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How to remove an hkcmd error


Hkcmd.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if hkcmd.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Hkcmd.exe file information

The process known as hkcmd Module or baba belongs to software Intel® Common User Interface or Intel Poulsbo Drivers for Windows NT or Intel® LDDM Ultra Mobile Media or SgqZZMNn or Intel R Common User Interface by Intel (www.intel.com) or BABA.

Description: hkcmd.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 77,824 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 126,976 bytes and 141 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/hkcmd.exe.html 
Hkcmd.exe is not a Windows system file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program has no visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with hkcmd.exe, you can remove the entire program PHP or Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator using Windows Control Panel.

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If hkcmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 743,936 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 114,688 bytes. The program is not visible. Hkcmd.exe is not a Windows system file. Hkcmd.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
In the event of any problems with hkcmd.exe, you can remove the entire program Adobe Acrobat using Windows Control Panel.

If hkcmd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 55% dangerous. The file size is 420,239 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 340,002 bytes. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Hkcmd.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "hkcmd" can run at start up. Installed by the Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. If you want the Ctrl+Alt+F12 or similar keypresses to access Intel's customised graphics properties, you need it, otherwise not. Can be disabled via the Display Properties in Control Panel
  • "HotKeysCmds" can run at start up. Installed by the Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. If you want the Ctrl+Alt+F12 or similar keypresses to access Intel's customised graphics properties, you need it, otherwise not. Can be disabled via Control Panel -> Display Properties

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hkcmd.exe, for example Program:Win32/CoinMiner or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Unruy.C (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Gen.2 or WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the hkcmd.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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User Comments

Possibly glitchy Intel program, little use. Removal suggested if your computer is having problems, or if you're suspicious of suspicious programs.
  Katrina  
Stop Complaining about your wndow 95s My Windows 7 Starter NETBOOK it uses only 116K and is 3 from the bottom.
  bobherry  
hkcmd Module/ hkcm.exe is NOT dangerous - its a software component (applet) in some versions of INTEL's graphics chipset - allows configuration of hot-key cmd. Its not a virus, spyware, malware or key logger. Its not a driver (but its a part of the graphics driver) & its not linked to any browser. Its useful to those who WANT to use it but its not necessary to run your OS. FYI-ALL viruses can be named ANYTHING ok? You should only have ONE the correct location is Windows/System32/hkcmd.exe. If you have more than 1 then yes its probably a virus. If you have only 1 & still have problems its likely because you incorrectly changed a setting on your pc. If its sucking up all your RAM its NOT a BUG, its due to NOT having enough RAM so get more. You can disable it in either CP/GMA Driver or msconfig/startup. NEVER delete it or attempt to disable it in your REGISTRY. Do NOT listen to D. Davidson who said delete System32 folder....outrageous misinformation
  Grafik Soup Girl  
Intel Graphic Driver hotkey
  code_war_509  
H hot K key CMD command. right click on the desktop, choose properties or graphics properties or what ever, settings, advanced, the intel tab, the graphics button from there. then uncheck the box. its just enables a few keyboard codes that either bring you to that menu, or about there, and spin you display. no reason to not turn it off in msconfig or uncheck the box.
   
Go to task manager and see properties of this one, if it has some strange Product descriptions like writings on strange language or words letters without meaning DISABLE IT!!!! it is a spyware
  Gojko  
I use my computer mostly for gaming thus I'm afraid to turn this "function" off as I'm afraid it my mess with my awesome gaming graphics.
  JTnVirginia  
Uses 100% system resources. Kick it to the curb fast.
  Nosferatu*  
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Summary: Average user rating of hkcmd.exe: based on 252 votes with 9 reviews.
102 users think hkcmd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 17 users think it's probably harmless. 56 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 32 users suspect danger. 45 users think hkcmd.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 27 users don't grade hkcmd.exe ("not sure about it").


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