What is Licence Manager ESD.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 Licence Manager ESD.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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Licence Manager ESD.exe file information

The process known as System Level Service Utility belongs to software License Management Service ESD by element5 (

Description: Licence Manager ESD.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Licence Manager ESD.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 69,120 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 68,608 bytes, 69,632 bytes or 72,704 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Licence Manager ESD.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Licence Manager ESD.exe. Therefore, you should check the Licence Manager ESD.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

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it popped up on my computer and put all 6 cores of my processer at 100% I dont think this is a good thing....

Summary: Average user rating of Licence Manager ESD.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving Licence Manager ESD issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Licence Manager ESD. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Licence Manager ESD.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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