What is LVPrcSrv.exe?

The genuine LVPrcSrv.exe file is a software component of Logitech QuickCam by Logitech.
A background process that starts with Windows, this application is the core file that allows your webcam to function properly in Windows. It communicates between the hardware driver and the operating system, allowing video to be seen and recorded with the QuickCam software. 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.

LVPrcSrv stands for Logitech Video Process Service

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 LVPrcSrv.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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LVPrcSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as Logitech LVPrcSrv Module or LVPrcSrv Module belongs to software Logitech QuickCam or Logitech or Logitech Camera Software or Logitech Webcam Software or Logitech Process Monitor or Acer OrbiCam by Logitech (

Description: LVPrcSrv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The LVPrcSrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes and 13 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. LVPrcSrv.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with LVPrcSrv.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall Logitech QuickCam or Logitech Webcam Software software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you
  3) find out if there is a newer version available.

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If LVPrcSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 197,976 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 191,000 bytes, 190,488 bytes or 174,104 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. LVPrcSrv.exe is digitally signed. LVPrcSrv.exe is not a Windows system file. LVPrcSrv.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

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

was using 50% of four of my processors. pretty sure it's trash. uninstalled all my logitech and I suddenly have 400MB more RAM and am using 2% of each of four cores instead of 50%. Trash software
Using 66% of a quad core processor when simply in normal use!!!! Wrong crap this is!
Causes Avast Google Chrome problem.In conjunction with Avast it appears to block access to web when using Google Chrome. Took ages to find out what was causing it. Stopping this process corrected the problem
Causes a LOT of troubles.
All I know is that after I installed my web cam and the software I downloaded for it, I started having problems. It seemed to interfere with an application that reads ane writes a lot of files. After a while the lvprcsrv.exe task was using all the cpu. I couldn't even get the cursor to move. So after a reboot, and reading about lvprcsrv.exe, I renamed the file and haven't seen the problem since. And my web cam still works.
Installed with Logitech QuickCam Drivers/Software - Safe
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Seems to access memory space of other applications
To prevent this from running at startup on XP Pro, I went into Control Panel\Administrative Tools\Services, found the entry for Process Monitor (with the ominous sounding description of Injector service) and set it to Disabled. The other associated Logitech services I had were named LVCOMSer and LVSrvLauncher, which I've also disabled as I no longer use the Webcam.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of LVPrcSrv.exe: based on 35 votes with 9 reviews. 12 users think LVPrcSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 7 users suspect danger. 5 users think LVPrcSrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade LVPrcSrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving LVPrcSrv issues

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