What does the dlbkcoms.exe file do?
The dlbkcoms.exe process is also known as Printer Communication System and is a part of dlbk_device or, as the case may be, Printer Communication System. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of dlbkcoms.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Printer Communication System has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Printer Communication System has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- dlbkcoms.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dlbkcoms.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dlbkcoms.exe Printer Communication System
dlbkcoms.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dlbkcoms.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 538,096 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 537,840 bytes.
You can end this service, pause it, or restart it by going to System and Security/Administrative Tools/Services in Control Panel. The service does not run under your user account. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The dlbkcoms file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. The dlbkcoms file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is unusual for the service not to provide any indication of how and why it is required. For this reason, 14% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves dlbkcoms.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about dlbkcoms?
|it is from Dell printers |
Summary: One user judges dlbkcoms.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall dlbk_device or Printer Communication System
To remove Printer Communication System from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for dlbk_device or Printer Communication System in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dlbkcoms.exe (Printer Communication System) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Printer Communication System. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Printer Communication System or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or dlbkcoms.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.