What is LvAgent.exe?

The genuine LvAgent.exe file is a software component of ABBYY LvAgent by ABBYY.
LvAgent.exe is an executable file that belongs to ABBYY Lingvo, a dictionary software program that includes translation from English into multiple languages, word pronunciations, grammar lessons, flash cards, and much more. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Lingvo features multiple professional, as well as specialized dictionaries from reknowned publishers such as Oxford; multilingual translation from English into various different languages and vice versa; tools for memorizing and learning new words; audio pronunciations of words; details on grammar; search capabilities, etc. The software also ships with a mobile version of Lingvo. ABBYY is a Russian software company that develops and markets optical character recognition, document capture and language software. The company was founded by David Yang in 1989 as BIT Software until it changed its name to ABBYY in 1997. The company has since acquired a worldwide reach with branches in four continents. Its International headquarters are in Moscow, Russia.

LvAgent stands for Lingvo Launcher Agent

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 LvAgent.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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LvAgent.exe file information

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

The process known as Lingvo Launcher or LvAgent belongs to software ABBYY Lingvo (version 12 Multilingual, 8.0 English-Russian Edition) or ABBYY LvAgent by ABBYY (BIT Software) (

Description: LvAgent.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file LvAgent.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 258,048 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ABBYY Lingvo 12 Multilingual or ABBYY Lingvo (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify LvAgent.exe related errors

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

This is a hack (and a nice one) to launch pirated Lingvo dictionary. Seemingly harmless.

Summary: Average user rating of LvAgent.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LvAgent issues

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