What is lxdxmon.exe?

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 lxdxmon.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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Lxdxmon.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lxdxmon
Lxdxmon.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Printer Device Monitor belongs to software unknown by Lexmark International (

Description: Lxdxmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lxdxmon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 668,328 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 672,424 bytes or 680,616 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. Lxdxmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It is some helper program for Lexmark brand wireless printers. It installs with the printer driver.
Lexmark Printer Device Monitor; for communication between PC and printer; Lexmark printer will not work without this file; displays a communication error if uninstalled or disrupted. use msconfig or task manager to view processes and services. Find lxdxmon.exe under processes then right click for services; right click again to view lxdx properties and specs

Summary: Average user rating of lxdxmon.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think lxdxmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving lxdxmon issues

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