What is FnKeyHook.exe?

The genuine FnKeyHook.exe file is a software component of Toshiba Accessibility by Toshiba.
FnKeyHook.exe is the process that runs the Toshiba Function Key Accessibility program. Using this Toshiba Accessibility enables the user to make the Fn key a sticky key. Once enabled, the user can press the Fn key once, release it, and then press a function key to activate a Fn + Fx hot key combination (for example: Fn + F1 to zoom the display, etc.) This feature turns a two handed operation into a one handed operation. The Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese conglomerate who primary focus involves engineering and electronics. Toshiba was founded in 1938 as the Tokyo Shibaura Electric K.K. as two companies, Shibaura Seisaku-sho (founded in 1875) and Tokyo Denki (founded in 1890), merged together. The company name was officially changed to Toshiba Corporation in 1978. By 2010, Toshiba had become the world's fifth-largest personal computer vendor.

FnKeyHook stands for Toshiba Accessibility Function Key Hook

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 FnKeyHook.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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FnKeyHook.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with FnKeyHook
FnKeyHook.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TOSHIBA Accessibility Hotkey Hook or Intel® powered classmate PC Device Control Package belongs to software Intel® powered classmate PC Device Control or Intel® Learning Series On Screen by TOSHIBA ( or Intel (

Description: FnKeyHook.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. FnKeyHook.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,576 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 114,688 bytes, 115,712 bytes, 73,728 bytes or 77,824 bytes. 
There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. FnKeyHook.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall Intel(R) Learning Series On Screen or TOSHIBA Accessibility from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program or consult's Customer Service for advice.

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

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