6.500.3165.0 34.27%
6.500.3165.0 46.01%
6.500.3146.0 0.94%
6.500.3146.0 0.47%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 3.29%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.47%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.94%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.82%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 9.39%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.41%



Microsoft Windows Live ID by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove Wlidsvc.exe


wlidsvc.exe has 10 known versions, the most recent one is 6.500.3165.0. It is started as a Windows Service called 'Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant' with the name 'wlidsvc' and described as “Enables Windows Live ID authentication.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 1.7 MB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Microsoft Corporation by the certification authority Microsoft Corporation. Some variations of the file have been seen to be installed with the program Lenovo Patch Utility 64 bit from Lenovo. This is a .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) assembly. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0043% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 4.86 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 9.61 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 856 Bytes per minute for reads and 1.54 KB per minute for writes.

What is wlidsvc.exe?

Microsoft account (previously Windows Live ID) is a single sign-on web service developed and provided by Microsoft that allows users to log in to many websites using one account. Microsoft account allows users to sign in to websites that support this service using a single set of credentials. Users' credentials are not checked by Microsoft account-enabled websites, but by a Microsoft account authentication server.

About wlidsvc.exe (from Microsoft Corporation)

Windows Live ID (formerly known as Microsoft Passport) is a service that allows you to use a single e-mail address and password, referred to as credentials, to sign into most Microsoft sites and servi


File name:wlidsvc.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft® Windows Live ID
Description:Microsoft® Windows Live ID Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidsvc.exe
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Expiration date:Friday, January 22, 2010
Windows Service
Service name:wlidsvc
Display name:Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
Description:“Enables Windows Live ID authentication.”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of Microsoft® Windows Live ID.)
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of wlidsvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'wlidsvc' (Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant)
  • wlidsvc

VersionsAll file variations of wlidsvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
98f138897ef4246381d197cb81846d62 53ca1785d107f61f906436ac4e33dc871747eef6 2.19 MB
5144ae67d60ec653f97ddf3feed29e77 54b171c19458c630bd86181afab366bd02aea9f7 1.46 MB
e23a257a54fa12c2aef8ad51e6556357 1f22b47e048a13ca585a9ee54004ffa8547bc4e6 2.19 MB
d9250b31b353ee3322c1cad411997e38 5827274e60e77b43a2dcf63cb95d1f14450a5994 1.46 MB
c2838466ccc44faef2c3d4c1e5971ecb 637e9f5a193627e3ea67f81d88c99dedce9220dd 1.48 MB
9f458c8bc4c5dc63bff2c97444afc7f9 428adcbf7db5b4531937e4bf2c14e11dc6baa555 1.49 MB
de73279c9aa9f07d010d39a925046d93 b7bb982fee1b2993ff7eda16d497c20f8eb87f7e 1.46 MB
08efa13a2234c8c3b8a99e4b88be7e9b 552026fd42ef9404f7362576ec6d1b5555a96e16 1.88 MB
b330ce47fb74a6be9a3ffff4b3f64d9b 57a3ecf9ef85369af4728a36d6806f7b3622a4e1 1.87 MB
7194769ca375358e5bd89929c2c47b4c d3d1c476424427ddb5c36909189e71476a9845ad 1.46 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Microsoft Windows XP 25.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.26%
Windows Vista Home Premium 11.49%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows Vista Business 2.30%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.72%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.15%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.15%
Windows 7 Starter 1.15%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.15%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.15% of Microsoft® Windows Live ID.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 30.33%
Dell 19.67%
Toshiba 13.11%
Acer 9.84%
ASUS 6.56%
Sony 3.28%
Lenovo 3.28%
MSI 3.28%
Gateway 3.28%
Samsung 2.46%
Sahara 1.64%
American Megatrends 1.64%
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