Is lws.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of lws.exe:









File purpose and description:

LWS.exe is a software program that may have arrived on its own, or may have been installed by you. To help identify that this software task is not spyware or virus related, always verify the file is in the proper location as the file location for this software is shown below for you. This LWS.exe file is part of the Logitech software driver setup, but it really doesn't need to always be running in the backgroud. This is installed with your Logitech drivers for your Logitech webcams. LWS.exe is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. You can remove this in your tasklist or startup, as you can still access your webcam without a problem even if this is not always running during bootup. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
lws.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\LWS\Webcam Software\LWS.exe is where this file is most often located.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, lws.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of lws.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!