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What does the HPHipm11.exe file do?

The HPHipm11.exe process is also known as PML Driver and is a part of HP PML or, as the case may be, Pml Driver HPH11. This software is produced by HP (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HPHipm11.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about HPHipm11.exe PML driver

HPHipm11.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file HPHipm11.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 77,824 bytes.
The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. HPHipm11.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. It has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. HPHipm11.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 31% 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 HPHipm11.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 HPHipm11?

nothing - had a window pop up with " Unable to start this driver
a splash screen warning displayed on startup after installing the drivers for hp7550 - Zone Labs Security Suite was running at the time.
For HP printers
This file is supposed to be connected to the HP Photosmart Printer but I cant figure out why it keeps popping up
This file is needed to install the HP Photo smart Card Reader

Summary: 6 users judge HPHipm11.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall HP PML or Pml Driver HPH11

HPHipm11.exe PML driver fix

To remove PML driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for HP PML or Pml Driver HPH11 in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if HPHipm11.exe (PML driver) 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 PML driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PML driver 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 HPHipm11.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.

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