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 lmgrd.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.
The process known as Acresso Software or lmgr326b
belongs to software ArcGIS License Manager or PTC License Server Release or Cadence License Manager or ProQuest Product Licenser or ANSYS Products or ANSYS Workbench Products or FLEXnet Publisher (version (32 bit)) or ARCGIS License Manager or Autodesk Architectural or CAMWorks FLEXLM License Manager
by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or GLOBEtrotter Software or Acresso Software (www.flexerasoftware.com) or Globetrotter Software.
Description: Lmgrd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lmgrd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 467,968 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 1,294,336 bytes and 31 more variants.
The program is not visible. Lmgrd.exe is not a Windows system file. Lmgrd.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Lmgrd.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If lmgrd.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 67% dangerous. The file size is 630,272 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 1,500,424 bytes and 8 more variants. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Lmgrd.exe is able to manipulate other programs.
If lmgrd.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 595,384 bytes. There is no file information. The lmgrd.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Lmgrd.exe is not a Windows core file. Lmgrd.exe is able to hide itself.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lmgrd.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lmgrd.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with lmgrd. 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 lmgrd.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.