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: 29 March 2008 at 12:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 HP Executable 5aa7c63c6057641b
0d241aa07b6f4146
342ff2ac
18615fabe79bc0ff
63f475be9e2ba2ee
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 10, 1, 1,
5
10, 1, 1,
5
Slovakia N/A
2 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
3 HP Executable 6eb91eacc9b33ab2
90746c00b0c92e11
1651ed6c
7b8e476d56c11213
486576ff30ed7cb8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.AE
No 7, 0, 0, 0 7, 0, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
4 HP Executable 44fe170243b93454
0df6ee2f088d9581
cef4afdb
9566357cfe97a83d
ccf368a83d585f68
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 10, 1, 1,
5
10, 1, 1,
5
Russian Federation N/A
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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 7b8601e03dbcf4fb
dae199b9aa5b0730
6983f02c
05ac047972f69d10
329690e16a5d2ddc
No 7, 0, 5, 0 7, 0, 5, 0 Australia
2 HP Executable 57b5b645ef8c68ea
290e109155f4f295
671286e0
b489e534d30f95c6
240c7fb6c9bf9ec5
No 10, 1, 0,
2
10, 1, 0,
2
United States
3 HP Executable 55a5f9d84661ce98
8e9dff59a1dbcc53
ec53fb6d
5c1cadd1cb67c0b9
d8a84ec6e4d6b5cc
No 7, 0, 0, 0 7, 0, 0, 0 Internal Submission
4 HP Executable cf6cda2cf27b485d
8eaf4f9bb1b89ed4
5e171ab0
67c4b32a2d107862
df0e3346aadda86e
No 4, 5, 0,
802
4, 5, 0,
802
Australia
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