What is lvcoms.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 lvcoms.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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Lvcoms.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lvcoms
Lvcoms.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LVCom Server belongs to software Logitech ImageStudio or Logitech QuickCam or Labtec WebCam by Logitech ( or Labtec (

Description: Lvcoms.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lvcoms.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—common is C:\Windows\System\ or C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 127,022 bytes (61% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The lvcoms.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Lvcoms.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with lvcoms.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Logitech QuickCam or Pinnacle VideoSpin software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) use the software publisher’s support
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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If lvcoms.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 30% dangerous. The file size is 135,214 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes, 86,016 bytes or 127,022 bytes. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Lvcoms.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Lvcoms.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

Allows Netcam etc to access your Logitech Web Cam. Doesn't hurt to have it... doesn't hurt anything other than your webcam to torch it from start menu
Aucun probleme pour sa, c'est logitech WebCam pour sa webcam =D
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Its just something for your Logitech Webcam. No risk.
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Summary: Average user rating of lvcoms.exe: based on 8 votes with 5 user comments. 7 users think lvcoms.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving lvcoms issues

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