How to Remove the Epson Port Handler

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You can remove the Epson port handler using the command prompt tool.

When you install Epson printer software on your computer to work with an inkjet printer, the program automatically adds a service known as the Epson port handler. The Epson port handler is used for some advanced printer configuration, and sometimes you will see it running as a background task. If you no longer use Epson printers on your computer, you can manually remote the Epson port handler service.


Step 1

Log on to your PC computer with an administrator user name and password.

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Step 2

Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" key at the same time.

Step 3

Type "cmd" into the pop-up window and then click "OK" to launch the command prompt utility.


Step 4

Type "sc delete "Epsonph" into the blank command prompt window.


Step 5

Hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard to run the command.

Step 6

Restart your computer. The Epson port handler service will now be removed and will no longer run in the background.

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