What is LastFM.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 LastFM.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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LastFM.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with LastFM
LastFM.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: LastFM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The LastFM.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,138,688 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 1,155,072 bytes or 1,081,344 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The LastFM.exe file is not a Windows system file. LastFM.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to to update it, go to to contact the vendor, or go to in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify LastFM.exe related errors

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

slows me down a little, but worth it :)
  Anne Angersbach   (further information)
Musikplayer Plugin um auf anzeigen zu lassen, was man hört
  TeD   (further information)
Part of the LastFM Software, is "scrobbling" played music, ic sends the titles of Music to the LastFM Servers ----- NOT DANGEROUS AND REMOVABLE
  d.uNd.eE   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of LastFM.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think LastFM.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LastFM issues

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