What is lxddamon.exe?

The genuine lxddamon.exe file is a software component of Lexmark Imaging Studio by Lexmark.
The background process for Lexmark printers, this application starts with Windows. It monitors your system for programs deploying print jobs to your Lexmark printer, and subsequently activates the Lexmark manager to initiate the job. Primarily a laser printer manufacturer, Lexmark was founded in Lexington, Kentucky in 1991.

LxDDAmon stands for Lexmark Device D App 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 lxddamon.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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Lxddamon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lxddamon
Lxddamon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Device Monitor Application or Device Monitor Appliaction belongs to software Lexmark Imaging Studio by Lexmark ( or Lexmark International (

Description: Lxddamon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lxddamon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 20,480 bytes (92% of all occurrences) or 25,256 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The lxddamon.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no information about the author of the file. lxddamon.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

System file for lexmark printer.
an access violation at address 004067B8 in module 'taskman.exe'. read of address 00000086. pops up when i try to google it
It's bothered some people with error messages, but it's not dangerous. I've seen some people remove it, and then their lexmark printer has other things go wrong. So although it can be annoying at sometimes, i would suggest not removing it....unless you get another printer.
it appears after installing lexmark imaging studio to use my printer, Dont remove it if you use the printer or it'll stop working. End the task with task manager if you want to free up resources, it'll restart when you reboot.
For Lexmark printer/scanner/copier/fax
questo file e prezioso nella sua funzione per chi possiede una stampante la Lexmark 5600-6600 WiFi nel proprio computer,e anche vero che rallenta il PC all'avvio

Summary: Average user rating of lxddamon.exe: based on 4 votes with 6 user comments. 2 users think lxddamon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade lxddamon.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving lxddamon issues

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