Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application

The Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application has been picked up by several third party antivirus programs as the reason to slow down the speed of a system. Avast, Node32 and several other antivirus has been known to confirm the fact that Digital TV Tuner slows down the system. This has been reported by a lot of users using various version of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

If you are facing the same problem then you are not alone. Several people are facing the same problem. So we are here today to give a detailed description of the problem, and how to fix the problem yourself. We have included five methods of resolving the problem so as to cover all the bases. So without any further ado let’s get right into it.

What is the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?

Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application is a scheduled task which is also a part of Windows Media Center. I think you can pretty much conclude from its title that it is relates to TV. It’s simply a application for watching cable TV on your computer directly. It scouts for Digital cable tuners using its main process of ehPrivJob.exe. The ‘eh’ is coming from eHome. Like stated above it is coming from the Windows Media Center.

Is the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application safe?

It is true that several third party antivirus apps have marked Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application as the reason behind slowing down of the system and many people have complained about it. However it is not completely true. Avast antivirus and some of the others exaggerate the whole matter.

It does not take 70% of your system resources. And neither do they slow down the speed of the working of your system. The only thing that is affected by the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application is the boot time of the Device. That also happens if you are actively using this TV tuning feature.

In terms of security, Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application is completely safe and posses no threat to the device at all.

Should I remove the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?

It does not take much of your computer resources if you are not doing any TV tuning. At such a state, you won’t probably even notice it exists but it can happen at times that the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application gets corrupted and glitches, thereby creating problems. It starts to create and store massive files on your SSD / HHD.  It is also known to create invalid registry entries. This can effect your computer to quite some extent. Then maybe you need to find some solution for it. Whether you are going to remove it completely or fix the problem depends on how you are using the computer.

If you regularly use the TV Tuner for watching cable TV on your computer then you obviously can not remove it, otherwise you won’t be able to watch anymore. On the other hand, if you do not use the TV Tuner then it will be okay to remove it completely from your device to save your resources. However it is advised that removing it completely might not be a good idea because you might need the application in future. Unless it is giving you a lot of trouble, there’s no need of removing it. You can just try fixing the problem. We have included them in the methods listed below.

How to Fix Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?

There are several ways of fixing Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application. We have listed five of them which are completely different from one another to cover all the bases. In case, one of the solution does not work, you can go on to the next one.

Method #1 Use the Resource Manager and End the Process

The first method that you can try is ending the process that functions the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application. The process is named ehPrivJob.exe. Stopping the process tends to stop its functioning which can solve the problem. Therefore you can follow the following steps to use resource manager and end the process.

  • Open the Windows Task Manager. You can use the shortcut keys Ctrl + Alt + Del to open the Windows Task Manager too.
  • Navigate to the Performance tab. Open the Windows Resource Monitor.
  • Navigate to the processes tab and find the ehPrivJob.exe process.
  • Select the process once you have located in and then select End Process.
  • Click on Ok to save the changes made and then exit the Windows Task Manager.
  • Restart the computer. This will be the final step for implementing the changes that you made.

If this process does not work then you can move on to the next one. Personally, we have included this method in the very beginning because we recommend the process highly but if it does not solve the problem then you have no choice but to try the others.

Method #2 Turn the Windows Features Off Using Control Panel

You can turn off the Windows Feature which basically provides the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application on the computer. It is very simple and you can perform the method easily by following the steps given below.

  • Click on the Start button on your computer and then select Control Panel. A window opens up.
  • Select Programs and Features option in this Window that has opened.
  • There will be a Turn Windows Feature On and Off option. Click on it.
  • Now select Media Features and expand the list.
  • Navigate to the Windows Media Feature option and then uncheck it by clicking on it.
  • Click on Ok to save the changes made and then exit the Control Panel.
  • Restart the computer. This will be the final step for implementing the changes that you made.

If the problem is still not solved then you do not need to panic. We still have three methods left. Therefore we still have three chances of solving the problem. Keep calm and read the next method.

Method #3 Disable Any Scheduled Tasks

A task named ehdrminit is one of the major reason behind the problem. We can disable the task and that should solve the problem regarding Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application. How to disable it? Simple. Follow the following steps.

  • Click on the Start Button.
  • Navigate to Task Scheduler and open it. The Task Scheduler Window will open.
  • Select Library and open Microsoft folder present there.
  • Open the Windows Folder.
  • Find ehdrminit task and then disable it.
  • Restart the computer after closing all of the folders.

This ought to solve your Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application problem but if the problem still persists then no need to worry because there are still two methods left. So proceed to the next method if this did not work.

Method #4 Delete the DRM Folder

You can delete the content of the DRM folder. This is said to solve the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application for a lot of people so we have included it in this list. Just follow the following steps to delete the DRM folder.

  • Open My Computer.
  • Navigate to the Programs Option and select on it. Click on the Data Folder.
  • Open the Microsoft Folder.
  • Select the Windows Option.
  • Find the DRM folder.
  • Restart the computer. This will be the final step for implementing the changes that you made.

This should solve your Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application problem but if the problem still persists then no need to worry because there is still one method left. So proceed to the next method if this did not work.

Note – This method is not such a sure way to solve the problem since it is not applicable to a lot of computer systems. Therefore there are chances that it might not work. Do not be disheartened. The next step is a sure stop method of solving your problem.

Method #5 Uninstall the TV Tuner

The last option that you have is uninstalling your Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application. If there is no Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application on your computer then there will be no problem. To uninstall TV Tuner you need to follow the following steps.

  • Click on the Start button and open the Control Panel of your computer.
  • Select Programs and Features option.
  • Open Installed Programs. Find Digital Tv Tuner Device.
  • Uninstall the Program. Follow the steps.
  • Restart the computer after the process is finished.

Conclusion

We hope that this article has been useful to you. We have tried our best to provide all the details that we could. We also hope that your problem has been solved. If not then you are probably doing something wrong. If you do not understand what you are doing wrong, you can get professional help.

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