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What does the lkads.exe file do?

The lkads.exe process is also known as lkads or, as the case may be, Part of Logos and is a part of National Instruments PSP Server Locator or, as the case may be, National Instruments Logos. This software is produced by National Instruments (www.ni.com). An obsolete or defective version of lkads.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about lkads.exe lkads

lkads.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Lkads.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 40,488 bytes (33% of all these files), 53,032 bytes, 56,096 bytes, 46,192 bytes or, as the case may be, 42,544 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Lkads.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The lkads file is not part of the Windows operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel There is no internal description of the file. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. For this reason, 25% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A lkads.exe file has a 48% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 53,544 bytes (40% of all these files), 40,488 bytes, 46,192 bytes or, as the case may be, 45,168 bytes. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The lkads file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves lkads.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about lkads?

included with Multisim/Ultiboard/etc
It is part of the program MULTISIM (simulation of electrical circuits) - software by National Instruments
Dave Genew
National Instruments is famous for putting Spyware like this on systems that get any of their products installed, and they leave it on after the software is Uninstalled. If you have removed all of the National Instruments software (like Labview), you will find they left behind two System Services on your PC, the "National Instruments PSP Server Locator" Service and the "National Instruments Time Synchronization" Service. You can use the Services management tool to set them to not start automatically.

Summary: One user judges lkads.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall National Instruments PSP Server Locator or National Instruments Logos

To remove lkads from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate National Instruments PSP Server Locator or National Instruments Logos in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if lkads.exe (lkads) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of lkads. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for lkads or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or lkads.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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