What is livecomm.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 livecomm.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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Livecomm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with livecomm
Livecomm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Communications Service or Live Communications Service belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Default File Description or Microsoft SkyDrive or Windows Live by Microsoft (

Description: Livecomm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Livecomm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 139,776 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 108,400 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with livecomm.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Microsoft SkyDrive or Default File Description using Windows Control Panel
  2) look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify livecomm.exe related errors

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

Part of Windows 8 Metro App : Messaging , Mail , People etc.
    (further information)
datum der dignatur wäre überprüfenswert kein hersteller
gehört zu Windows
  Bernhard schröder  
Livecommexe hat sich bei mir einfach von alleine installiert,ist es ein Virus?
Wissen tue ich nichts über diese Datei, nur, dass sie mich ständig stört beim Versuch zu starten. Leider kann ich sie nicht löschen!
Part of Windows or Microsoft software, preinstalled. So you can't stop it or delete it.Usually doesn't make problems. No known virus(Mostly it's inactive, so probably not a virus :D). Just let it do it's thing. If you find a problem with this, do a security scan or contact Microsoft support. Trust me, it's better to do this, than have a broken OS.
Gehört zu Windows oder anderer Software von Microsoft. Bei Windows vorinstalliert, also nicht lösch-; modifizier-; oder stoppbar. Läuft normalerweise problemlos. Es ist kein Virus bekannt, welches diese Datei als spoof nimmt. Falls es Probleme bereitet, Sicherheitsscan laufen lassen. Falls keine Malware und trotzdem problembereitend, Microsoft Support kontaktieren. Lieber einmal mehr als zu wenig...

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Summary: Average user rating of livecomm.exe: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think livecomm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade livecomm.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving livecomm issues

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