What does the lktsrv.exe file do?
The lktsrv.exe process is also known as lktsrv or, as the case may be, Part of Logos and is a part of National Instruments Time Synchronization 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 lktsrv.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- lktsrv has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- lktsrv has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- lktsrv.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module lktsrv.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about lktsrv.exe lktsrv
lktsrv.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file lktsrv.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 50,736 bytes (28% of all these files), 53,296 bytes, 57,344 bytes, 64,288 bytes or, as the case may be, 63,792 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Lktsrv.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This process is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A lktsrv.exe file has a 24% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 53,808 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 63,792 bytes. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft.
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 lktsrv.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 lktsrv?
|Used in National Instruments Lab View |
|lktsrv.exe is part of National Instruments Logos, located in c:\WINDOWS\system32\lktsrv.exe |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted lktsrv.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall National Instruments Time Synchronization or National Instruments Logos
To remove lktsrv from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate National Instruments Time Synchronization or National Instruments Logos in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if lktsrv.exe (lktsrv) 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 lktsrv. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for lktsrv 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 lktsrv.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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