What is lpservice.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 lpservice.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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Lpservice.exe file information

The process known as License Patrol Service appears to belong to software License Patrol Client by VeraLab.

Description: Lpservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file lpservice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 36,864 bytes. 
Lpservice.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Lpservice.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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If lpservice.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 1,195,008 bytes. The program is not visible. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The lpservice.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Lpservice.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the software License Patrol Client using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

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