You can see a process called LockApp.exe running on your PC. It's normal. LockApp.exe is part of the Windows 10 operating system and is responsible for displaying the lock screen.
This article is part of our current series explaining various processes found in Task Manager, such as Runtime Broker , svchost.exe , dwm.exe , ctfmon.exe , rundll32.exe , . For example, you can view weather forecasts or information about new emails here.
The LockApp.exe process displays this screen and all information about it.
This process doesn't do any work most of the time. It only does something when you're on the go. Lock screen. This appears when you log into your PC, or if you lock your PC by clicking on the "Lock " option in the Start menu or by pressing Windows + L. It pauses and stops to work after you log in.
In fact, we were unable to get a screenshot of LockApp.exe running under the Processes tab in Task Manager using a geek trick to run programs on the Windows log on screen . You generally won’t see it in this list at all, although some system tools may tell you that LockApp.exe has been run on your PC.
Does it use a lot of system resources?
The lock application does not use a lot of system resources. If a system tool tells you that it has been working for a long time, it means that your PC has been locked and awakened for a long time. The PC was sitting on the lock screen, so LockApp.exe was running. And, after logging into your PC, the lock app will automatically suspend.
We have rNote that the lock application only used 10 to 12 MB of memory on the lock screen. CPU usage was very low, as the application didn’t need to do much. Once we connected, LockApp.exe hung and used only a tiny 48K memory. This information is displayed in the Details tab of Manager tasks .
This process is designed to be light and tiny. If it seems to be using a lot of CPU, memory or other resources, you have encountered a major bug in Windows. It shouldn't happen.
Can I deactivate it?
You can deactivate the lock application if you wish. This will remove the screen In other words, when you boot, wake up or lock your PC, you will see the normal login prompt without the first blank lock screen.
Use this registry hack to disable the lock screen on Windows 10 . We tried to rename the lock app files to prevent Windows from launching it , but registry hijacking works much better. We last tested it on the Windows 10 April 2018 update .
Disabling the lock app will not save a significant amount of your resources.our PC. It will allow you to connect a little faster to your PC, but you will no longer see this lock screen. You will still see the typical background image on the login screen.
Is it a virus?
We have not seen any reports of viruses or other malware spoofing the identity of the LockApp.exe process, although this is still possible. Malware likes to imitate legitimate system processes in order toto melt.
To check your LockApp.exe process, open Task Manager, click the Details tab and look for LockApp.exe in the list. Right click on it and select "Open file location.
Windows will open a File Explorer window. It should show you the LockApp.exe file in the following folder, where it is usually located:
C: Windows SystemApps Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
This is fine.This file is part of Windows 10, and that's where you expect to find it.
If the LockApp.exe file is in another folder, malware may be running on your PC. We recommend that you run a scan with your favorite antivirus program if you think you may be having a problem with your computer.
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