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What’s LifeExp.exe (LifeExp.exe)? Is it safe or a virus?

LifeExp.exe is a software developed by Microsoft Corporation, and its app description simply states "LifeExp.exe." This executable is part of Microsoft's "LifeCam" software.

The Microsoft LifeCam was a line of webcams produced by Microsoft for use with personal computers. These were USB webcams aimed at providing video chat and recording capabilities for Windows PCs.

Different LifeCam models were released over the years, including the LifeCam VX-800, LifeCam Cinema, LifeCam HD-3000, and others. They came bundled with Microsoft webcam software for video capturing, editing, and sharing. Higher-end models featured HD video recording capabilities, autofocus, face tracking, and other enhanced video features.

The LifeCam line was one of Microsoft's peripheral product families, allowing users to add webcam functionality to their desktops or laptops. However, as built-in webcams became standard on most new computers, the need for separate dedicated webcams like the LifeCam declined over time.

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Who makes LifeExp.exe (LifeExp.exe)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of LifeExp.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: May 26, 2024

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