What is loggerservice.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the loggerservice.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Loggerservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with loggerservice
Loggerservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Dragon NaturallySpeaking Logging Service belongs to software Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 13) by Nuance Communications (

Description: Loggerservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file loggerservice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (mainly C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nuance\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,616 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 137,280 bytes. 
It is a service, and the service name is DragonLoggerService: Dragon NatSpeak logging service.
The program is not visible. Loggerservice.exe is digitally signed. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with loggerservice.exe, you may also uninstall Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 or Dragon NaturallySpeaking software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7) or use the software publisher's support [1][2].

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as loggerservice.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the loggerservice.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving loggerservice issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with loggerservice. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the loggerservice.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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