What does the dlcqcoms.exe file do?
The dlcqcoms.exe process is also known as Printer Communication System and is a part of Printer Communication System or, as the case may be, dlcq_device. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of dlcqcoms.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)
- dlcqcoms.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dlcqcoms.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dlcqcoms.exe Printer Communication System
dlcqcoms.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file dlcqcoms.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 528,384 bytes (85% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 537,480 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Dlcqcoms.exe does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 46% 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 dlcqcoms.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 dlcqcoms?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Printer Communication System or dlcq_device
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 Printer Communication System or dlcq_device in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dlcqcoms.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 dlcqcoms.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.