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What does the hpoipm07.exe file do?

The hpoipm07.exe process is also known as PML Driver and is a part of HP PML or, as the case may be, hp officejet g series. This software is produced by HP (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of hpoipm07.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 hpoipm07.exe PML driver

hpoipm07.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Hpoipm07.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,344 bytes (92% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 69,632 bytes.
It does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Hpoipm07.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. Hpoipm07.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. 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 hpoipm07.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 hpoipm07?

Program for Hewlett Packard Printer hpc950
HP driver (in my officejet 635)
officejet k80 all-in-one, won't load drivers on startup, stops norton systemworks 2005 & firewall, get pop-up saying hpoim07.exe won't start? thought it was part of printer program
Associated with HP OfficeJet v40
COBOL Mechanic
hpoipm07.exe will cause your computor to lock up whenever right clicking when in explorer. Also locks up whenever trying to open web based Acrobat files.

Summary: 8 users judge hpoipm07.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted hpoipm07.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall HP PML or hp officejet g series

hpoipm07.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 hp officejet g series in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if hpoipm07.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 hpoipm07.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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