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What’s lpremove.exe (MUI Language pack cleanup)? Is it safe or a virus?

lpremove.exe is a command-line utility developed by Microsoft Windows that is used to remove a printer driver package from the driver store.

This tool is particularly useful when a printer driver needs to be uninstalled or replaced with a newer version. When executed, lpremove.exe removes the specified driver package from the system, including any associated files and registry entries, to ensure a clean removal of the printer driver.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes lpremove.exe (MUI Language pack cleanup)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of lpremove.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Is lpremove.exe safe or a virus?

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the lpremove.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find lpremove.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 9, 2024

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