How to remove an hkss error
The free file information forum can help you determine if hkss.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.
Hkss.exe file information
Description: The file hkss.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 192,512 bytes.
The program is not visible. Hkss.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 99% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can also uninstall Compaq HotKey Support Software software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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External information from Paul Collins:
- "hkss" can run at start up. Compaq HotKey Support - multimedia keyboard support
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hkss.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hkss.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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