What is lsburnwatcher.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 lsburnwatcher.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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Lsburnwatcher.exe file information

The process known as LightScribe Burn Watcher belongs to software LightScribe or Win AVI HelixSDK by Hewlett-Packard Company (

Description: Lsburnwatcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lsburnwatcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—typically C:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 253,952 bytes (96% of all occurrences) or 14,348 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. Lsburnwatcher.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with lsburnwatcher.exe, you can also uninstall Win AVI HelixSDK from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify lsburnwatcher.exe related errors

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

waits till you have burned a music cd and then helps you create a lable for it
Looks like a program watching what types of file you want to copy to a CD
lsburnwatcher.exe is a process associated with LightScribe from HP. It is used to support LightScribe discs for your CD/DVD burner. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Scott Redner  
scheint von Hewlett packard zu sein /seems to be a product of HP
The LS stands for Light Scribe, which is a program that lets you put graphics and labels onto your burned cds. this program basically "watches for when you burn cd's and then asks you if you want to customize and create a label for the cd.
  brent   (further information)
Harmless. Helps you use the Light Scribe Program. I never use mine, so I don't need it.
Contains a bug that can cause the log file to grow infinately large at a rapid rate
  Psylem   (further information)
lsburnwatcher created a large lsburnwater.log on my computer last night. After clearing the computer of temp files with CCleaner, the log file grew to over 32 megabytes in less than 6 hours. This seems excessive considering I wasn't burning anything. I'm going to look for an update to the software, or will turn off the service completely.
Do not delete it. I did and now my burner doesn't read any discs. :(
LsBurnWatcher.exe take all my cpu - fill up to 100%
HP lightscribe process; if missing (as currently on my HP PC) you cannot make write-out lightscribe disks. Leave it running if you have it.
sburnwatcher.exe is a process associated with LightScribe from HP. It is used to support LightScribe discs for your CD/DVD burner. "This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. " Non-system processes like lsburnwatcher.exe originate from software you installed on your system

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of lsburnwatcher.exe: based on 13 votes with 12 user comments. 7 users think lsburnwatcher.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. One user suspects danger. One user thinks lsburnwatcher.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade lsburnwatcher.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving lsburnwatcher issues

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