What is CPQHKey.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 CPQHKey.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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CPQHKey.exe file information

The process known as Chicony Wireless Driver or Chicony Multimedia Driver belongs to software Chicony Wireless Driver or Chicony Multimedia Driver by Chicony (

Description: CPQHKey.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The CPQHKey.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,751,296 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 510,976 bytes. 
CPQHKey.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). CPQHKey.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

This is a drive for the COMPAQ Wireles Key Board and Mouse

Summary: Average user rating of CPQHKey.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks CPQHKey.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving CPQHKey issues

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