The HP Forum wrote:
Re: Why does the HPNetworkCommunicator.exe process start and stop all the time?
01-11-2012 03:52 PM
here is the work around
(the experience changes are that a scan is easiest to run from your PC and ink alerts happen when you print
(not anytime - like when a family member runs you out of ink)
Try disabling the scan activation by following the steps below:
1. Open the HP software by clicking on the desktop icon or by opening it from the programs folder HP>Product>
2. Navigate to the Heading Scanner Actions in the software and click on the link titled Manage Scan to Computer
3. Disable the activation and uncheck the box to automatically restart the activation when you log back in.
Keep the scan deactivated unless you need to scan, at which time simply enable the activation by reversing the steps above.
Set ink alerts to show only when you print if it is not already. To do this, open the HP software and click on estimated ink levels.
The printer toolbox appears - Select the advanced settings tab
On the advanced settings tab, make sure the default is set to 'Only show me ink alerts when I print'. Let me know if that has any impact