What is student.exe?

The genuine student.exe file is a software component of LanSchool by Stoneware, Inc..
Installed on student's workstations, this application is the client side of the LanSchool software. Automatically started with Windows, it allows a teacher to track, record, and interact with a student using the client machine. Student.exe primarily interfaces with the host machine, allowing additional processes to carry out tasks such as keystroke logging and teacher-student chat sessions. LanSchool is distributed by Stoneware, Inc, which is a software firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. Stoneware was founded in 2000, and is currently owned by Lenovo.

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 student.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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Student.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with student
Student.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as LanSchool Student or Insight Student belongs to software LanSchool or Faronics Insight Student or Insight or LanSchool Lite Student by LanSchool Technologies, llc ( or Faronics ( or Stoneware.

Description: Student.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file student.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,941,016 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 2,668,416 bytes and 11 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The student.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program is not visible. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Student.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with student.exe, you may also visit the website or completely remove LanSchool Student or Faronics Insight Student (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If student.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 172,032 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 208,896 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Student.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name student.exe, for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Gen:Win32.ExplorerHijack.mq0@aedEEYni (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the student.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

Its the process name of an application called Faronics Insight, this program makes people on a network able to monitor share (spy) and alter others on the same network. You might find this executable on your school, in the library or at work. contact system admins if you're not sure wether they use faronics insight or not.
  Tim Kosten   (further information)
verursacht durch Lan school
  THPS   (further information)
I have tried it before at our high school
  Dean Smith  
This exe is the one of the most toxic and disgusting program I've ever seen on a Windows computer. It is used to spy your screen, steal your files, mute your sound when you need it, block websites or anything it wants to, and shut down your apps, and a lot more sneaky things. And you can't shut it in normal way. It's like a super powerful virus, you know it's there, but you can't stop it from controlling you. If you ever find it on your computer, you should delete it immediately.
  Andy Sam   (further information)
I have student.exe at my school and I don't think its dangerouse btw. I could be wrong but my school security is smart, like we can't access administrators, cmd, etc.

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Summary: Average user rating of student.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users think student.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving student issues

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