What is lxddcoms.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 lxddcoms.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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Lxddcoms.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with lxddcoms
Lxddcoms.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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

Description: Lxddcoms.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Lxddcoms.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 537,520 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The lxddcoms.exe file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

lxddcoms.exe belongs to Lexmark printer driver software located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxddcoms.exe. Not required, but printer will have limited functionality without it.
I have a LEXMARK printer, thats pretty outdated and it seems to do fine as far as I can tell
  Douglas Green  

Summary: Average user rating of lxddcoms.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving lxddcoms issues

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