What is lgfw.exe?

The genuine lgfw.exe file is a software component of LGFW by
LGFW is a program that updates firmware for phones manufactured by LG Electronics. Lgfw.exe runs the LGFW application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. LGFW can be used to upgrade or downgrade firmware versions for LG phones. In case the program was installed by another application it can be easily removed through the Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs section. LG Electronics Inc. is a South Korean company that designs and manufactures electronics in the form of home entertainment and appliances, mobile communications, and vehicular components. LG was established in 1958 after the Korean war in an effort to rebuild the national economy with domestically manufactured electronics. LG was originally founded as Goldstar and merged with its sister company, Lucky, in 1995, forming LG Electronics. It currently employs over 82,000 people worldwide, generating over $55 billion in sales. The company is currently headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

LGFw stands for LG Firmware Update

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 lgfw.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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Lgfw.exe file information

The process known as lg_fwupdate belongs to software LGFW by Bitleader.

Description: Lgfw.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file lgfw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 27,760 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. It is a Verisign signed file. Lgfw.exe is digitally signed. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. lgfw.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

File requests and executes updates at start-up for installed LG DVD and BD drives.
  Newt Phillips  
I installed a new LG Blu Ray Player and this file was installed along with the software as "LG Firmware updater"
  Les Graham  

Summary: Average user rating of lgfw.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving lgfw issues

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