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What does the lmgrd.exe file do?

The lmgrd.exe process is also known as Flexera Software or, as the case may be, Acresso Software and is a part of ArcGIS License Manager or, as the case may be, Cadence License Manager. This software is produced by Macrovision (www.macrovision.com) or, as the case may be, Acresso Software (www.flexerasoftware.com). An obsolete or defective version of lmgrd.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 lmgrd.exe Flexera Software

lmgrd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Lmgrd.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,370,752 bytes (16% of all these files), 1,431,440 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The lmgrd file is not part of the Windows operating system. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. Lmgrd.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A lmgrd.exe file has a 64% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 1,370,752 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,500,424 bytes. This lmgrd program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file does not supply any version information or other description. 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 lmgrd.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 lmgrd?

This is an executable for the Flex LM licensing system from GlobeTrotter Inc. This method of licensing is used for epxensive software (usually CAD packages and simulators) in various engineering industries.
Dev Abhishek
License Manager for ESRI ArcGIS Software
Joe Kezon
license manager for the "flexlm" program from Macromedia
License manager program
license manager for the "flexlm" program from SolidWorks

Summary: 24 users judge lmgrd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall ArcGIS License Manager or Cadence License Manager

To remove Flexera Software 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 ArcGIS License Manager or Cadence License Manager in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if lmgrd.exe (Flexera Software) 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 Flexera Software. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Flexera Software 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 lmgrd.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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