What is lxcycoms.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 lxcycoms.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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Lxcycoms.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lxcycoms
Lxcycoms.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Printer Communication System belongs to software Printer Communication System by unknown.

Description: Lxcycoms.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lxcycoms.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 495,616 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 537,520 bytes or 537,264 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Lxcycoms.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

made by Lexmark printer software
Installed with Lexmark Printer
  Rick Miller  
Lexmark Communications service, it's used for communication with Lexmark All-In-One (scanner, printer, card reader) printers.
  Jim Roland   (further information)
lexmark printer thingy
After startup IE & System restore took 15 minutes to start. We no longer have a lexmark connected. This file was the cause.

Summary: Average user rating of lxcycoms.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks lxcycoms.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving lxcycoms issues

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