What is LMIGuardianSvc.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 LMIGuardianSvc.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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LMIGuardianSvc.exe file information

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

The process known as LMIGuardianSvc belongs to software LogMeIn Support Executable or LogMeIn or LogMeIn Hamachi by LogMeIn (

Description: LMIGuardianSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LMIGuardianSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 374,152 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 376,144 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The LMIGuardianSvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. LMIGuardianSvc.exe is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You could completely remove LogMeIn Support Executable or LogMeIn Hamachi (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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

It's from a product
  Derpy   (further information)
Mostly harmless as long as it is in a sub-folder of "Program files" or "Program files(x86)"
It's installed with Hamachi.
  Triple 6   (further information)
It is used for the program Hamachi which is a program that creates VPN's or virtual private networks between clients
  A Friendly Poster   (further information)
  Виталий   (further information)
Wie schon gennant ist LMI ein Zusatztprogramm von LogMeIn es wird bei dir installation fast aller LMI-Produkte installiert.
  Peter Pan  
LogMeIn Hamachi in addition to other LogMeIn products use this process to send user feedback and usage data back to LogMeIn - this process is not essential and is completely harmless if found in LogMeIn-related program folders.
  Toby Jones  
It's for support for LogMeIn Hamachi

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Summary: Average user rating of LMIGuardianSvc.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 2 users think LMIGuardianSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LMIGuardianSvc issues

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