What is LMIGuardian.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 LMIGuardian.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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LMIGuardian.exe file information

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

The process known as LMIGuardianSvc belongs to software LogMeIn or LogMeIn Remote Access Components by LogMeIn (

Description: LMIGuardian.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. LMIGuardian.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 87,360 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 378,176 bytes or 83,256 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The LMIGuardian.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with LMIGuardian.exe, you can uninstall the software LogMeIn using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

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If LMIGuardian.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 375,152 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 372,736 bytes. The program is not visible. The LMIGuardian.exe file is not a Windows system file.
If you encounter difficulties with LMIGuardian.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software LogMeIn Remote Access Components using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) turn to the software company, Logmein, for advice.

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

Gehört zu Logmein und ist zuständig connection errors zu erkennen. so lange logmein benutzt wird wird auch dieser prozewee benötigt (1 Instanz)
  Merlin   (further information)
LogMeIn Guardian. Task whose sole purpose is to gather detailed information should a LogMeIn crash occur. It provides LogMeIn Inc with diagnostic information which enables them to analyze what caused the crash and what the solution may be. It is similar to the "Would you like to send this report to Microsoft ?" error reporting feature of Windows. This task will often appear twice on the Tasks tab.
  Mike   (further information)
It's an application witch comes with Logmein Hamachi
  Globux   (further information)
just poped up when turned pc on saying it stopped working

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of LMIGuardian.exe: based on 11 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think LMIGuardian.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger.

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Best practices for resolving LMIGuardian issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LMIGuardian. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 LMIGuardian.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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