The genuine lexpps.exe file is a software component of Lexmark Imaging Studio by Lexmark.
A background service that allows for peer-to-peer networking support for Lexmark printers, this application starts automatically with Windows. If this application is stopped, you will be unable to utilize the P2P support function available through Lexmark International. Primarily a laser printer manufacturer, Lexmark was founded in Lexington, Kentucky in 1991.
LexPPS stands for Lexmark Peer-to-Peer Service
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 lexpps.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.
Description: Lexpps.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Lexpps.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 174,592 bytes (85% of all occurrences), 169,984 bytes and 11 more variants.
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 keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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 or from a LAN or the Internet. Lexpps.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
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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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with lexpps. 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 lexpps.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.