What is LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe?

The genuine LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe file is a software component of Logitech Desktop Messenger by Logitech.
A part of the Logitech Messenger suite of applications, this desktop messenger runs as a background process and notifies you of any software updates available. It routinely reaches out to a Logitech server and compares the version of your Logitech webcam software with the most recent available. Located in Switzerland, Logitech creates a variety of peripheral devices for personal computers. Their Quickcam software supports the Google produced internet TV service Google TV.

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 LogitechDesktopMessenger.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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LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe file information

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

The process known as Logitech Desktop Messenger belongs to software Logitech Desktop Messenger or Deal or No Deal or Battlefield Heroes by Logitech (

Description: LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\logitech\desktop messenger\8876480\program\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 67,128 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 66,864 bytes, 32,768 bytes, 36,864 bytes or 91,440 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, DEFAULT\Run, User Shell Folders). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can use the software publisher’s support, update the program or uninstall Logitech Desktop Messenger from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LogitechDesktopMessenger.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 keeps crashing
my security system (Zone Alarm) doesnt like it. Blocks my access to internet
domingo 24 de agosto de 2008 Descargar Logitech Desktop Messenger 2.56 gratis Logitech Desktop Messenger (LDM) is a gratuitous service designed to offer support of software, the news and information, Logitech Desktop Messenger makes sure that you can have of simple, fast way and without effort the access to product updates, advice of technology, the news on technology and supplies that are excellent for you. Logitech Desktop Messenger provides information to your writing-desk directly, which allows you to take advantage from all the functions outposts of the Logitech products, at the same tim
It's Logitech's news and update snatching software. Many logitech products will have this to ensure you have uptodate drivers and software.
Logitech Desktop Messenger
im not sure about this one, ive been getting alot ofbluescreens lately, but once i stopped it from starting up at startup, i have have no problems, it may be adware, my security task manager says it has characteristics found in adware so id say its dangerous
To check for updates the software uses's IadHide5.dll to sense when the user is away.
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Summary: Average user rating of LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe: based on 31 votes with 9 reviews. 19 users think LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 5 users think LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving LogitechDesktopMessenger issues

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