What is Lightshot.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 Lightshot.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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Lightshot.exe file information

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

The process known as Lightshot or Starter Module belongs to software Lightshot or lightshot by Skillbrains or OOO Kango.

Description: Lightshot.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Lightshot.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 477,184 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 226,560 bytes, 226,592 bytes, 195,072 bytes or 312,168 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Lightshot.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Lightshot come up, you can turn to the software developer, Prntscr, for advice, update to a possibly corrected version or uninstall it software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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If Lightshot.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 455,168 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 455,680 bytes and 4 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Lightshot.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Lightshot.exe. Therefore, you should check the Lightshot.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

It is a program used to take screenshots, you can download it from their website
  Eric Honeyman  
Lightshot is a program to take screenshots. Very easy to use. After downloading my hard disk was always running at 100%. Took having to manually go into registry to remove it fully and computer is back to running at 6% -26% no longer staying at 100%. I do not recommend anyone to use this program.

Summary: Average user rating of Lightshot.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks Lightshot.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Lightshot issues

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