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Is lexpps.exe safe?

Lexpps.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 lexpps.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.

Lexpps.exe file information

The process belongs to software MarkVision for Windows (version (32 bit)) by Lexmark International (www.lexmark.com).

Description: Lexpps.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. lexpps.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 174,592 bytes (84% of all occurrences), 169,984 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/lexpps.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Lexpps.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If lexpps.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 44% dangerous. The file size is 174,592 bytes. The lexpps.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. Lexpps.exe is able to record inputs.
There is a possibility to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Lexmark Printer Sharing), visit the www.lexmark.com support page or update the program.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "lexpps" is not required to run at start up. For Lexmark printers. From Lexmark: "This enables bi-directional printing over a peer to peer network. If the printer is connected directly to your PC, the file is not used, (or should not be used) at all". It is known that firewalls can however alert you to "lexpps.exe" requesting server privileges

Important: Some malware also uses the file name lexpps.exe, for example Trojan.Katusha.A!inf (detected by Symantec), and PTCH_KATUSHA.W (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the lexpps.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

My HP printer woin't work if I stop process; Dell Demension 9100, XP sp3
  Robert Benignus  
I just spotted it today and myLexmark printer t hat came with my computer hasnt worked for a long time, I think it is very bad...
Lexmark printer driver. Look in same folder (eg Windows\System32) for related "Lex" files. If not longer needed use Lexunst1.exe to remove all the files. Does NOT show on installed program list under Lexmark or MarkVision. Also look for "extras" components such as c:\LXKZ32\ folder, also not shown on installed program list.
  Jon   (further information)
It strangely appeared a few days ago. I had a Lexmark Printer a long time ago but uninstalled all the software when I got a new printer. The person who created the virus must have named the virus after required system files. If you have a Lexmark keep it otherwise delete it or disable it in msconfig
The file Lexpps.exe is used for peer-to-peer networking support for our inkjet products. If you do not want peer-to-peer support, you can simply delete lexpps.exe and lexp2p32.dll. To remove these files: 1. Search for the files LEXPPS and LEXP2P32. 2. Delete all copies that are retrieved. 3. Once the files have been removed, you will need to restart the PC before the peer-to-peer service can be disabled. You might still receive some warnings from the BCE server. 4. To prevent this, you can use a system driver that does not install the BCE server; this driver is available for Win
  Alex   (further information)
My security software set to block outbound access
  CShell (no printer sharing here)  
Causes ten year old Windows 98SE computer to randonly lockup. I dumped my Lexmark printer for a duplex Cannon inkjet. I started getting random lockups and eventually had to reboot system. Until I realised, I had to frequently save files I was editing. By trial and error I found it was the Lexpps file causing the problem. I simply use Cntl/Alt/Delete command to show open programs and end Lexpps.
  Andy Hamilton  
LexPPS.exe: I've worked on many computers and noticed that this program sometimes interferes. It comes with some printers and probably has to do with networking (and accessing the Internet) only. I've heard that this program is sometimes hijacked. I tend to always delete from the registry (RegEdit) and remove this file and any references. I never see any negative effects (sometimes positive), but I've yet to know someone networking these printers (possible adverse effect if deleted). If you're not sharing this on a network, at least block it from the Internet (FUTURE: "The GRID").
  Ralph A. L√≥pez (Marrero)  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of lexpps.exe: based on 106 votes with 9 reviews.
26 users think lexpps.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 12 users think it's probably harmless. 36 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 12 users suspect danger. 20 users think lexpps.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 16 users don't grade lexpps.exe ("not sure about it").

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