- Digital TV tuners are a great way to watch TV on a PC, but you need software to run the device too.
- This seems to be the case with the Digital TV tuner device registration app, and we'll be discussing its importance.
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For those of you that are fans of watching cable TV on your PC, you probably already know what a Digital TV tuner device registration application is.
You use them every day to watch cable content on your PC, and you’re probably happy with it too.
What is a Digital TV tuner device registration app?
For those that don’t, a digital TV tuner device registration application is a scheduled task that is part of the Windows Media Center. It allows you to watch premium digital cable channels from your cable provider straight from your computer.
The app always runs in the background, constantly scanning your PC for TV tuners that may have been attached. The only problem with this type of apps is that they have a bad habit of slowing down a PC.
More so, they are usually picked as threats by third-party antivirus tools, and you’ll find yourself with alert messages every few minutes.
Because of this, it would be wise if you would remove it, and manually activate the TV Tuner whenever you actually need to use it.
The app itself does not pose any type of security threat, but the performance hindrance that it brings overcompensates its usefulness.
1. Do I need to remove the Digital TV tuner device registration app?
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc
- This will open the Task Manager
- Go to the Processes tab
- If you see a process named ehprivjob.exe taking up too much CPU, that is the Digital TV tuner device registration app
The performance issues are not universally true. You should only remove the app if you see it taking up too much CPU.
2. How do I remove a Digital TV tuner device registration app?
- Press Windows + R
- This will open the Run dialog box
- Type in appwiz.cpl, and hit Enter
- Click on Turn Windows features on or off
- Expand the dropdown menu associated with Media Features
- Remove the checkpoints next to Windows Media Player and Media Features
- Click Yes to confirm your action
- Click OK to make the changes take effect
By following these steps, you should now have disabled the Digital TV tuner device registration app from booting up again. However, keep note that now that the program is no longer running, you will need to activate your TV Tuner yourself whenever you want to use it.
Fortunately, this is just a minor inconvenience compared to the performance issues you had when the Digital TV tuner device registration app was constantly running in the background.
Do you usually let the Digital TV tuner device registration app run in the background or did you disable it as well? Tell us more in the comment section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in September 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.