What is mcrdsvc.exe? Is mcrdsvc.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: MCRD Device Service

Product: Microsoft Windows Operating System or Media Center Extender Service

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com)

File: mcrdsvc.exe


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. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/mcrdsvc.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of mcrdsvc.exe: based on 20 votes. Read also the 15 reviews.

2311 users ask for this file. 12 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. One user rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. One 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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