The lightingservice.exe is an extension on a filename that you can use in identifying an executable file. Executable files, like the lighting service, can in some cases, harm your computer. So, check the contents of this post so you could determine if you would remedy or uninstall the whole file.

How Does The Lightingservice.exe Function?

Lightingservice.exe is an ASUS software, otherwise known Aura. With the lightingservice.exe you can control the colorful LED of your desktop, graphics card, and your motherboard. With the latest upgrade of the lightingservice.exe (ROG AURA) software, you can experience color differently. Let’s see what it offers you: 

The device control panel: This would allow you easily sync and desync your lighting capable device.
An updated LED visualization: A total of nine diverse custom effects that fully utilize the more complex lighting control schema on the latest boards
Limitless customizable possibilities: The fine-tuning section gives room for the most minute control of each lighting area 

What is the Lightingservice.exe all about?

The software file, lightingservice.exe was not initially designed for windows. This incompatibility may cause your system to act up while using the system or playing games. Nevertheless, you could also enjoy a bit of a remarkable experience. You can find this software file lodged in your C drive. There are ways you can locate this file easily and I would explain that in the latter part of this post. Since the software wasn’t originally made for Windows, you shouldn’t expect to see the program file with others.

However, the execution file is a service that functions in the background. For ease of access, you can simply go to your task manager and find the is a service that runs in the background if you want to find it you can easily go to Task Manager and see if the file is there or not.

How to fix the Lightingservice.exe?

Check out a simple way you can fix your lightingservice.exe before it does actual damage on your PC.

Start by, locating the Task Manager.
Here, try finding your way around the processor option. There, you’ll find diverse lighting service processes.  Just click on all of them and then select the end process button.
The instance you select the end process, all these types of malicious processes cease working. With that, you can enjoy your gaming process.

 Note: The file was not developed for Windows systems. This means, it is not a system file and performs its functions from the shadows.

As much as your game is probably functional from the quick fix, you can adopt a more permanent solution. Try uninstalling the file totally from your device. I understand that the lightingservice.exe can be a bit convenient but it isn’t suitable for your Windows computer. If you intend uninstalling the lightingservice.exe then follow the precautions, I have detailed below.

Precautions Before You Uninstall the Lightingservice.exe

Now that you’ve decided to take out the software from your device, you would need to flow the following procedures. They would ensure you don’t clear out the wrong file during the process.

Please ensure that you are no longer logged into your PC as an administrator.
Enable the Windows Task Manager using the Ctrl + Alt + Delete buttons. You should do this as it would disable the running components of Lightingservice.exe.
Build a complete registry backup for your Windows registry. This would enable you to restore the changes if you encounter any unexpected problems during the uninstall process.
Turn off your browser from your Windows Task Manager. Your browser could sometimes trigger troublesome issues while you uninstalled.

Now that you have successfully gotten your system ready for the installation, you should get on with it. In the section below I have detailed the whole process that would serve as a guide. 

How to uninstall the Lightingservice.exe

Check out the steps that you could use in uninstalling the service from your device.

Solution – Uninstall the Lighting service.exe manually

The first thing you should consider is the operating system of your Windows system. This would drive the process and ensure you reach a seamless end. In this post, I have highlighted the windows XP and Windows 7.

If using Windows XP

The first step is for you to disable the lightingservice.exe, as it may be running in the background. You can do this from your windows task manager.
Select start and head your Control Panel.
Here, you should activate Windows Add/Remove utility.
Try locating the Lightingservice.exe, scroll to it, and then click “Remove”.
An install guide should appear now. Just follow through with the provided information. 

If using Windows 7

Select Start, find your way into the Control Panel.
Select Programs, and then choose Programs and Features.
Locate the Lightingservice.exe option and then click on it and begin to uninstall.

Once you’ve uninstalled the Lightingservice.exe, also endeavor you remover the system registry keys.   You can do this with the help of Windows Add/Remove utility. If you don’t clear the leftovers, they could overload your disk space. 

However, you could follow these steps to remove unnecessary associated files from lightservice.exe:

Select Start and proceed to My Computer.
Click C:/Program Files/ and then check for the Lightingservice.exe associated files.
Tap on the folder and press shift + delete for you to successfully wipe it out from your PC.
Reload your PC so you could uninstall the task.

Another means of doing this:

Tap on F8 to enable Safe Mode as soon as your PC boots up.
Find the directory C:\ Program Files\Lightingservice.exe and remove the files.
Once deleted, go to your Recycle Bin on the desktop to take it out permanently.

Wipeout unneeded registry files from your PC

Click Start, head to Run, type Regedit in your dialog box, and then select OK.
From ‘My Computer’, double click the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder. If you want it enabled then locate your Software folder and run it by double-clicking. 
Locate the folder highlighted as Lightingservice.exe. Scroll to it and then double click. Choose the “Remove” option.
Select ‘Yes’ to continue the uninstallation task.


The lightingservice.exe is a software file that you can attach to your Windows system to improve your gaming experience. But, since it was not designed to attach itself to your operating system, your computer might run into errors sometimes. You might then opt for a quick fix that would get your system working again. Still, the software has the possibility of distorting your systems again. You could opt for the more certain fix which uninstalls the lighting service execution file.


My name is Jim Kevin Taylor, also known as, Jimmy The Geek, I recently graduated from MIT with computer science major. I intern at a network security firm. I am passionate about solving technical issues.

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