WLIDSVC.EXE And WLIDSVCM.EXE What Are These And Why Do They Run In Windows ?


05.10.2010

WLIDSVC.EXE And WLIDSVCM.EXE What Are These And Why Do They Run In Windows ?

The WLIDSVC.EXE and the WLIDSVCM.EXE are two processes that are displayed in your operating system’s Task Manager. These services are strong linked with the Windows Live Sign-In Assistant, which is a service that keeps you online in the Windows Live.

WLIDSVC.EXE is the Windows Service, while the WLIDSVCM.EXE is a Service Monitor. These two are used by Windows because are offering lots of utilities, which permits its users to log into multiple Windows Live accounts simultaneously. These services are important and you need to use continue using them, especially if you use the Windows Live Messenger, because if you try to stop this services from running you should know that an error message will be displayed that looks something like this : Signing in to Windows Live Messenger Beta failed because the service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later. Error code 800706b.’

But there are users who are using some other instant messaging applications and they are using only some of the Windows Live-based programs, such as the Windows Live Writer. If you want to de-select the applications that you don’t want to use, you can do it easily, but if try and de-select the Sign-In Assistant you will notice that the installer doesn’t have this feature.

If you wish to view extra info about the WLIDSVC.EXE and WLIDSVCM.EXE, you can do it it by opening the TaskManager and you can spot them at the bottom of all processes. Right-click each of them and select Open File Location and in the next menu you can view its properties or you can point it with the cursor and see extra info about these two Windows Services.

This being, let’s see how can you disable the WLIDSVC.EXE and WLIDSVCM.EXE services :

STEP1: Open the Services.msc, through the Start Menu search service or you can go to the Control Panel and select the Services.msc from there. When the Services.msc is open, locate the Windows Live Sign-In Assistant. After you found it, you need to double click on it and select ‘Disabled’. Please note that if you have a Windows Live Essentials program that needs you to log in, then you’re advised not to disable these services.

STEP2: Now you need to stop and disable the Internet Explorer Add-on. Despite the fact that you aren’t using the Windows Live Messenger, but you’re using the Internet Explorer then you should remove the Sigh-In helper add-on which Internet Explorer contains. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Manage Add-ons and you need to configure the dropdown menu to display ‘All add-ons’. After that locate the Windows Live ID Sign-In Helper’ and select ‘Disable’ option for it.

Now, you’re one and the WLIDSVC.EXE And WLIDSVCM.EXE are now disabled and so you’ve managed to free some system resources that these services where using without any goal.

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