What is cdslmd.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 cdslmd.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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Cdslmd.exe file information

The process known as cdslmd.exe belongs to software Cadence License Manager by unknown.

Description: Cdslmd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Cdslmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,306,048 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 1,564,672 bytes, 1,630,208 bytes, 1,503,232 bytes or 3,028,992 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Cdslmd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with cdslmd.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Cadence License Manager (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify cdslmd.exe related errors

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

License Manager for Orcad
  Marc Isherwood  
This program is the licensing daemon used by Cadence Design Systems
cdslmd.exe ist der Lizenz Vendor Daemon von Cadence Arbeitet mit flexlm (lmgrd) zusammen
Cadense License Manager Deamon
Part of OrCAD installation. Cadence License Manager
  Rob   (further information)
Cadence license deamon

Summary: Average user rating of cdslmd.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments. 8 users think cdslmd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving cdslmd issues

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