What is HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe?

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 HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.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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HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe file information

The process known as HPNetworkCommunicatorCom belongs to software HP Officejet Pro (version 8600 Basic Device) or HP ENVY (version 7640 series Basic Device Software) by Hewlett-Packard Co ( or Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP (

Description: HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 992,360 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 801,384 bytes, 1,139,208 bytes or 911,880 bytes. 
The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. The HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with HPNetworkCommunicatorCom.exe, you can uninstall HP Officejet Pro 8600 Basic Device or HP Officejet Pro 8500 A910 - Grundlegende software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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


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Best practices for resolving HPNetworkCommunicatorCom issues

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