What is ansyslmd.exe?

The genuine ansyslmd.exe file is a software component of ANSYS 9.0 by ANSYS.
Ansyslmd.exe is the licensing module for the ANSYS Simulation Technology program. This process validates whether the program has been purchased and registered, and if not, prompts for a license key. ANSYS was founded by Dr. John A. Swanson in 1970, originally as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. Its primary motives were the development and marketing of software that could analyze elements for their structural physics. In 1994, the company was acquired by TA Associates and subsequently renamed, ANSYS, Inc. after its top product. ANSYS is headquartered in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, USA.

AnsysLMd stands for Ansys Licensing Module

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 ansyslmd.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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Ansyslmd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ansyslmd
Ansyslmd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ansyslmd daemon belongs to software ANSYS Products (version 11.0 SP1) or ANSYS TurboGrid by ANSYS (

Description: Ansyslmd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ansyslmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,458,176 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 987,136 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The ansyslmd.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Ansyslmd.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with ansyslmd.exe, you could also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ANSYS Products or ANSYS Products 11.0 SP1 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ansyslmd.exe. Therefore, you should check the ansyslmd.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

Used by Ansys 9.0 - File Required to access the network for licenses. Prevent it from accessing the internet and you can't go wrong.
  Muks V  
Datei wird für die Lizensierung von ANSYS benötigt. UNGEFÄHRLICH!!!
it was nt located
  naveen thomu  

Summary: Average user rating of ansyslmd.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think ansyslmd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ansyslmd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ansyslmd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ansyslmd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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