What is LocalSch.EXE?

The genuine LocalSch.EXE file is a software component of LANDESK Management Suite by LANDESK Software.
"LocalSch.EXE" is the main executable in Windows for the Local Scheduler, which is included in the LANDESK Management Suite by LANDESK Software. The file is used to schedule administrative tasks in Windows on PCs within the network. It is a command line script that is used to deploy executable files to remote PCs with tasks that include update patches, inventory scanning for existing device hardware, software status checks, anti-virus definition updates, and much more. The file does not handle OS deployment, which is done by the core server. However, it is handy for many executable tasks and easy deployment to a group of computers. LANDESK Software began in 1985 under the name LAN Systems and has been transferred to and merged with several companies over time to evolve into LANDESK Software. The company is a global provider of networking technology, including administrative tools for security managing, services execution and control, and systems management through network structures and operations.

LocalSch stands for Local Scheduler

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 LocalSch.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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LocalSch.EXE file information

Windows Task Manager with LocalSch
LocalSch.EXE process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LocalSch belongs to software LANDesk Software or LANDESK Software or LANDesk Management Suite or Intel Local Scheduler Service by LANDesk Software ( or LANDESK Software, Inc. and its affiliates or LANDesk Software, Inc. and its affiliates.

Description: LocalSch.EXE is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file LocalSch.EXE is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is c:\ldclient\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 196,608 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes, 81,920 bytes, 238,800 bytes or 189,952 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. LocalSch.EXE is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You may want to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HUG Advansys Archive To Go).

Recommended: Identify LocalSch.EXE related errors

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

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