What is fwkbdrtm?

Fwkbdrtm.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if fwkbdrtm.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Fwkbdrtm.sys file information

The process known as fwkbdrtm or Siemens Keyboard Filter Driver belongs to software SIMATIC WinCC flexible Runtime or Windows® Win (version 7 DDK driver) by Siemens AG ( or Windows® Win (version 7 DDK provider).

Description: Fwkbdrtm.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fwkbdrtm.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,976 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 5,632 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. Fwkbdrtm.sys is a keyboard driver, can record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with fwkbdrtm.sys, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramSIMATIC WinCC flexible Runtime.

Recommended: Identify fwkbdrtm.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as fwkbdrtm.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the fwkbdrtm.sys 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

Siemens WinCCFlexible RT File
  Fischer Robert   (further information)
Die Datei gehört zu einer Programmierumgebung für SIMATIC HMI-Geräte und wird von der Runtime bei WinCC und WinCCflexible benötigt. Diese Datei ist ein virtueller Tastaturtreiber um Eingaben der Runtime zu verarbeiten.
  J. Friedrich  
Ist ein Bestandteil von WinCC Flex von Siemens

Summary: Average user rating of fwkbdrtm.sys: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving fwkbdrtm issues

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