What is hasplms.exe?

The genuine hasplms.exe file is a software component of Aladdin HASP by Aladdin Knowledge Systems.
Aladdin HASP (Hardware Against Software Piracy) a digital rights management (DRM) suite of protection and licensing software. Hasplms.exe launches the License Manager for Aladdin HASP. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Aladdin HASP (Hardware Against Software Piracy) was the first product developed by the company's that evolved into a full DRM (digital rights management) suite. HASP currently owns 40% global market share, and is utilised by over 30,000 software publishers. The product currently supports Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX platforms. Aladdin Knowledge Systems was an Israeli company that developed DRM and Internet security software. The company was founded by Jacob Margalit in 1985 and became highly successful within its first few years of operations, generating over four million dollars by 1993. The company was acquired by Safenet Inc. in 2009. It is currently headquartered in Belcamp, MD, USA.

HASPLMS stands for Aladdin HASP License Manager Service

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 hasplms.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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Hasplms.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hasplms
Hasplms.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Aladdin HASP License Manager Service or Sentinel HASP License Manager Service or Sentinel LDK License Manager Service

belongs to software HASP License Manager Service or LDK License Manager Service or HASP License Manager or Sentinel HASP License Manager or Sentinel Local License Manager

by Aladdin Knowledge Systems ( or SafeNet (

Description: Hasplms.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file hasplms.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,869,760 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 535,807 bytes and 19 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with hasplms.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSentinel LDK or Sentinel HASP or look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify hasplms.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hasplms.exe, for example (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Katusha.A!inf (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the hasplms.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

Checks for USB dongles for expensive software like E-Prime
  Travis   (further information)
I use Husqvarna Viking 4D Embroidery software to create embroidery for my sewing machine and this is essential to run the software. However some security programmes block it and cause no end of problems.
  Ann Fairbrother  
Checks the USB dongle for GE Proficy Software
  Brian Whittaker  
On my computer it is used as a portion of license management software. Aladdin Hasp & Sentinel Hasp are the same thing. Though it could be used for many different things, ihere it's used for TestComplete by the company AutomatedQA (now SmartBear). NEEDED ONLY IF you need the license manager for a certain piece of software.
  Chuck F.   (further information)
The hasplms.exe is a Aladdin HASP License Manager Service.
Seems that in my case it could belong to TestComplete like Chuck F. said already. Never got this warning before and installed TestComplete two days ago. Seems that the Licence Manager want to contact the Server.
Is also used by the subscription program "All-Data Repair" for the program to contact the Alldata web-site and check the subscription.
    (further information)
it belongs to the dongle usb key from Labelmatrix software
"Lightworks 11" installed the Aladdin HASP License Manager Service
it's the Sentinel LDK License manager service, but i dont know how it came on the computer
USB Dongle for Edius 6 Pro
I use a commercial embroidery design software that requires a hasp license dongle to run. Anti-virus scans continuously show it as a suspicious object. I wish there was a way to keep it from loading when I'm not digitizing.
Its a LicenceManager from installed with external software (authorized as admin). Calls via UDP a masked IPadress ( to send unknown data
It was installed by my Husqvarna 5D Embroidery program.
  Bob C  
ServiceName: Sentinel Local License Manager FileDiscription: Sentinel LDK License Manager Service Ports: IPv4/v6 tcp/udp 1947 It opens in the Windows-Firewall port 1947 for itself. The software has not asked in an understand and recognizable form (so that I could remember it today) for my permission to do so. Thats a no go(even if common today). I would rate it as "Non Acceptable Behavior" if the category would exists
Got installed when I installed x-rite calibration
  Pecos Pete  
Also installed by Netfabb Basic, doesn't appear to be necessary at all (though I haven't yet registered Netfabb Basic). Only noticed it after a reboot the next day, disabled the service and re-ran Netfabb, didn't seem to make any difference.
USB Dongle for Codesoft Clarisoft.
  Jim Desner  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hasplms.exe: based on 25 votes with 18 user comments. 11 users think hasplms.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks hasplms.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade hasplms.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving hasplms issues

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