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What is HPHipm11.exe?

HPHipm11.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if HPHipm11.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

HPHipm11.exe file information

The process known as PML Driver belongs to software HP PML or Pml Driver HPH11 or HijackThis by HP (www.hp.com).

Description: HPHipm11.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file HPHipm11.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 77,824 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/hphipm11.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The HPHipm11.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. HPHipm11.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with HPHipm11.exe, you can uninstall HijackThis software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

Recommended: Identify HPHipm11.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as HPHipm11.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HPHipm11.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

nothing - had a window pop up with " Unable to start this driver
a splash screen warning displayed on startup after installing the drivers for hp7550 - Zone Labs Security Suite was running at the time.
For HP printers
This file is supposed to be connected to the HP Photosmart Printer but I cant figure out why it keeps popping up
This file is needed to install the HP Photo smart Card Reader
There are two separate files on my computer with this name. One is in the printer's program file, the other is in System32. To my understanding, the one in System32 is the one causing the ruckus (Unable to start this driver). So all I need to do is delete it?
Definitely a conflict between Zone Alarm and HP photosmart card reader driver. Giving PML full 'ALLOW' in ZA didn't fix it for me.
  Scott Jones, MN  
HP 7150 printer driver
I have this process stopped, which prevents me from printing on an HP7350 printer, with an error "unable to start HPHipm11.exe" Consequently, I think it's necessary for certain printers.
I got an error about this after I hooked up and hp printer and then unhooked it and rebooted
I just started getting this error. After reading comments and forgettting which printer I had, checked and discovered i too have HP and it is a photosmart printer. What puzzles me is, why is this error only popping up now? the only thing i have installed recently is a newer version of PC tools SPYWARE doctor. Could this be related?
The error message may display every time the computer is started, or only occasionally. After closing the error message, the printer may or may not print and allow access to the card reader properly.
  JohnW   (further information)
I reinstalled HP printer driver and it went away
  Charles Bowen  
It pops up three times in a row when I try to print. After that I can print okay.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of HPHipm11.exe: based on 12 votes with 14 user comments.
6 users think HPHipm11.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 4 users don't grade HPHipm11.exe ("not sure about it").

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