What is LCore.exe?

The genuine LCore.exe file is a software component of Logitech Gaming Software by Logitech.
"Lcore.exe", the Logitech Gaming Framework, is the primary executable of Logitech Gaming Software which is shipped with all G-Series keyboards, gamepads, and gaming mice. It configures and manages features used by these devices like programmable "G-Keys" and media control buttons. Problems reported by users about "lcore.exe" include a major memory leak and inability to start automatically. Founded in 1981 in Apples, Switzerland, Logitech has offices in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and distributes computer peripheral products through retail channels and top-tier PC makers in over 100 countries.

LCore stands for Logitech Core Gaming Device Driver

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 LCore.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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LCore.exe file information

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

The process known as Logitech Gaming Framework belongs to software Logitech Gaming Software or Logitech Gaming Framework by Logitech (

Description: LCore.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The LCore.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (77% of all occurrences), 12,697,368 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The file has a digital signature. LCore.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. LCore.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with LCore.exe, you can do the following:
  • search the support area on the Logitech website
  • find out if there is a newer version available
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramLogitech Gaming Software or Logitech - Assistant pour jeux vidéo

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If LCore.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 10,464,536 bytes. The program is not visible. The LCore.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. LCore.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with LCore.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramLogitech Gaming Software.

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

It came with my Logitec gaming mouse
is not dangerous, is part of gaming soft- and hardware
Logitech Gaming Software
  Linus S.   (further information)
Lcore.exe is the main program that runs when you boot the Logitech Gaming Software. It is used to configure and manage their line of G-Series products, including mice, keyboards, gaming keypads, joysticks, and other peripherals.
  David   (further information)
was utilizing network, clear mobile service in settings

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Summary: Average user rating of LCore.exe: based on 13 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think LCore.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks LCore.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving LCore issues

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