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What is lmabcoms.exe?

Part of Printer Communication System

What is it?

This is the Lexmark Printer Communication System, which is the Lexmark printer uses to communicate with the printer to the Windows PC using various printing protocols including PostScript and ASCII. The Printer Communication System uses bidirectional printer communication between the print subsystem and the printer which is essential for the autoconfiguration of printers.
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How does lmabcoms.exe run?

Service - lmabcoms.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'lmab_device' (lmab_device). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. lmab_device runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the lmabcoms.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of lmabcoms.exe users, 34.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is lmabcoms.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU167.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.72 MB RAM17.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Printer Communication System?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: lmabcoms.exe
Name: Printer Communication System
Description: Printer Communication System
Size: 1020.5 KB
Original file name: GN__coms.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000399916%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000232888%
User CPU: 0.00001670283348%
Privileged CPU time: 70.2 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 465,106,866
CPU cycle count /min: 536,973
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 58.34 MB
Peak committed memory: 77.7 MB
Paged memory: 3.72 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.21 MB
Paged system memory: 102.69 KB
Non-paged system memory: 8.22 KB
Working set memory: 5.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.59 MB
Min working set memory: 5.28 MB
Private memory: 3.72 MB
Page faults: 6,154
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 2.81 KB
Read transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 122 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 406
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.9 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Handle count average: 89
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Windows\system32\LMabcoms.exe -service

Service details

Name: lmab_device
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 518353637eaf83fec01140f53978befd
SHA-1: fb53c6cc1bbddb139f62db1c0d148822ff6c4969
SHA-256: 6c20cc2012271db2de16d4b7e136715b7559c712a8403edeb870f52a0dbdc92a

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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