process which belongs to the Microsoft Windows Media Center. This program is an essential process to the running of the program, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. AussieNerd|
| not much cept that it monitors what you do on the net and me myself i dont like that. wolf|
| mcrdsvc.exe is a process which belongs to the Microsoft Windows Media Center. This program is an essential process to the running of the program, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Oliver Heinrich|
| Standard Windows XP Media Centre file, allows Media Extenders access to media on the client PC See also: Link AR|
| it wasnt on my computer when it was working perfectly before, although its not bad now so i dont know Dave|
| needed if you want to run media center but annoying otherwise, the cursor changes constantly from the arrow to the hourglass. |
| Wolf is wrong this is not a monitoring program its main use is to stream media over network to other PCS or Xbox 360 etc. not dangerous. andy|
| My computer was running great, then mcrdsvc.exe popped up and it is slow as he**. It is slowing my computer down. Steve|
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