What is LDIScn32.EXE?

The genuine LDIScn32.EXE file is a software component of LANDesk Management Suite by LANDesk Software, Inc..
"LDIScn32.exe" is LANDesk's Inventory Scanner process, one of 136 executables in the LANDesk Client Agent on computers in enterprise networks managed by LANDesk Management Suite or other LANDesk products. It resides in "C:\Program Files\LANDesk\LDClient", ("Program Files(x86)" on 64-bit machines). It is usually scheduled by administrators, not always running. This program sends an inventory scan (".SCN") file with Hardware and Software inventory sections to the server, which it stores in its "LDScan" folder. Using "/debug" when starting this process generates a second file, "ldiscn32.log" for debugging. If unusually full directories exist the software inventory portion sometimes fails to complete. The "ExcludeDir" section in the "ldappl3.template" file can be used to avoid such folders; it must be "republished" if changed. Consult system administrators or LANDesk before uninstalling this process. LANDesk Software, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, with worldwide offices, provides software used by major enterprises to unify and automate management of over 250 million desktops, servers, and mobile devices.

LDIScn32 stands for LANDesk Inventory Scanner for Windows 32

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 LDIScn32.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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LDIScn32.EXE file information

The process known as Inventory Scanner for Windows (version 95/NT) belongs to software LANDesk Software or LANDesk Management Suite by LANDesk Software (

Description: LDIScn32.EXE is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file LDIScn32.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,604,608 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 1,040,384 bytes, 1,024,000 bytes or 745,472 bytes. 
LDIScn32.EXE is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. LDIScn32.EXE is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify LDIScn32.EXE related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LDIScn32.EXE. Therefore, you should check the LDIScn32.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

LDISCN32.EXE is not malware or a virus. It is part of suite of applications installed as part of LANDesk Management Suite, It does not send information to the internet. If you would like more information as to what the application does please go to
LANDesk Management Suite software component.
Can substantially increase disk I/O
Since it seem to be able to monitor programs and inputs I assume it can be used by LanDesk admin to spy on users. This is my main concern.
strong increase of disk I/O
landesk is NOT malware or spyware. It's a legitimate product used within a corporate environment to keep company owned computers updated. It cannot go out on the internet and spy on random computers.

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Summary: Average user rating of LDIScn32.EXE: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. One user thinks LDIScn32.EXE is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade LDIScn32.EXE ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving LDIScn32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LDIScn32. 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 LDIScn32.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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