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Should I remove DVBViewer Recording Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,942
United States Rank #47,671
Reach 0.0077%


VersionDistribution 1.32% 3.31% 1.32%
1.32.00 2.65% 5.30%
1.30.1 17.88%
1.30.0 0.66%
1.29.0 4.64%
1.28.0 7.95%
1.27.0 3.97%
1.26.0 5.96%
1.25.0 5.96%
1.24.0 3.31%
1.23.1 1.32%
1.23 0.66%
1.22 1.32%
1.21.2 1.99%
1.10 0.66%
1.9.7 1.32% 0.66% 1.99% 3.31%
1.6.9 0.66% 20.53% 0.66% 0.66%

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DVBViewer Recording Service

What is DVBViewer Recording Service?  (from CM&V)

The DVBViewer Recording Service is a native Windows service. It can start the machine from Hibernate/Standby for recordings without needing DVB Task Scheduler or other programs and works even if no user is logged on to Windows. It executes programmed recordings with a very low system load in the background without DVBV...  Read more


DVBViewer Recording Service is a program developed by CM&V. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is dvbvservice.exe. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 22.72 MB (23,823,063 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 52% of users of DVBViewer Recording Service come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cmuv.de
Help link: www.dvbviewer.tv/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DVBViewer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DVBViewer\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 22.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DVBViewer Recording Service

Program executable:dvbvservice.exe
Name:DVBViewer Pro Recording service
Path:C:\Program Files\dvbviewer\dvbvservice.exe
Additional files:
  • DVBVDownloader.exe - DVBViewer Pro Component Downloader (DVBViewer Pro Component Downloader Setup)
  • DVBVPropertyHandler.dll - DVBViewer Recording Properties (DVBViewer Pro Recording Properties)
  • KeyTool.exe - KeyTool (Username & Password Tool for DVBViewer)
  • DVBVCtrl.exe (by CM&V Hackbart) - DVBViewer Recording Service Tray Application
  • svcoptions.exe (by CM & V) - DVBViewer Pro Recording Service Configuratio
  • FiresatApi.dll (by digital everywhere) - digital everywhere FiresatApi (FiresatApi)
  • DVBServer.exe (by CM&V Hackbart) - DVBViewer NetworkServer (DVBViewer Pro NetworkServer)
  • ttBdaDrvApi_Dll.dll (by TechnoTrend AG) - TechnoTrend ttBdaDrvApi (ttBdaDrvApi)
  • HTTPServer.exe - DVBViewer WebInterface (DVBViewer Pro Web Interface)
  • supporttool.exe (by CM & V) - DVBViewer Supporttool
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • KNCBDACTRL.dll (by ODSoft multimedia) - KNC BDA Control
  • TbsCIapi.dll (by TBSDTV) - tbs card ci dll (TBS Card CI dll)
  • dvbviewer.exe - DVBViewer Pro
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • MediaInfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • TransEdit.exe (by Griga) - TransEdit (DVB Scanner & Analyzer)
  • CIAPI.dll
  • dbconvert.exe
  • dbconvertsvc.exe
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • Huffman.dll
  • regfilter.exe
  • Tweaker.exe (by Griga) - DVBViewer Tweaker Tool
  • unins001.exe
  • unins002.exe
  • vthumbs.exe - Thumbnail generator for DVBV Rec.Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • DVBViewer.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'DVBViewerMedia' with the ProgID of 'DVBViewer.Autorun' and the action verb 'playmedia.
Scheduled Task
  • dvbviewer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{85D63C50-B422-4054-B7B8-0D496D8E27DF}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • DVBVCtrl.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DVBV Service Ctrl_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2363292276-2462539199-1244428058-1001.
  • DVBVservice.exe runs as a service named 'DVBViewer Recording Service' (DVBVRecorder) "Allows you to use the DVBViewer recording engine.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • DVBVCtrl.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DVBV Service Ctrl' and executes as C:\Program Files\DVBViewer\DVBVCtrl.exe.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dvbviewer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DVBViewer\dvbviewer.exe'.
  • DVBVservice.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DVBViewer\DVBVservice.exe'.
  • DVBServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DVBViewer\DVBServer.exe'.
  • HTTPServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Video\DVBViewer\HTTPServer.exe'.

How do I remove DVBViewer Recording Service?

You can uninstall DVBViewer Recording Service from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DVBViewer Recording Service, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DVBViewer Recording Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.58%
Windows 10 31.79%
Windows XP 3.97%
Windows Vista 0.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.19%
Windows 7 Professional 15.89%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.60%
Windows 10 Pro 9.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.68% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 51.68%
  United States 10.74%
  Finland 3.36%
  United Kingdom 3.36%
  Hong Kong 2.68%
  Spain 2.68%
  Iran 2.68%
  Austria 2.01%
  France 2.01%
  Egypt 2.01%
  Czech Republic 2.01%
  Croatia 2.01%
  Brazil 1.34%
  Hungary 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.95%
Dell 10.17%
ASUS 10.17%
Samsung 5.08%
Medion 5.08%
MSI 3.39%
Toshiba 1.69%
Alienware 1.69%
American Megatrends 1.69%
Hewlett-Packard 1.69%
Common models
Shuttle Inc. DS57U 3.37%
ASUS All Series 3.37%
Acer Aspire M5810 2.25%
Gigabyte P55A-UD4 2.25%
Gigabyte M68M-S2P 2.25%
Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR 2.25%


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