What is slpservice.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 slpservice.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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Slpservice.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with slpservice
Slpservice.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Slpmonx Service belongs to software Smart Label Printer by ProdEx Technologies (

Description: Slpservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Slpservice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,256 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The slpservice.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The slpservice.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Installed as part of Seiko Smart Label Printer
Printer driver for Seiko Label Printer
Had this for a long time and it is stable
For my Smart Label Printer
HP C6150 uses it
HP OfficeJet 4500 510n-z needs it for communication.

Summary: Average user rating of slpservice.exe: based on 5 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think slpservice.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving slpservice issues

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