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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:

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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:\Users\USERNAME" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 69,632 bytes (52% of all these files), 73,728 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This hpzipm12 program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. Hpzipm12.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks. 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...)
Bill Tolson
part of the hp printer files
Driver for PSC multifunction printers. Prevents XP from hibernating.
Hewlett-Packard printer driver
Garth Wayne Gairrett

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

hpzipm12.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 HPZ12 in the list of available programs.
  5. 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.

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