What is LMIGuardianSvc.exe, Uses, and How to Remove it?

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LMIGuardianSvc.exe is an executable file that is a part of the software package named LogMeIn Pro, which has been developed by LogMeIn, a software company. LogMeIn basically a screen sharing software. LogMeIn Guardian Service is responsible for running a process in the background which generates LogMeln error reports for the LogMeln server for analysis. It is not an essential Windows file and is used only for LogMeln programs.


The full form of LMIGuardianSvc is LogMeln Guardian Service.

File Size and Location

LMIGuardianSvc.exe is supposed to be located in a subfolder of Program Files under C drive. It should be located under C:\Program Files\LogMeln Hamachi\ folder. Sometime it could be located under “Program files (x86) directory”. This file has numerous variants which occupy different spaces on windows XP/7/8/10. Some known sizes are 0.37, 0.40 MB, etc.

Is LMIGuardianSvc.exe a Virus or Safe?

LogMeIn is a renowned multinational company. The product LogMeIn Pro is a genuine product by LogMeIn and the LMIGuardianSvc.exe belongs to it. So, it is a genuine and trusted file and should not cause problems.

However, some viruses replicate the name and appearance of the original file in order to fool people. To avoid any harm to your system, you must make sure the installed LMIGuardianSvc.exe file is the authentic LogMeln file or some virus or malware, hiding its identity.

There are a few ways that can be used to determine whether LMIGuardianSvc is malware or safe. For this, you may use below hints:

  • File Location – As I have already mentioned, LMIGuardianSvc.exe must be located in the path C:\Program Files\. Check the file location. If you find the file located anywhere else, then it’s definitely not the genuine LogMeln File and perhaps a virus.
  • File Size – The file is not so large and ranges from 0.37 MB to 0.420 MB. If the installed file’s size significantly differs from this range, then it is not the original file,
  • Spelling / Name of the file – It’s very commonly seen that viruses or malware use identical or same names as that of the original files. To make sure if it is a virus or not, you need to thoroughly check the spelling/ name of the file. If you identify any minor difference from the actual file name, you need to proactively remove the file as it could be a virus.
  • Security Task Manager – Security Task Manager is an awesome utility that helps you detect any potential threat to your system. So, it’s always recommended to run this application if you have any doubts about any program. In case, the installed LMIGuardianSvc.exe file is a virus, it will be detected here and you can subsequently remove it.

The Windows OS has its own remote desktop that can be used to connect to the remote computers.

Common errors of LMIGuardianSvc.exe

Sometimes, it throws some errors as mentioned below:

  • Application error
  • Application not found
  • LMIguardianSvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
  • The program mail fails to start.
  • It may abruptly terminate.
  • Invalid application path

If it is creating a problem then you uninstall and download a fresh Logmein software from the official website.

uninstall How to remove LMIGuardianSvc.exe

As said earlier, LMIGuardianSvc.exe is not a necessary windows file. You can remove it if it is creating any problem on your PC.

If you don’t want to go through step-by-step instruction then you may watch this video:

  • Go to the Windows start button and click on it.
  • Type “Control Panel” and click on it
    Type Control Panel in Start
  • Now, go to Programs.
  • Select “Uninstall a program” if you are using Windows 7/8//10. In the case of Windows XP, select “Add or remove programs”.
  • Search for the program you want to uninstall, i.e. “LogMeIn Hamachi
  • Right-click on it and choose the “uninstall” button for Windows 7/8/10 and the “Remove” button for Windows XP.
  • You will be prompted to follow a few steps now until uninstallation. Follow them and complete the process.

Using this way, you can easily remove LMIGuardianSvc.exe from your system.



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