What is LWEMon.exe?

The genuine LWEMon.exe file is a software component of Logitech Gaming Software by Logitech.
"LWEMon.exe" is a component of Logitech Gaming Software, used by "Lcore.exe" to start the Profiler which configures programmable buttons on joysticks, wheels, gamepads, and other Logitech gaming devices. It also loads at startup the last profile used and activates the System Tray icon. Logitech Gaming Software, (known as WingMan Software when they used that brand for some devices), can be downloaded from the Logitech website when a device is added. Be alert for a major memory leak and inability to start automatically which some users have reported. Founded in 1981 in Apples, Switzerland, Logitech has offices in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China, and distributes computer peripheral products through retail channels and top-tier PC makers in over 100 countries.

LWEMon stands for Logitech WingMan Event Monitor

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 LWEMon.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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LWEMon.exe file information

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

The process known as Logitech WingMan Event Monitor belongs to software Logitech Gaming Software or Logitech WingMan Software by Logitech (

Description: LWEMon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The LWEMon.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 88,584 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 190,536 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. LWEMon.exe is a Verisign signed file. LWEMon.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The program has no visible window. LWEMon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  • visit the support page
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • uninstall the software Logitech Gaming Software or using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify LWEMon.exe related errors

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

Logitech WingMan Event Monitor
  Mark S.  
its a profile so when u play games ur wingman joystick works
Its a Logitech Profiler application. Used with Logitech game devices (like Wheels or Joystics)
Logitech WingMan Event Monitor. Allows configuration/customization of Logitech joystick buttons, controls, and game profiles. Safe.
  Norbert   (further information)
Logitech WingMan Event Monitor
  WDi   (further information)
Logitech Profiler Comes with this process! Needed for logitech gaming and/or other logitech products

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Summary: Average user rating of LWEMon.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think LWEMon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LWEMon issues

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