What does the HPZipm12.exe file do?
The HPZipm12.exe process is also known as PML Driver and is a part of HP PML or, as the case may be, Pml Driver HPZ12. This software is produced by HP (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HPZipm12.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PML driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PML driver 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)
- HPZipm12.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HPZipm12.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HPZipm12.exe PML driver
HPZipm12.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HPZipm12.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32 or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (47% of all these files), 73,728 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It is the service "Pml Driver HPZ12".
This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The HPZipm12 file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file does not supply any version information or other description. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. HPZipm12.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 53% 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 HPZipm12.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 HPZipm12?
|Annoyingly you have a pop-up as I open up my computer with he message"unable to find driver.I don't want this!! |
|HP PSC software uses it. May support Printer Management or Physical Markup Language (further information...) |
|part of the hp printer files |
|Driver for PSC multifunction printers. Prevents XP from hibernating. |
|Hewlett-Packard printer driver |
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Summary: 41 users judge HPZipm12.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 8 users consider it harmless. However, 7 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 7 users have already deleted HPZipm12.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP PML or Pml Driver HPZ12
To remove PML driver from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate HP PML or Pml Driver HPZ12 in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if HPZipm12.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 HPZipm12.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.