What is hp1005mc.exe?

The genuine hp1005mc.exe file is a software component of HP LaserJet P1005 by Hewlett-Packard.
Hp1005mc.exe is an executable file that belongs to an HP LaserJet Printer. The file runs a process that collects printer status information if the printer is being used remotely. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The HP LaserJet brand is a line of dry electrophotographic (DEP) laser printers. The printer technology is based on laser-marking engines developed by Canon. HP is known to have developed the world's first desktop laser printer with their first laser printer appearing in the market in 1984. It sold for a reported $3,500. Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two Stanford electrical engineering graduates, in 1939. It started out in Packard's Garage in Palo Alto, California. For the major part of the 20th century, the company focused on a wide range of electronic products but slowly grew out into producing computing-specific hardware from the 1970s onwards. Today, it provides hardware, software and services to consumers and various types of businesses and large corporations. HP has headquarters in Palo Alto, California, USA.

HP1005mc stands for Hewlett-Packard LaserJet P1005 monitoring component

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the hp1005mc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Hp1005mc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hp1005mc
Hp1005mc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as SMLMProxy Module belongs to software SMLMProxy Module by Software (version 2000 Limited).

Description: Hp1005mc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Hp1005mc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 69,632 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The hp1005mc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hp1005mc.exe. Therefore, you should check the hp1005mc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it is a process related to the hp 1005mc printer driver.

Summary: Average user rating of hp1005mc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks hp1005mc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks hp1005mc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hp1005mc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hp1005mc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hp1005mc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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