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Program info

Estimated safety rating


wlidsvc.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if wlidsvc.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE

Normally, this program is located in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 357cabbf155afd1d3926e62539d2a3a7.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.

File description

 Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service

The description written in the file is Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service.

File version


File version stored as a property 7.250.4311.0.


 Microsoft Corp.

Author Microsoft Corp..


 Copyright © 1995-2010 Microsoft Corp.

Legal copyright notice Copyright © 1995-2010 Microsoft Corp..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


wlidsvc.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in wlidsvc.exe is valid. This is very good.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Corporation

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation

Issuer name

 Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.