What is akl_svc.exe?

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 akl_svc.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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Akl_svc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with akl_svc
Akl_svc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Anti-Keylogger Service or PrivacyKeyboard Service belongs to software Anti-Keylogger or PrivacyKeyboard by Global Information Technology (UK).

Description: Akl_svc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Akl_svc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 59,904 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 64,320 bytes or 66,768 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with akl_svc.exe occur, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Anti-keylogger (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) go to the software publisher,, for advice.

Recommended: Identify akl_svc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as akl_svc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the akl_svc.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.


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Best practices for resolving akl_svc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with akl_svc. 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 akl_svc.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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