What is lexpps.exe? Should I remove it?
lexpps.exe is the file that usually is launching processes and triggering applications
lexpps.exe is the process launching piece that normally should be related to printing or scanning software on the machine. This file is a part of drivers for printers, published by Lexmark International company. It is used in the network to access the printer from the remote computers. This process can cause system errors, but if you use the printer in the network, you have to keep this process running. However, due to common file types, malicious actors can use this piece to mask the malware processes.
|Type||Executable file used by the printer software|
|Possible issues||It can be related to particular issues of the system performance, but sometimes even used by malware due to the common type of file|
|Removal||Removing the legitimate file can cause issues, so run anti-malware tool to make sure that this is the dangerous file before deleting it|
|Repair||Running the RestoroIntego or a similar tool can help fix system file issues|
Such functionality of the printer driver is useful in corporative networks, offices, and small networks. However, even if your computer is not connected to such a network or you do not want to share your printer, the lexpps.exe process runs by default on every system startup.
Sometimes it causes problems and system errors, under some environments it runs itself as a server application and may cause system instability. In such cases and if you don't want to share your printer, it is recommended to disable the lexpps.exe process and prevent it from starting automatically.