What is LMI_Rescue.exe?

The genuine LMI_Rescue.exe file is a software component of LogMeIn Rescue by LogMeIn.
LMI_Rescue.exe is an executable file that runs the LogMeIn Rescue program, a online application used for remote viewing a target computer for diagnostic and troubleshooting purposes. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Removing this file may cause problems while running LogMeIn products. LogMeIn Rescue is a remote support solution used by many customer care centers for conducting diagnostic and repair sessions of computers over the Internet. Technicians are able to start new sessions or take up online customer calls through an online queue. The program allows them to access their computers with a single click without the need for a browser. LogMeIn Rescue also features a chat interface with several predefined responses, file transfer capabilities and URL push ability. LogMeIn is a multinational software company that develops solutions for remote control, systems management, file sharing, business collaboration, data backup, and on-demand customer support of PCs, Macintosh computers, smartphones, servers and other connected devices. The company was founded in 2003 as 3am Labs, but changed their name to LogMeIn, Inc. in 2006. It is currently headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

LMI_Rescue stands for LogMeIn Rescue

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 LMI_Rescue.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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LMI_Rescue.exe file information

The process known as LogMeIn Rescue belongs to software LogMeIn Rescue or LogMeIn Rescue Applet by LogMeIn (

Description: LMI_Rescue.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LMI_Rescue.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,738,544 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,606,952 bytes. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. LMI_Rescue.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.

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If LMI_Rescue.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 2,570,592 bytes. The program has a visible window. LMI_Rescue.exe is a Verisign signed file. LMI_Rescue.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. It is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows core file. LMI_Rescue.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall LogMeIn Rescue Applet, or ask Support team for help. Go to LogMeIn Rescue Applet in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or go to for Customer Support.

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


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Best practices for resolving LMI_Rescue issues

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