How to Remove “HPZipm12.exe”

What is HPZipm12.exe?

HPZipm12.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as PML Driver. It belongs to software HP PML and was developed by HP.  It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as HPZipm12.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with HPZipm12.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with HPZipm12.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the HPZipm12.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the HPZipm12.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32  files then the system is not affected by HPZipm12.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by HPZipm12.exe malware.

How to remove HPZipm12.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing HPZipm12.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove HPZipm12.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2011 at 12:50 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 HP Executable 14f398a93c723e10
7f0d6a8b3cc76fcb
1b1e23bc
6afd6dbfcd72a70e
7cbe627b13828340
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.~UL
No 6, 0, 0, 0 6, 0, 0, 0 United States N/A
2 HP Executable 03dd2add59f00065
5f4a64fbf29cd0ab
a83d7c5c
f7ad0ee515e088a6
ecb3d0c30eee49c7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 8, 0, 0, 0 8, 0, 0, 0 France N/A
3 HP Executable c74c542763d34b8a
b1e6e75875f7933f
dfc5479a
b1360484efc0dd9e
461ea82920391bb6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7, 0, 0, 0 7, 0, 0, 0 United States N/A
4 HP Executable 21b3343d879f9633
e1273621c47add1f
60d2aa53
af21fa308653d8d0
6d647aac3c978c17
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5, 0, 5, 3 5, 0, 5, 3 Morocco N/A
Display 4 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 2:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 HP Executable 01842e4ed202c373
6bc1b6c5160cd7a7
c129db26
2d091a99624fb9e7
eef0a86d872ec0c3
No 10, 1, 1,
6
10, 1, 1,
6
Czech Republic
2 HP Executable 7b8601e03dbcf4fb
dae199b9aa5b0730
6983f02c
05ac047972f69d10
329690e16a5d2ddc
No 7, 0, 5, 0 7, 0, 5, 0 10.224.1.22/32
3 HP Executable fdc37ab1558881de
5c444e9a7f560a5b
5c5a04d2
9d84376931440f36
79beef2a414fa493
No 9, 0, 0, 0 9, 0, 0, 0 Internal Submission
4 HP Executable f62182e439a8ba7b
3f61fb4c9715258b
4b6ae65f
f9d3bb81bdf8b279
e1f37282cd52a9b5
No 7, 0, 5, 0 7, 0, 5, 0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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