Lmhsvc.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if lmhsvc.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.
The process known as TCPIP NetBios Transport Services DLL belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or TCP/IP-NetBIOS-Hilfsprogramm (LmHosts) or Ayuda de NetBIOS sobre TCP/IP (LmHosts) by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Lmhsvc.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The lmhsvc.dll file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 13,824 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 12,288 bytes or 19,968 bytes.
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. The lmhsvc.dll file is not a Windows core file. Lmhsvc.dll is a Microsoft signed file. lmhsvc.dll appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware disguises itself as lmhsvc.dll, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the lmhsvc.dll 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 lmhsvc. 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 lmhsvc.dll 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.