What is flashksk.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 flashksk.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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Flashksk.exe file information

The process belongs to software SK_Adobe_Acrobat_BGxx by unknown.

Description: Flashksk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Flashksk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 274,432 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 262,144 bytes, 299,008 bytes, 286,720 bytes or 290,816 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Flashksk.exe is not a Windows core file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Flashksk.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could completely remove SK_Adobe_Acrobat_BGxx (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

exe used for detection of SanDisk media readers
  Spyderman X  
this makes sence. I do have a sandisk reader that i don't use anymore. i guess the software is still on my computer.
Automatic detection of Usb Media Readers (SanDisk/Sitecom/Etc)
Makes sense, I also have the SanDisk Media reader
San disk media readers, i have too
I have a SanDisk reader attached to my system.
  Andy Tidnits  
SanDisk flash card reader file
I also have a SanDisk Flash Reader
This appeared after I installed usb cf-card reader.
I have an San Disk that I haven't used for al while it makes sense
I have this file also, and a san disk usb reader too

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Summary: Average user rating of flashksk.exe: based on 12 votes with 11 user comments. 11 users think flashksk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving flashksk issues

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