What is localbridge.exe?
localbridge.exe is a legitimate Microsoft process associated with Microsoft Office 365. Apparently, it is needed for Microsoft’s Office to work properly. We’ve spent quite a lot of time trying to find this executable’s exactly purpose and we couldn’t find anything anywhere, even in Microsoft’s own forums! Usually a bridge is a piece of software that’s used to unite two different networks, so perhaps this “local bridge” unites Microsoft Office with all local and Internet network activity.
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
localbridge.exe stands for local bridge.
What does localbridge.exe do?
Bridges Microsoft Office network connections.
Is localbridge.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if localbridge.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the localbridge.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan localbridge.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of localbridge.exe.
- 4. Analyze localbridge.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does localbridge.exe access the network?
While investigating localbridge.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to servers controlled by Microsoft at l-0014.l-msedge.net. It is not recommended to block this .exe with GlassWire’s firewall if you plan to use Microsoft Office.
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