What does the lxdiamon.exe file do?
The lxdiamon.exe process is also known as Device Monitor Application and is a part of Lexmark Imaging Studio. This software is produced by Lexmark International (www.lexmark.com). An obsolete or defective version of lxdiamon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Device Monitor Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Device Monitor Application 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)
- lxdiamon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module lxdiamon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about lxdiamon.exe Device Monitor Application
lxdiamon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file lxdiamon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 25,264 bytes (55% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 20,480 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This file contains no information about the producer or the version. lxdiamon.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 60% 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 lxdiamon.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 lxdiamon?
|the program is needed to connect to a Lexmark network printer (for example x4550). If the printer is connected local (usb) the process issn't needed at all. (further information...) |
|lxdiamon.exe is part of Lexmark Imaging Studio for Lexmark 3500-4500 Series. |
Summary: 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Lexmark Imaging Studio
To remove Device Monitor Application 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 Lexmark Imaging Studio in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if lxdiamon.exe (Device Monitor Application) 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 Device Monitor Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Device Monitor Application 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 lxdiamon.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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