What is 000StTHK.exe?

The genuine 000StTHK.exe file is a software component of TOSHIBA Hotkey Utility by Toshiba.
"000StTHK.exe" is a Windows executable known as Toshiba HotKey monitor that is part of the Toshiba HotKey service. The file allows custom settings and actions for specific hotkey responses. It accepts and records user simplified configurations for hotkey settings to add convenient actions like switching display modes, opening the media player, toggling windows, etc. Hotkeys can include Fn-Esc, Fn-F1, Fn-F2, etc. The file is included with many Toshiba laptops and other computer systems by the company. Toshiba was founded in 1939 and was officially named Tokyo Shibaura Electric K.K. and later became Toshiba Corporation in 1978. In the early phases, the company began purchasing several companies and later evolved into a leader in home and commercial electronic devices that includes laptops, medical equipment, televisions, radios, media players, audio equipment, and tons more.

000StTHk stands for 000 Startup Toshiba Hotkey

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the 000StTHK.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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000StTHK.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with 000StTHK
000StTHK.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The 000StTHK.exe process contains no information about its author.

Description: 000StTHK.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The 000StTHK.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 24,576 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). 000StTHK.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as 000StTHK.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the 000StTHK.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Toshiba laptop startup file
  jay herman  
Toshiba Hot key functionality for the function keys (Fn-Esc, Fn-F1 (lock), Fn-F2, Fn-F3, Fn-F4, Fn-F5 (switching between laptop and CRT display output), etc...)
  B. Eilers   (further information)
I believe that this key is related to the start up of the touched screen function in some toshiba lap tops
Tohiba Notebooks. Not critical, but don't disable
  Kisara to be found in c:\Windows\system32\

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Summary: Average user rating of 000StTHK.exe: based on 9 votes with 6 user comments. 7 users think 000StTHK.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving 000StTHK issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with 000StTHK. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the 000StTHK.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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