What is Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application

What is Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application and Should It Be Removed?

The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration application is known for being recognized by many third-party anti-virus packs as a program that reduces the device’s performance. Anti- Virus packs like Avast, McAfee, and Node32, reporting the computer’s slowdown with a Digital TV tuner device. As reported on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, this problem is not limited to a specific Windows edition.

Many people are searching for methods to deal with the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application, as multiple security packs claim that it reduces the system’s performance by over 70%.

Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application

In general, the digital TV tuner device registration application is a scheduled operation within the Windows Media Center. It enables you to access digital premium television channels directly from your screen from your cable provider.

ehPrivJob.exe’ is the primary method for Digital TV Tuner Device Registration. This technique is used to ‘scout’ optical cable tuners linked to a computer. The ‘eh’ abbreviation is from home, and it is part of Windows Media Center’s Digital TV tuner device registration application.  

Is IT Safe?

In terms of data security, you do not need to disable the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application or the procedure behind it (ehPrivJob.exe).

Deleting the Wireless TV Tuner System Registry Program from an output point of view is justified in some circumstances. While ehPrivJob.exe definitely won’t consume up to 70 percent of your device resources (Avast and various other antiviruses are deceptive about this to try to upsell another service), it sure has a chance to slow the machine down while you are using the TV tuning function aggressively. 

Should you remove the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?

ehPrivJob.exe, in general, would not consume ample (while idle) machine energy, so no need to delete it. But there are cases when the executable ehPrivJob becomes floppy and runs at maximum speed while the machine does not perform any TV tuning activities.

In situations where ehPrivJob.exe really slows down your machine, it might build and save huge files on your SSD/HHD. It also generates invalid registry entries, which could ultimately affect your device’s system results.

Suppose I television tuning activities (you’re viewing TV channels on your PC with the TV tuning). In that case, deleting the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application is not a smart idea, as it would eliminate this role. 

How to investigate ehPrivJob.exe?

There are many ways to investigate, but the best approach is to use the Task Manager easily. This utility helps you to identify processes that use vast quantities of machine resources and to check if there are processes under the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application (ehPrivJob.exe) 

Follow the steps below;

  • Press Shift + Ctrl + Esc to open Task Manager
  • Select Processes tab and find the ehprivjob.exe or Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application entry
  • Now check your PC; if you consume more than 100MB of memory and over 10% of PC capacity, you should remove it. 

How to Remove the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?

If your machine is sluggish and you have been able to figure out that this issue is triggered by the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application, there are ways to tackle this issue.

But note that doing so successfully means you eliminate the capacity of your device to serve as a television tuner and stream your television channels. If this function is not interesting, you can uninstall Windows Media Center from the list of Windows Features by using the Add/Remove Programs utility.

Follow the steps below;

  1. Open a RUN command box by pressing Win Key + R
  2. Type “appwiz.cpl” in RUN command box and hit Enter to open Programs and Files
  3. Select Turn Windows features on or off from the left menu.
  4. Click on Media Features drop-down menu and uncheck both Windows Media Player and Media Features.
  5. Click on Yes to confirm
  6. Click OK to apply changes. 

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Raheel is a passionate tech blogger writing in the tech industry for the last 8 years; He is working as a senior technical writer at Techlectual.

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