WLIDSVC.EXE is part of Microsoft® Windows Live ID and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the WLIDSVC.EXE version information.

WLIDSVC.EXE's description is "Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service"

WLIDSVC.EXE is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation.

WLIDSVC.EXE is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Windows Live\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on WLIDSVC.EXE:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows Live ID
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft® Windows Live ID Service
Internal nameWlidsvc.exe
Original filenameWlidsvc.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version6.500.3146.0
File version6.500.3146.0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows Live ID
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMicrosoft® Windows Live ID Service
Internal nameWlidsvc.exe
Original filenameWlidsvc.exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All right..
Product version6.500.3146.0
File version6.500.3146.0

Digital signatures [?]

WLIDSVC.EXE has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Corporation
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Code Signing PCA
Certificate serial number61062781000000000008

Folder name variants

WLIDSVC.EXE may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Windows Live\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to wlidsvc.exe:

wlidsvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

wlidsvc.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service has stopped working.

End Program - wlidsvc.exe. This program is not responding.

wlidsvc.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

wlidsvc.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 541 votes to remove and 165 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Roger Karlsson writes

6 thumbs

WLIDSVC.EXE looks legit to me. The file is signed by Microsoft.

# 26 Aug 2009, 12:39

Corinne writes

2 thumbs

These processes are new to my machine in the last coule of weeks. I think I did one Windows XP update in that time, but the more likely culprit is the Windows Live Workspaces Add-In I installed for Office.

# 18 Oct 2009, 22:47

Appzo writes

0 thumbs

WLIDSVC.EXE and WLIDSVCM.EXE both appeared when I installed an update for office online at...


Although I deleted the update from Add/Remove Progs as it's not compatable with my version of MS Word (2000) the exe file s aren't removed.

Where do I delete WLIDSVC.EXE and WLIDSVCM.EXE from as they don't appear in Add/Remove Progs and when deleting them from the Task Manager means they reappear within seconds. CAn I safely delete them from C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live ?



# 10 Jan 2010, 5:06

shaggy writes

1 thumb

i use a program called Procces explorer it shows all prosses running on ur computer at a time...wont remeove them but helpfull for identifying items it showed me that it is WLIDSVC.EXE PDI: 300 Decription: Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service Company name:Microsoft Corporation User name: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Command Line: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE" Virtual size: 47,520 K

Also i had
WLIDSVCM.EXE WLIDSVCM.EXE 1596 Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service Monitor Microsoft Corporation NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVCM.EXE WLIDSvcM.exe 300 21,052 K

show up in my computers prosses. ive shut them both off and it didnt affect anything not entirely sure what they do precisely but they dont use much resorces on my computer.
prosses explore is Downloadable from Cnet.com it may help with diagnosis give options for alot of things but i havent tried out the free fixxer program yet well see how it goes. ill post back what i find ^^.

# 14 Feb 2010, 5:56

shaggy writes

0 thumbs

Me agin lol
heres what i found
Proccess: freefixer.exe
PDI: 2824
Description: FreeFixer - Removes adware, spyware, trojans, etc.
Company Name: Kephyr
User Name: FUZZYWUZZY\Fuzzy
Command Line: C:\Program Files\FreeFixer\freefixer.exe
Virtual Size: 145,740 K
SSID: S-1-5-21-1482476501-1644491937-682003330-1003

Parent: <Non-existent Process>(1752)

Files as found in C:programFiles
File Size:1.95 MB
Size on Disk: 1.42 MB
Contains 20 Files, 5 Folders
Atributes: read only
Sharing: none shared

I found only 1 problems with it...i found no EULA (end user licsence agreement) in the program file. other then that everything checks out. i even scaned it with IObit antivirus and came up with nothing. Used it and was easy to use found a cuple things i didnt want lol a good program none the less.

# 14 Feb 2010, 6:45

Roger Karlsson writes

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@Shaggy: The FreeFixer End User License Agreement is displayed while installing the FreeFixer program.

Good luck with your computer!

# 19 Feb 2010, 9:19

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