What does the LWS.exe file do?
The LWS.exe process is also known as Logitech Webcam Software or, as the case may be, Camera Software and is a part of Logitech Camera Software or, as the case may be, Logitech Webcam Software. This software is produced by Logitech (www.logitech.com). An obsolete or defective version of LWS.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Logitech Webcam Software has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Logitech Webcam Software 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)
- LWS.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module LWS.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about LWS.exe Logitech Webcam Software
LWS.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. LWS.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 204,136 bytes (53% of all these files), 205,336 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,793,304 bytes.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). LWS.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 9% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A LWS.exe file has a 48% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 204,136 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This LWS.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority.
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 LWS.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 LWS?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Logitech Camera Software or Logitech Webcam Software
To remove Logitech Webcam Software 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 Logitech Camera Software or Logitech Webcam Software in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if LWS.exe (Logitech Webcam 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 Logitech Webcam Software. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Logitech Webcam 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 LWS.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.