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
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.
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.
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