What is MediaDetector.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MediaDetector.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MediaDetector.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MediaDetector
MediaDetector.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ServoTool belongs to software BlazeHDTV or BlazeDTV or BlazeHDAV or NTI Digital Flix by BlazeVideo Company (

Description: MediaDetector.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MediaDetector.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—generally C:\Program Files (x86)\BlazeVideo\BlazeDTV 6.0\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\BlazeVideo\BlazeHDTV 6.0\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 286,720 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 282,624 bytes or 270,336 bytes. 
The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. MediaDetector.exe is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The program is not visible. MediaDetector.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with MediaDetector.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of BlazeDTV or BlazeHDTV (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact to assist you.

Recommended: Identify MediaDetector.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MediaDetector.exe. Therefore, you should check the MediaDetector.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Ist Bestandteil der TV-Software (DVB-T - USB-Stick) - veranlasst das Erkennen von DVB-T Receivern und programmierte TV-Aufnahme

Summary: Average user rating of MediaDetector.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks MediaDetector.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving MediaDetector issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MediaDetector. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MediaDetector.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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