What is LMutilps32.exe?

The genuine LMutilps32.exe file is a software component of Acer Launch Manager by Acer.
Acer Launch Manager is a keyboard customization tool. LMutilps32.exe is a critical process for the Acer Launch Manager. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Acer Launch Manager lets users configure each key on the keyboard. The program can be used to customize the play, pause, stop, volume and Windows function keys or 'FN' keys. The program also provides feedback to changes in volume, screen brightness levels and the Wi-Fi or the Bluetooth connection status. This program usually launches at startup and may slow down the system during the bootup process. Acer was founded in 1976 by Stan Shih, Carolyn Yeh and five others as Multitech in 1976. It is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics giant that produces laptops, desktops, smart phones, displays, storage devices and peripherals. Acer was the fourth largest global vendor of personal computers in 2013 and generates an annual revenue of more than $16 billion. The company is headquartered in Xizhi, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

LMUtilPs32 stands for Launch Manager Utility Process (32-bit)

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 LMutilps32.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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LMutilps32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with LMutilps32
LMutilps32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Launch Manager utility process belongs to software Launch Manager or Launch Manager utility process by Dritek System (

Description: LMutilps32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LMutilps32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 418,896 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 473,712 bytes and 8 more variants. 
It is a Verisign signed file. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. The LMutilps32.exe file is not a Windows system file. LMutilps32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with LMutilps32.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramLaunch Manager.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as LMutilps32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the LMutilps32.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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Best practices for resolving LMutilps32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with LMutilps32. 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 LMutilps32.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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