What is AntiKeyloggerShield.exe?

The genuine AntiKeyloggerShield.exe file is a software component of Anti Keylogger Shield by Amic Tools.
AntiKeyloggerShield.exe is an executable file that runs the Anti Keylogger Shield program, a security tool that protects systems from keyloggers. This file is not a critical Windows component and can be removed if known to create problems. Anti Keylogger Shield runs silently in the background from the system tray. It works by recognizing changes made in system processes that are exploited by keyloggers. Keyloggers record everything a user inputs through the keyboard, including confidential information that enters documents, emails, user names and passwords. The program can then either send this information over the Internet to a specified address or store it on the same computer in a secret location to be retrieved later. Amic Tools is a Romanian company that develops security and backup software for the Windows platform. The company was founded by Claudiu Tars and Alexandru Marias and is headquartered in Targu Jiu, Romania.

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 AntiKeyloggerShield.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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AntiKeyloggerShield.exe file information

The process known as Anti Keylogger Shield (version v3.0) appears to belong to software Anti Keylogger Shield by Amic Tools (

Description: AntiKeyloggerShield.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AntiKeyloggerShield.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 733,184 bytes (72% of all occurrences) or 1,414,656 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. There is no information about the author of the file. The AntiKeyloggerShield.exe file is not a Windows system file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. AntiKeyloggerShield.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) completely remove Anti Keylogger Shield (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) consult Amictools’s Customer Service
  3) check if there is a newer version available.

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If AntiKeyloggerShield.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 1,414,656 bytes. The program has a visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is a file with no information about its developer. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. It is not a Windows system file. AntiKeyloggerShield.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: You can completely remove Anti Keylogger Shield (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AntiKeyloggerShield.exe. Therefore, you should check the AntiKeyloggerShield.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 AntiKeyloggerShield issues

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