"ehrec.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "ehrec.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "ehrec.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "ehrec.exe" process?

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A

"ehrec.exe" process represents "Windows Media Center Host Module" program. "ehsched.exe" process is created by the service: "Windows Media Center Scheduler Service".

"ehrec.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "svchost" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            ehrec

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "ehrec.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
ehrec.exe                38,044 K   Windows Media Center Host Module

Additional information about "ehrec.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\ehome\ehRec.exe -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: ehrec.exe
   Location: C:\Windows\ehome\ehRec.exe
   Description: Windows Media Center Host Module
   Version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
   Size: 76800 bytes
   Last modified: 7/13/2009 9:39:08 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_88e41e092fab0294
C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v2.0.50727_64\index370.dat
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Windows\assembly\pubpol133.dat
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.vc80.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.6195_none_88e41e092fab0294
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-0\Blocks.mem
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\Counter.mem
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-0\Root.mem
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\mcepg2-0.db

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
HKCU\Control Panel\International
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\GACChangeNotification\Default
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\NativeImagesIndex\v2.0.50727_64
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fusion\PublisherPolicy\Default
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll

"ehrec.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "ehrec.exe" process.

 

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