What is LXCEtime.dll?

The genuine LXCEtime.dll file is a software component of Lexmark 4300 Series Communications Timer by Lexmark International.
The file "LXCEtime.dll" is a dynamic link library for Lexmark 4300 Series All-in-One printers and handles the timing of printer communications to the PC. It allows the Windows OS to detect and communicate with the printer successfully by delaying the communication until Windows completely starts up or by retrying after communication failure has occurred. The file basically ensures that the printer is able to connect, communicate, and function correctly in the Windows OS. Without it, Windows would prompt that it is offline or not connected because it is too busy with other resources to detect the printer during its startup or logon phase. Many Lexmark printers use an "LXC" style DLL library, but often change the fourth letter based on series, such as "LXCV.time.dll" and "LXCFtime.dll." Lexmark was founded in 1991 by IBM and is a global leader in printing communications and hardware. They have invented superior technology over many decades that provide brilliant printing results with efficient operations, incorporating networking structures that allow flexible printer availability and the features needed to create easy user functionality.

LxCETime stands for Lexmark Communications E Timer

LXCEtime.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if LXCEtime.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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LXCEtime.dll file information

The process Timer DLL has no vendor information.

Description: LXCEtime.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LXCEtime.dll is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 73,728 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. It is a Microsoft signed file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

I have other LXCE files which all belong to my Lexmark Printer
Lexmark inkjet printer software
  Mal McKee  
habe sie deactiviert und activiert kein problem entstanden
  franz moeller  
Almost certain it is a Lexmark file and is harmless, I have a lexmark P4350 printer and this file runs on boot up.
It is part of the Lexmark All in One printer driver. I had have a problem with it when i installed to Windows Server 2003.
  Thomas Lakatos  
Part of the software for the Lexmark All in one printer 4300-4350 etc...
Lexmark inkjet printer software

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Summary: Average user rating of LXCEtime.dll: based on 8 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think LXCEtime.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LXCEtime issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LXCEtime. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the LXCEtime.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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