What does the LTSMMSG.exe file do?
The LTSMMSG.exe process is also known as SoftModem Messaging Applet and is a part of Lucent SoftModem Messaging Applet or, as the case may be, TOSHIBA SoftModem Messaging Applet. This software is produced by Lucent Technologies (www.lucent.com) or, as the case may be, LT (www.alcatel-lucent.com). An obsolete or defective version of LTSMMSG.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SoftModem Messaging Applet has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SoftModem Messaging Applet 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)
- LTSMMSG.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module LTSMMSG.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about LTSMMSG.exe SoftModem Messaging Applet
LTSMMSG.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file LTSMMSG.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,768 bytes (70% of all these files), 45,056 bytes or, as the case may be, 141,880 bytes.
Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. For this reason, 39% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 LTSMMSG.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 LTSMMSG?
|i dunno |
|Lucent Technologies Winmodem driver |
|Lucent Technologies Winmodem Driver |
|Modemtreiber Lucent |
|Well its from TOSHIBA So its not dangerous at all. |
Summary: 6 users judge LTSMMSG.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Lucent SoftModem Messaging Applet or TOSHIBA SoftModem Messaging Applet
To remove SoftModem Messaging Applet from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Lucent SoftModem Messaging Applet or TOSHIBA SoftModem Messaging Applet in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if LTSMMSG.exe (SoftModem Messaging Applet) 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 SoftModem Messaging Applet. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SoftModem Messaging Applet 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 LTSMMSG.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.