What is hpoipm07.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 hpoipm07.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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Hpoipm07.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hpoipm07
Hpoipm07.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as PML Driver belongs to software HP PML or hp officejet g series or hp officejet d series by HP (

Description: Hpoipm07.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hpoipm07.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 69,632 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Hpoipm07.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall hp officejet g series or hp officejet d series software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify hpoipm07.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as hpoipm07.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hpoipm07.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

Program for Hewlett Packard Printer hpc950
HP driver (in my officejet 635)
officejet k80 all-in-one, won't load drivers on startup, stops norton systemworks 2005 & firewall, get pop-up saying hpoim07.exe won't start? thought it was part of printer program
Associated with HP OfficeJet v40
  COBOL Mechanic  
hpoipm07.exe will cause your computor to lock up whenever right clicking when in explorer. Also locks up whenever trying to open web based Acrobat files.
how to get rid of file?
It pops up at startup. click "X" 10 times and it goes away. It is a real annoyance. I have Systemworks installed.
  Rich Panelli  
Error message says a driver can not be found.
It keeps locking up my computer. The driver keeps making the Blue Screen of Death appear.
just for a printer
still investigating a new nuisance
Driver for HP all in one printer T65
Once i starts up Windows, either an "svchost" error comes out or a "hpoipm07.exe" unable to start driver error
Screen message at start up: "Unable to start driver for hpoipm07,exe"
Click OK on the message saying the driver cannt be found. Startup continues.
  Jaap Hartog  
Installed with HP OfficeJet G95
I get the "Unabe to start drive for hpoipm07.exe" message since installing and running Spyware Doctor. At boot-up, message appears, but clickigng OK and proceeding doesn't seem to impact anything negatively. There is a collision of sorts at Start-up, probably with Spyware Dr, but that is not to imply that anyting associated with hpoipm07.exe or its related driver(s) are "spyware."
It is being blocked by trend micro anti=virus but the HP printer scannerstill seems to work
It seems to have blocked access to Internet Explorer and Google, I went into misconfig and deleted hpoipm07.exe but was still unable to access the interenet by explorer or google, however safari still works
I've had the pop-up for my HPofficejet d145. Due to updates to software lost my functionality of my HP printer director software which is a drag. Don't know if its a language/coding problem of incompatibility.
  Gada, the Netherlands  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of hpoipm07.exe: based on 19 votes with 20 user comments. 11 users think hpoipm07.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks hpoipm07.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 6 users don't grade hpoipm07.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving hpoipm07 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hpoipm07. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hpoipm07.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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