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What is LWS.exe?

LWS.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if LWS.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


LWS.exe file information

The process known as Logitech Webcam Software or Camera Software belongs to software Logitech Camera Software or Logitech Webcam Software by Logitech (www.logitech.com).

Description: LWS.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file LWS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 205,336 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 165,208 bytes, 2,793,304 bytes, 204,136 bytes or 2,780,432 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/lws.exe.html 
The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The LWS.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). LWS.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.
There is a possibility to do the following:
  1) completely remove Logitech Webcam Software or LWS Webcam Software (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
  2) visit the www.logitech.com support page
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify LWS.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LWS.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LWS.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.



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