What is lckfldservice.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 lckfldservice.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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Lckfldservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lckfldservice
Lckfldservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LckFldService or Folder Access (version 2.1 Free Version) belongs to software LckFldService or Folder Access (version 2.1 Free Version, 2.0.0 Free) by unknown.

Description: Lckfldservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The lckfldservice.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 65,536 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramFolder Access or Lock Folder
  2) ask the developer, Topdownloads, for assistance [1][2]
  3) verify that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as lckfldservice.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lckfldservice.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

Lock Folder Service. Free downloaded programme for securing files
system file associated with "Folder Access"
  Tony Salt  
Can't uninstall Folder Access without password!
  andy alder   (further information)
needed for lockfolder installation. safe
It is an executable linked to freeware Lock Fol;der
It causes my computer to crash on a regular basis and uses all of the CPU capacity, necessary for the folder lock program to function, though
I downloaded a program off the internet called Folder Access, It allows users to lock up certain folders for your eyes only. That's what LckFldservice is on my machine. (short for locked folder) It started when I downloaded the program. When I read the lckfld service folder in system 32, it has the files that are locked up, recorded in it. I don't see it as any kind of threat.
  Richard Everage   (further information)
Agree with Rad - I believe this service is installed with a program that secures folders. Mine stopped working after an automatic Windows XP update, and I couldn't get back into the secure folders.
  Adrian   (further information)
belongs to 'Folder Access'. With this freeware programm you can 'block' directory's by means of a password.
process which install itself when you install Folder Acess
It is associated with Folder Access program
kann ohne komplikationen beendet werden, was es tut is mir aber unklar
Part of "folder access" a freeware folder security program - harmless
  ghost123uk   (further information)
Vom Tool Folder Access
folder lock - "Folder Access 2.0"
Belongs to the program "folder access"
  Urban Quintus  
It is the file used with the Folder Access Programm i dont think its harmful for PC
Definatly Folder Access Program Part. Completly Harmless
locks folders with password
This service, part of the "Folder Access" app, logs its activity in "lckfldservicelog.txt" found in the same directory. "Lckfldservicelog.txt" can be manually edited to remove entries. "Lckfldservice.exe" is usually started by the Startup config, but can consume 100% of the CPU if it is started manually (from a file list, etc.).
Hab das Tool "Folder Access" installiert , aber seit heute sagt mir mein "avast" , ein Antiviren Programm das es ein Troj ist mit folgender bezeichnung aus der LOG datei meines Viren Scanners Zitat aus LOG: 05.12.2007 11:32:31 SYSTEM 1280 Sign of "Win32:Spyware-gen [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\system32\LckFldService.exe" file.
to lock the acess to same folders. Not dangerous
  Fabio   (further information)
Needed if you installed "FOLDER ACCESS"
Belongs to Folder Access program
This file hosts a Windows service LckFldService
  Joshua   (further information)
its a folder access file nothing serious

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of lckfldservice.exe: based on 64 votes with 26 user comments. 31 users think lckfldservice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 11 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 6 users think lckfldservice.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving lckfldservice issues

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