What is digital tv tuner device registration application? And way to remove [Fix]

Your Windows computer may slow down because of the “Digital tv tuner device registration application” error. Don’t worry, it’s a common issue for most windows users who use computer devices as TV. Usually, Digital tv tuner app runs in the background. Most of the time, you can detect this error with your windows task manager or 3rd party antivirus applications like McAfee, Avast, Nod32, Norton, etc. We found the same type of error on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. 

Although digital tv tuner is a part of the Windows Media Center and a useful application, If your Pc continuously slows down because of this application or its process ehPrivJob.exe, then you should take some action against it. We tried several solutions to fix this “tv tuner device registration application” error and found four easy methods to solve it.

Before doing anything, we should know what actually a digital tv tuner device registration is.


What is the Digital TV tuner device registration application?

Basically Digital TV tuner is a scheduled task which is part of the Windows Media Center. This app helps you to get digital cable channels in your computer provided by your cable operator. Digital TV tuner’s main task is to receive and display digital signals. The app processed its task by ehPrivJob.exe. You can see this application process in your windows task manager. Here “eh” means “ehome”, which is a segment of the windows media center.

If you want to disable digital TV tuner device registration application or remove it from your Pc or laptop, then next time you have to use a manual tv tuner to watch tv channels on your computer.


What Causes the Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application Error?

Task manager shows Digital tv tuner process as ehPrivJob.exe. It’s a non-systematic process from a system installed application. The app stores data in “system registry”. If any application creates lots of invalid entry in the system registry, then it slows down your computer system, and 3rd party applications show this as a security threat. 

When you run Windows media center, Digital tv tuner automatically launches itself. So this is an autostart process. You can face critical slow down If you try to multitask when digital tv tuner processes are on. Users post their problems on the different forum like quora for solutions.

Continuous high usage of CPU and disk is a severe threat to your computer. We found 3 easy and effective solutions for this error. Read below for step by step guide.


Is Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application safe for windows computers?

If you consider security threat, then the Digital TV Tuner Device and its primary process ehPrivJob.exe is 100% safe for your computer. You can remove or disable the Digital TV Tuner app if you consider its performance issue. Sometimes this Tuner app or ehPrivJob.exe process can consume 70% of your system resource. Also, this app massively affects PC or laptop startup time. It can slow down your whole system if you use tv tuner service continuously.


Should I Remove Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application from my Computer?

If you watch tv channels through your computer and use digital tv tuning service for that purpose, then removing the app may not be a wise solution for you because you need to enable tv tuning service manually every time you want to watch tv channels through your computer.

From the security point of view, you have no threat from the tv tuner app or its process ehPrivJob.exe. 

But if you don’t use digital tv tuning service that much and if the app continuously slows down your entire Pc or laptop, then removing may be a solution for you.

How to detect Digital tuner applications on my computer?

Search for the IDT (Integrated Digital Tuner) label on your TV if you have a digital tuner service. Generally, you have to download a digital tuner app for your pc, but Sometimes digital tuner applications can be built-in installed on your computer.


How to Remove or Uninstall Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?

If you want to uninstall Digital TV Tuner app from your computer follow below process :

Step 1: Press Windows + R, it will open the Run dialog box

Step 2: type appwiz.cpl in run dialog box > press OK, it will open up Programs and Files screen

Step 3: From Programs and Files screen, click “Turn Windows features on or off” from left side menu [ marked on image below ]

Step 4: Wait until the Windows media Features menu fully loads.

Step 5: Expand Media Features drop-down menu.

Step 6: Remove both checkmarks for Windows Media Player and Media Features.

Step 7: Click Yes at the confirmation popup

Step 8: Click OK to save the change

Now restart your computer and check if there is any Digital TV Tuner Application or ehPrivJob.exe process still available or not.


How to disable the digital tv tuner device registration application?

You can disable digital tv tuner service from Windows Media center inbuilt features. Follow our methods below to remove digital tv tuner service from your computer completely.

​How to turn off digital tv tuner device registration app?

Find the ehPrivJob.exe process on your windows task manager and end the task process. By following this process, you can turn off your digital tv tuner application and its process.


Explore ehPrivJob.exe for high system resource usage

Before removing or uninstalling the digital tv tuner device registration app, you have to ensure that your computer system is slowing down because of the tuner app.

There are various ways to check ehPrivJob.exe resource usages. You can simply use the Task Manager utility for that purpose. Follow the below step to Investigate ehPrivJob.exe high usage :

Step 1: Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc

Step 2: search ehprivjob.exe or Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application.

Step 3: Check how much resources ( Memory, disk, CPU ) these apps consume.

Step 4: if the amount is large, then you have to control these apps.


How to Fix digital tv tuner device registration application error?

We find 4 easy methods to fix the digital tv tuner device registration application error issue.

  1. Deactivate Windows Media Features
  2. End process in the Task Manager
  3. Delete the DRM Folder
  4. Delete all entries made by Digital TV Tuner app 

Fix 1: Deactivate Windows Media Features

Follow the “How to Remove Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application?” section to deactivate windows media features.


Fix 2: End ehPrivJob.exe process in the Task Manager

Step 1: Open windows task manager by clicking Ctrl + Shift + Esc

Step 2: search for “ehprivjob.exe” process or “Digital TV Tuner Device Registration Application”.

Step 3: Click End process > press OK.

(you can see how much system resource ehprivjob.exe or Digital TV Tuner app consuming)


Fix 3: Delete the DRM Folder

Drm folder trick may not work on all computers, but it’s worth trying.

Follow below steps for Delete DRM folder:

Step 1: Open My computer > Click programme option

Step 2: Click Data folder

Step 3: Open Microsoft folder > select windows option

Step 4: search for DRM folder

Step 5: Delete all files in DRM folder

Now restart your computer.


Fix 4: Delete all Digital TV Tuner app entries

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R > type Control Panel > press OK

Step 2: Click on “Programs and Features

Step 3: search for “Digital TV Tuner” in the installed programs list

Step 4: Click Uninstall

Step 5: Press Windows key + R again > type “regedit” > Press OK

Step 6: Navigate to the folder > “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\”> delete the folder

Step 7: Again Navigate to folder > “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run\eg ui” > delete the folder

Step 8: Restart your computer

Your job is done here. Now You successfully uninstalled digital tv tuner application from your computer.


Final Thoughts on Digital tv tuner

Digital tv tuner is a useful app if you want to watch tv channels from your computer device. But if it continuously irritates you with consuming lots of system resources, then you can uninstall the app by following our shown methods.

If you are concerned about your computer security because of the Digital tv tuner application or ehPrivJob.exe process, then you should relax. There is no security threat created by Digital tv tuner app.

Keep in mind that once uninstalled, you can’t watch tv channels on your computer anymore. You have to install a digital tv tuner again to watch tv on your Pc or laptop.

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