What is MediaServer.exe?

The genuine MediaServer.exe file is a software component of TVersity Media Server by Tversity Inc..
"MediaServer.exe" is the principal executable process of Tversity Inc.'s MediaServer software which installs on a PC and enables content of one's media library, (video, photos, or audio), to be streamed to mobile devices, televisions, Xbox devices and others. It is one of numerous competing Digital Media Server (DMS) products using the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standard, but this process name appears unique to Tversity. MediaServer, (one of several Tversity products) has a free download version and a paid licensed Pro version; only the latter allows use of premium online video. Although built with multiple open-source components, MediaServer itself is not. Tversity, Inc., a foreign corporation registered in the United States in 2007, has its corporate headquarters in Tenafly, NJ. Its founder and CTO, Ronen Mizrahi, frequently addresses customer technical questions in its support forums.

MediaServer stands for Tversity MediaServer

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 MediaServer.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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MediaServer.exe file information

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

The process known as TVersity Media Server or Intel® Viiv™ Media Server or Intel® Viiv™ Software or ALLMediaServer or 0FileVersion or Digital Watchdog Media Server

belongs to software TVersity Media Server (version RC7) or TVersity Media Server Pro or or Intel® Viiv™ Software or ALLMediaServer or yes Streamer

by TVersity or Mediabolic ( or or Digital Watchdog.

Description: MediaServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The MediaServer.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder (e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\TVersity\Media Server\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 921,600 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 884,736 bytes and 25 more variants. 
The process is the service "digitalwatchdogMediaServer": Digital Watchdog Media Server.
The program is not visible. MediaServer.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. MediaServer.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with MediaServer.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall TVersity Media Server or TVersity Media Server Pro software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) search the support area on the Tversity website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MediaServer.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MediaServer.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

It is the PC software component used to drive D-Link's DSM320 MediaLounge Centre device that allows the delivery of streaming video, photographs and music from a home PC acting as a server. The video and photo media can be displayed over a wireless connection to the media "box" connected to a television, and music played to a connected hi-fi system
TVersity background file.
  blah deeblah   (further information)
It's part of TVersity.
Is part of Tversity Media Server
Part of TVersity software application for streaming video/audio/pictures to a media center television device
  Dave   (further information)
TVersity's main process is also MediaServer.exe
...elDH\Intel Media Server\Media Server\bin\mediaserver.exe
its path is programfiles/tversity and its so tversity can work streaming media to your xbox or whatever
Used to create usable file on a client where the original would not be supported. Acts as a file interceptor and replacement engine. Harmless.
  streamer   (further information)
Tversity service
Part of tversity
It came with my LG Network BluRay Player for streaming movies etc from my PC and Web
  Mary Canida  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MediaServer.exe: based on 19 votes with 12 user comments. 15 users think MediaServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade MediaServer.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving MediaServer issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MediaServer. 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 MediaServer.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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