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Old 14-09-18, 21:50
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Default Removing Digital Tuner DEvice

Hi, according to my Avast Antivirus a program called Digital Tuner TV Device is slowing my computer....well something is! Online advice is to remove it in "Add Or Remove Programs" however it doesn't seem to be there. I'd love to get shot of it, can anyone help please?
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Old 14-09-18, 22:25
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That's part of Microsoft Windows Media Center.
You may be able to prevent it from starting using the Startup Tab in CCleaner.
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Old 14-09-18, 22:46
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Good evening Peru and thanks...couldn't see it in the small list in cc Cleaner
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Old 15-09-18, 07:42
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The best way to see what is hogging resources is to open Task Manager/Processes and if you click on Memory or CPU it will sort to the highest user first.

It may not actually be the tuner.

Go Start - type msconfig and press enter when it comes up and under the Startup tab you can Disable all - Apply - OK - Restart and then check to see what Avast reports.

I only have Realtek HD Audio Manager enabled in my Startup menu.

As the tuner is part of the Media Center, you can disable it by going Start - type appwiz.cpl and press enter when it comes up.

In Programs & Features click on Turn Windows features on or off and uncheck the box for Media Center - OK - but that will also turn off Windows Media Player.

This is how it would be in Win 10 but I can't quite remember if it's the same for Win 7.

The Media Center may be a sub item of WMP.
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Old 16-09-18, 18:49
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I'd be really interested if you get an answer to this as Avast has been flagging this up for ages and I couldnít find the programme. I do use ccleaner regularly and itís not mentioned in its start up. Good luck and let us know how you get on. Thanks, Cantrel I will try your advice next time I use the PC - less and less these days. iPad is king.
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Old 16-09-18, 21:49
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It wasn't convenient for me to check my Win 7 laptop when I posted yesterday, but on checking it, it is listed as Media Features.

On expanding that, I have three items which can be unchecked individually.

Windows DVD Maker
Windows Media Center
Window Media Player

so you can just uncheck the box for Windows Media Center - OK and then check if Avast still snags the tuner.
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Old 16-09-18, 21:50
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Thanks Cantrel, tried the msconfig, but I'm reluctant to untick anything as I'm pretty good at making fatal mistakes. Re WMP, I use this a lot, any way of turning off Media Center but keeping WMP?
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Old 16-09-18, 21:53
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It looks like we were posting together - read my last post.
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Old 16-09-18, 22:00
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Ok, apologies for my stupidity, how do I find the three options?
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Old 16-09-18, 22:07
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Go Start - type appwiz.cpl and press enter when it comes up.

Click on Turn Windows features on or off and wait for the window to populate.

There you will see Media Features - click on the plus box to its left which will expand it for you to uncheck the box for Windows Media Center.

However, hold off on doing that for now while I check it out on my Win 7.

You get a warning that it can affect other bits so I'm going to see if WMP still works after the reboot.
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