What is SecondLife.exe?

The genuine SecondLife.exe file is a software component of Second Life by Linden Lab.
SecondLife.exe is an executable file that runs the Client for Second Life, an online 3D virtual world simulator. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Second Life was launched on June 23, 2003 as a virtual world where users could create characters of themselves known as avatars or residents. Users are able to explore their virtual world and interact with other users through participating in group activities. Virtual objects may be built through a 3D modeling tool. Exchange of items and the buying and selling of virtual property and services has lead to the development of a virtual economy. Second Life was created by Linden Lab, a San Francisco based company. The company was founded by Philip Rosedale in 1999. As an entrepreneur that started out developing computer hardware that would allow people to immerse themselves in a virtual world, Linden Lab began employing numerous veterans of the technology industry such as former executives from Electronic Arts, Disney, eBay, Apple and Adobe in order to succeed. Today, Second Life provides a virtual world to more than a million users while Philip Rosedale was voted as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007.

SecondLife stands for Second Life Client

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 SecondLife.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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SecondLife.exe file information

The process known as Second Life belongs to software SecondLife by Linden Lab (

Description: SecondLife.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file SecondLife.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 12,808,192 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 13,179,660 bytes, 12,668,928 bytes, 12,484,608 bytes or 12,664,832 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. SecondLife.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with SecondLife.exe, you can completely remove SecondLife (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SecondLife.exe related errors

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

totally safe
Secondlife.exe ist eine Opensource Ressource von
  Holger Gilruth   (further information)
I have seen SecondLife.exe file at C:\Program Files\SecondLife\Secondlife.exe.
  Imtiaz Shah  

Summary: Average user rating of SecondLife.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think SecondLife.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving SecondLife issues

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