How to Remove the Epson Port Handler

By Bennett Gavrish

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.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or later

Step 1

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

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.