What is lockx.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 lockx.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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Lockx.exe file information

The file does not contain any references to the programmer responsible for the process. For that reason, we are unable to identify the software associated with it.

Description: Lockx.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lockx.exe is located in a not clearly defined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify lockx.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as lockx.exe. Therefore, you should check the lockx.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

eats up all my system resources
  david guercio  
This is a potential sign that a worm spread by AIM has penetrated your PC.
  BB   (further information)
keylogger with dos functions
  Carmen Teichert  

Summary: Average user rating of lockx.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think lockx.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving lockx issues

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