What is hp1006mc.exe?

The genuine hp1006mc.exe file is a software component of HP LaserJet P1006 by Hewlett-Packard.
Hp1006mc.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.

HP1006mc stands for Hewlett-Packard LaserJet P1006 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 hp1006mc.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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Hp1006mc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hp1006mc
Hp1006mc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Hp1006mc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The hp1006mc.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 73,728 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. Hp1006mc.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with hp1006mc.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > LiveUpdate Administration).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hp1006mc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hp1006mc.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

so bald der Prozess beendet wird, startet er sich sofort von selbst neu! Seid dem dieser prozess aktiv ist fährt der Computer regelmäßig von selbst runter und wieder hoch!
Installed with HP LaserJet P1006 printer
The file is related to HP LaserJet P1005 printer driver. It is listed on the Printer Test Page as an additional file used by the printer driver.
Drivers for HP LaserJet Printer
  Phil McCrakin  
This process started to appear in the task manager after i have installed Hp printer driver.Before installing Hp driver this process was not in my task manager processes.i think its an Hp driver file
Related to HP Laser Jet SOAB driver, essential if you print. Otherwise, garbage.
deve ser porque uso a impressora HP lasejet P1005
  wellington l. santos  
its a virus i am tring to remove it form the process and that are creating very rapidly automatically
We see this being blocked quite frequently with our App Trust-Listing software. In some case, it's because our users have forgotten to add it's digital fingerprint to their trust-list. But it's also possible that it's malware masquerading as a printer driver process.
  Ziggy Shanklin   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of hp1006mc.exe: based on 6 votes with 9 user comments. 2 users think hp1006mc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks hp1006mc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 3 users don't grade hp1006mc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving hp1006mc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hp1006mc. 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 hp1006mc.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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