What does the lxddcoms.exe file do?
The lxddcoms.exe process is also known as Printer Communication System and is a part of Printer Communication System or, as the case may be, lxdd_device. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of lxddcoms.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)
- lxddcoms.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module lxddcoms.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about lxddcoms.exe Printer Communication System
lxddcoms.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Lxddcoms.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 537,520 bytes.
The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The lxddcoms file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 29% 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 lxddcoms.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 lxddcoms?
|lxddcoms.exe belongs to Lexmark printer driver software located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxddcoms.exe. Not required, but printer will have limited functionality without it. |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Printer Communication System or lxdd_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. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Printer Communication System or lxdd_device in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if lxddcoms.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 lxddcoms.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.