What is LMIGuardianSvc.exe?

The genuine LMIGuardianSvc.exe file is a software component of LogMeIn Pro by LogMeIn.
LMIGuardianSvc.exe is an executable file that runs the LogMeIn Guardian, a background process that sends LogMeIn error reports and diagnostic information to the LogMeIn server for analysis. 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 is a subscription-based product that allows users remote access to their computers for security, administration and connectivity purposes. Users are able to work on their computer through a remote computer, and even transfer files between computers. LogMeIn was also available as a free version that had limited functionality but this version was discontinued after January 2014. 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.

LMIGuardianSvc stands for LogMeIn Guardian Service

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 10/8/7/XP are 374,152 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 417,552 bytes and 15 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 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove LogMeIn Hamachi or LogMeIn Support Executable (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify LMIGuardianSvc.exe related errors

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 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 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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