What is dellmmkb.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 dellmmkb.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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Dellmmkb.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dellmmkb
Dellmmkb.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Netropa™ Hot Key belongs to software Netropa Hot Key by Netropa (

Description: Dellmmkb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dellmmkb.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 163,840 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Dellmmkb.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as dellmmkb.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the dellmmkb.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

Dell Computers with Media keys need this for the Media keys to function
  Adam Koenigsberg  
takes a lot of processor on my comp. my keyboard doesnt even have media keys

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Summary: Average user rating of dellmmkb.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments. 5 users think dellmmkb.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving dellmmkb issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dellmmkb. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the dellmmkb.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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