Process or task name:
Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. Hpzipm12.exe
Exe program – Files with an extension of “exe” are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
HPZipm12.exe is an executable software module that may have been pre-installed on your computer or may have been installed by yourself. The exact folder location for this file is also listed below, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similarly named files and place them elsewhere on your computer. This program is part of your printer driver installation from Hewlett Packard (HP), and it is not considered spyware (see file location below to view where this program has been stored on your hard drive). The HPZipm12.exe program will show in your active tasklist and will be there automatically whenever you reboot your computer. This file is considered safe and is not spyware or virus related software. Visit hpzipm12.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.
What is the hpzipm12.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The actual disk location of this program is: C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many viruses, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see similar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your “task manager”, and then click the “processes” tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, hpzipm12.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similar to a system file. Make sure to always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. hpzipm12.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names that companies choose.
Is hpzipm12.exe spyware?
Is this considered adware or popup related?
Is this considered a virus or trojan?
Would you recommend that I remove hpzipm12.exe?
No, we would not remove this file.