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What is hpzipm12.exe?

Part of HP PML by HP

What is it?

HP PML is a protocol that allows many applications to exchange device management information with many printers. PML is an object oriented request-reply protocol which supports asynchronous printer query, control, and monitor capabilities.
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How does hpzipm12.exe run?

Service - hpzipm12.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pml Driver HPZ12' (Pml Driver HPZ12). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Pml Driver HPZ12 runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the hpzipm12.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of hpzipm12.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is hpzipm12.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00002% CPU243.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     730 KB RAM3.3%
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.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of HP PML?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by HP PML.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: hpzipm12.exe
Publisher: HP
Name: HP PML
Description: PML Driver
Version: 7, 0, 0, 0
Size: 64.25 KB
Original file name: PmlDrv.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000614825%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000370969%
User CPU: 0.00002438560811%
Privileged CPU time: 17789.06 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 15.57 MB
Peak committed memory: 15.57 MB
Paged memory: 730 KB
Peak paged memory: 730 KB
Paged system memory: 26.27 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.91 KB
Working set memory: 310 KB
Peak working set memory: 2.74 MB
Min working set memory: 230 KB
Private memory: 730 KB
Page faults: 1,322
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 87 Bytes
Read transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 16 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 262,719
Other operations /min: 30
Total other transfer: 41.28 MB
Other Transfer /min: 4.81 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 3
Handle count average: 48
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command

Service details

Name: Pml Driver HPZ12
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 5c1cadd1cb67c0b9d8a84ec6e4d6b5cc
SHA-1: 55a5f9d84661ce988e9dff59a1dbcc53ec53fb6d
SHA-256: 33fda381846b5e3bdc17f726c512a60a9fec0d40bece3d13712e87459fc8f4c2

PE image details

File entropy: 5.67193
File packed: No
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