What is lxdiamon.exe?

The genuine lxdiamon.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.

LxDIamon stands for Lexmark Device Imaging 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 lxdiamon.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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Lxdiamon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lxdiamon
Lxdiamon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Lxdiamon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lxdiamon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 25,264 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 20,480 bytes or 25,256 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is digitally signed. lxdiamon.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

the program is needed to connect to a Lexmark network printer (for example x4550). If the printer is connected local (usb) the process issn't needed at all.
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nennt sich aktuell lxdxanon.exe und ist nur lästig! Habe die LEXMARK-Software gelöscht und damit das Problem. der vorhandene Link reicht aus!
lxdiamon.exe is part of Lexmark Imaging Studio for Lexmark 3500-4500 Series.

Summary: Average user rating of lxdiamon.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks lxdiamon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving lxdiamon issues

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