What is lcfd.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 lcfd.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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Lcfd.exe file information

The process known as Tivoli Endpoint belongs to software Reuters Messaging or Tivoli Endpoint or Sybase ASE or Reuters Messaging Troubleshooting Tool or Display Templates (version 12.01 for Reuters 3000) or Reuters Messaging Troubleshooting or Reuters Display Templates by unknown.

Description: Lcfd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lcfd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 180,224 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 184,320 bytes and 10 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall AuthorWare 7, 0105 or Reuters Messaging from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify lcfd.exe related errors

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

is the IBM Tivoli endpoint service running
Comes with Tivoli software
  Henk   (further information)
IBM Tivoli desktop
lcfd.exe is the Tivoli Framework Agent, originally named the "lightweight client framework". lcfd typically runs as root/Administrator as the subprocesses that Tivoli spawns may require priviledged access to files or operating system structures. Driven by the top level Tivoli daemon called the oserv, the lcfd may also automaticlly download additional or updated code from mid-tier components called gateways. The lcfd typically listens on port 9494.
  Alan Peery   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of lcfd.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think lcfd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks lcfd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving lcfd issues

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