What is lexbces.exe?

The genuine lexbces.exe file is a software component of Markvision Enterprise by Lexmark International.
The lexbces.exe process is executed and run by Lexmark's MarkVision software to configure settings for Lexmark's printer network cards. Terminate this process if you do not have a Lexmark printer. Otherwise, only terminate this process if it is suspected of causing problems. The MarkVision Enterprise is a web-based tool that offers IT professionals the ability to monitor thousands of devices. This scalable tool can centrally manage upto 20,000 printers operating on a single network. Lexmark International, Inc. is an American company that manufactures and sells laser printers and offers enterprise services. It was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, in the United States, the town after which it was named.

LexBceS stands for Lexmark Bce Service

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 lexbces.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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Lexbces.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lexbces
Lexbces.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LexBce Service or LexBce Server belongs to software MarkVision for Windows (version (32 bit)) by Lexmark International (

Description: Lexbces.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file lexbces.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 303,104 bytes (43% of all occurrences), 311,296 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The program is not visible. Lexbces.exe is not a Windows core file. The lexbces.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Lexbces.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name lexbces.exe, for example Virus.Win32.Suspic.gen (detected by Kaspersky), and PTCH_KATUSHA.W (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the lexbces.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

I got an old Lexmark printer that I wasn't using anymore and I wanted to get rid of its services. When I did so, none of my printers worked again (HP, Epson). After doing some search I have found a solution at the given link. By doing the steps mentioned there I was able to put the Print Spooler on its feets.
  Bogdan   (further information)
I uninstalled a Lexmark and was also totally shut down for printing. Using the above steps to remove the dependency in the registry was absolutely all I had to do and full functionality was restored. (Acer laptop using XP Pro.)
  Smitty in VA.  
is required to run in order for you or at least me to be able to print to your Lexmark printer
After uninstalling lexmark printer driver, the print spooler is not working and is givning the exception 'The print spooler service depends on nonexistent service LexBces.exe'
It has taken over my computer, it's saying it is a trojan
Uninstalled Printer & services still running
  Michael Johnson  
Lexmark are complete fools to have ever made such a program! I can't believe the inconvenience that file ahs caused for so many people including me. Any program that wastes so much of your time is dangerous - to your sanity. Go with Old Guy's advice!
On my Dell laptop (circa 2001 model) my print spooler service is dependant on the LEXBCXE service. I'm guessing it was shipped from Dell that way. My background is 35+ years of computer programming.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of lexbces.exe: based on 129 votes with 9 reviews. 43 users think lexbces.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 12 users think it's probably harmless. 22 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 20 users suspect danger. 32 users think lexbces.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 21 users don't grade lexbces.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving lexbces issues

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