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What does the LMS.exe file do?

The LMS.exe process is also known as Local Manageability Service or, as the case may be, Intel® Local Management Service and is a part of Intel® Active Management Technology Local Manageability Service or, as the case may be, Intel® Management and Security Application Local Management Service. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com). An obsolete or defective version of LMS.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 LMS.exe Local Manageability service

LMS.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. LMS.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 262,144 bytes (15% of all these files), 268,824 bytes as well as 30 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. LMS.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 32% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A LMS.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 262,144 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 174,116 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The LMS file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. LMS.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs.

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 LMS.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 LMS?

lms.exe virus remove norton
useful in corporate environment for asset management and configuration, not useful in any way for home use. (further information...)
david.bioette
lms.exe is Intel Management and Security Application Local Management Service. Background service which is a core service of Intel's Active Management Technology.
Alex
Part of the Intel Management and Security Suite
Intel Managment Component (further information...)
Cammel

Summary: 2 users judge LMS.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall Intel® Active Management Technology Local Manageability Service or Intel® Management and Security Application Local Management Service

LMS.exe Local Manageability service fix

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

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Intel® Active Management Technology Local Manageability Service or Intel® Management and Security Application Local Management Service in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if LMS.exe (Local Manageability service) 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 Local Manageability service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Local Manageability service 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 LMS.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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