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Process name: LightScribe Disc Labeling Service (Hewlett-Packard)

Product: HP LightScribe Disc Labeling Service (Hewlett-Packard)

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Hewlett-Packard Company (hp.com)

File: LSSrvc.exe

In 2004, Hewlett-Packard's imaging and optical storage divisions jointly brought LightScribe to market which allowed specially-coated CD and DVD discs to be burned on the non-data side with labels using the drive's 780nm infrared laser. Both the disc and the drive have to be LightScribe-compatible. The engineering technology was conceived by HP engineer Daryl Anderson and the chemistry of the coating was developed by Dr. Marakard Gore. The technology was licensed to multiple drive manufacturers besides HP, (e.g., Samsung, LaCie, and LightOn), and software developers. By 2005 the feature was supported by "most" popular burning/labeling software, including CyberLink, Sonic, and InterVideo, and two of the largest manufacturers of disc storage media, Moder Baer India Ltd. and Mitsubishi Chemicals, were making discs with the required coating available. The discs were given a unique code on the reverse (non-data) side that allowed the drive to calculate a precise rotational position, and also to disable the LightScribe function if the disc lacked the code. The labels can only be etched in shades of gray, although a wide variety of background colors on the discs have been made available.

By 2005, Fujifilm Corporation and Yamaha Corporation's LabelFlash technology had already become the major competitor for LightScribe and it appears now that LightScribe is being phased out by drive manufacturers, since LG was described as the only remaining manufacturer of LightScribe-capable drives after June 2013 and all 16 LightScribe drive models on LG's website are marked discontinued, while LabelFlash-enabled drives on Pioneer's website, for example, are not. (Numerous Internet sites still offer LightScribe-enabled discs, however.) The two technologies are incompatible with each other, meaning that LightScribe discs cannot be labeled by a LabelFlash drive, or vice-versa, although data can still be burned on the storage side.

LightScribe and LabelFlash technologies each have their own features and drawbacks. For example, LightScribe can burn a label more than once, to enhance the blackness and contrast of an image or to add data to a previously-burned label, while LabelFlash is a one-time process. LightScribe images were described as subject to fading under high temperature or humidity conditions or sunlight, or if exposed to certain hand lotion or hair care chemicals when handling them, while the LabelFlash discs were described as more resistant.

The software module is described as safe but can be disabled, preferably from the HP driver software, if the user does not intend to activate the drive's LightScribe capability. If you want a detailed security rating about your LSSrvc.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/lssrvc.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of LSSrvc.exe: based on 45 votes. Read also the 36 reviews.

  • 6140 users ask for this file. 20 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as not so dangerous. 11 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 6 users rated it as dangerous. One user didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about LSSrvc.exe:
Nero-lightscribe-for burning label on cd  See also: Link rudyddddanielle
Safe, Driver for Nero-lightscribe cd labeler. used with lightscribe cd burners.  See also: Link MCSE Certified
Is used on DVD writers that burn labels directly onto discs. The DVD burner from walmart for example  See also: Link Desmond Loftus
lightscribe burner for nero needed or lightscribe burning wont work DelysiD
I end process in task manager- it comes back next windows login- can not delete it bobby dias
Could be Trojan!
You only need it when you are going to burn a label directly onto a lightscribe CD Mark Griesemer
Installed from NERO OEM suite provided with Philips Lightscribe DVD burner PWallace
Used for LightScribe printing, can be disabled as long as you don't use lightscribe sakis
It has of late caused me to see the blue screen of death a few times. purpledaddy
Used for LightScribe functionality with CD/DVD burners
It was installed as part of the HP DVD LightScribe software ktyler
this is part of nero - software 2 do the lightsribestuff (if u need it, use it, - if u don`t, leave it ) rue23
this is trojan
Cannot be removed
It's Lightscribe. It's definitely not a virus or trojan so dont worry about it. if you're not using lightscribe you should probably end task it Valithor
It's the LightScribe service for use with DVD LS burners Me
Lightscribe service - can be disabled through services.msc snap in
Annoying, it activates itself when a new user account is created andthis action cannot be disabled without deleting the damn thing... Typical example of software companies who think they have a RIGHT to run their rubbish on your PC even when you don't need it. Steve Parry
Safe Hewlet packard file Oubi
Came with Samsung DVD burner with LightScribe Niko
Comes with ASUS Quiet Track DVD/CD internal 2007 burner. Jonathan Melusky
LightScribe service Topperfalkon
LightScript service for burners that have LikeScribe Not a H4x0rz l4wlz
found it before installed Nero7 essential anana
it runs on start up, I've scanned it with a couple different anti viruses and it checks out. Although I still wonder the point in it. It might be for my acer dvd/cd internal burner. Longcat
I have many errors in the events log. I do not even have a durner capable of scribing. I get butter flows as a trojan produces. It is also a hidden process. H.P. light scribe may be ligit however this may me mascarading as such. rick jones
It's a Nero's addon for laser scribe on support cd or dvd  See also: Link Olliweb
Lightscribe Bubs
Definately the L/S module for those who have L/S control panel... Anyways, how to use it i didn't figure out. You don't need to know.
Installed with LG Super Multi CDRom drives WITH LIGHT SCRIBE. No problems as of yet, I delete it in task manager unless I need it. KL.
Light Scribe :) x
Lightscribe. Not a trojan or virus , 100% safe. (If you are using Nero , or Lightscribe) Wilxu
I installed the upgrade at the HP webpage for Lightscribe to burn labels on the surface of cd/dvd(s). Neil Gibson
Its trojan, i dont use lightscribe Its a secret

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