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What is lws.exe?

Part of Logitech Webcam Software by Logitech

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How does lws.exe run?

Process - lws.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. lws.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does lws.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - lws.exe is registered with the run identifier 'LogitechQuickCamRibbon' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Logitech\Logitech WebCam Software\LWS.exe" /hide' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the lws.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of lws.exe users, 24.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Logitech Webcam Software?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is lws.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00311% CPU31108.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.5 MB RAM48.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 4 /min0.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
123 GDI objects82.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     7 context switches/sec7.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\logitech\logitech webcam software\lws.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Logitech Webcam Software.

What else is related?

Logitech Webcam Software Stability

lws.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 3 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Enterprise N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: lws.exe
Publisher: Logitech Inc. (verified)
Name: Logitech Webcam Software
Description: Camera Software
Version: 12.10.1113.0
Size: 2.66 MB
Original file name: LWS.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Logitech Inc
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/10/2009

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0048089858%
Privileged CPU: 0.0016981600%
User CPU: 0.00311082582966%
Privileged CPU time: 339487.86 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 767,769,372
CPU cycle count /min: 21,261,332
Context switches /sec: 7
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 105.83 MB
Peak committed memory: 112.68 MB
Paged memory: 10.5 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.59 MB
Paged system memory: 164.32 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.95 KB
Working set memory: 9.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.68 MB
Min working set memory: 7.58 MB
Private memory: 10.5 MB
Page faults: 23,139
Page faults /min: 10
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,724
Read operations /min: 3
Total read transfer: 16.09 MB
Read transfer /min: 19.29 KB
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 26.48 KB
Write transfer /min: 43 Bytes
Total other operations: 25,049
Other operations /min: 23
Total other transfer: 1.99 MB
Other Transfer /min: 3.82 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 123
Peak GDI objects: 130
USER objects: 54
Peak USER objects: 56
Handle count average: 331
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Logitech\Logitech WebCam Software\LWS.exe" /hide
"C:\Programas\Logitech\Logitech WebCam Software\LWS.exe" /hide

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: LogitechQuickCamRibbon
Command: "C:\Program Files\Logitech\Logitech WebCam Software\LWS.exe" /hide

Image hashes

MD5: 2589ffe360bed8f824cbc6171cb5b874
SHA-1: 530c39ac7537eb94146bd2fb97924c3f8a0904d1
SHA-256: 4c532ee4707f9b4314af7fc88c86b48afcde03a2097919f9801be47eb5cc61eb

PE image details

File packed: No
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