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Should I remove Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,712
United States Rank #1,882
Reach 0.3959%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 639.68 days
1416.93 days >
Average installed length: 744.49 days


VersionDistribution 98.40% 1.60%

Typically installed together

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Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight

What is Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight?

Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight is a Media Center add-in that provides the ability to recognize and play Silverlight files and animations. Various services such as Netflix (although there is also adedicated Netflix plugin) requires the Silverlight plugin in order to steam this media type.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is cvhbs.exe. The software installer includes 92 files and is usually about 8.14 MB (8,532,992 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0EDBEB2B-7C8D-42E6-8312-0F84394A3223}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.14 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight

Program executable:cvhbs.exe
Name:Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvhbs.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CVHBS.EXE runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service) "McAfee SiteAdvisor Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CVHBS.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DATAMNGR' which loads as C:\Program Files2\IMESHA~1\MediaBar\Datamngr\DATAMN~1.EXE.

How do I remove Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight?

You can uninstall Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight 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 Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight, 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 Windows Media Center Add-in for Silverlight.

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.97%
Windows 10 8.70%
Windows XP 0.32%
Windows Vista 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 74.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.26%
Windows 7 Professional 8.13%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%
Windows 10 Pro 0.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 0.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.16%
  Germany 32.13%
  United Kingdom 10.76%
  France 8.87%
  Canada 0.56%
  MA 0.44%
  DZ 0.34%
  TN 0.30%
  Spain 0.27%
  Austria 0.19%
  Australia 0.18%
  India 0.18%
  Iran 0.18%
  Netherlands 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.31%
Acer 20.39%
Hewlett-Packard 19.78%
Medion 13.41%
Toshiba 8.72%
ASUS 6.93%
Samsung 2.18%
Lenovo 1.19%
Intel 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.85%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.15%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.45%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.99%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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