What is LifeExp.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 LifeExp.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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LifeExp.exe file information

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

The process known as LifeExp.exe belongs to software Microsoft LifeCam by Microsoft (

Description: LifeExp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file LifeExp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 279,912 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 275,800 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The file has a digital signature. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If there are any problems with LifeExp.exe, you may also do the following:
  1) uninstall Microsoft LifeCam from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
  2) search the support area on the Microsoft website.

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

lifeexp.exe is part of Microsoft LifeCam webcam products.
  Ann   (further information)
It id in the folder for Microsoft Life Cam
  Scott Buck  
Yes. It's on my pc since i plugged my LifeCam into the USB Slot.
Taucht bei mir erst nach der Verwendung von der Microsoft-Webcam auf

Summary: Average user rating of LifeExp.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks LifeExp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving LifeExp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LifeExp. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 LifeExp.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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