What is k2server.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 k2server.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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K2server.exe file information

The process known as Verity K2 Toolkit belongs to software Adobe ColdFusion (version 8) or Macromedia ColdFusion (version MX 7) by Verity (

Description: K2server.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. K2server.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,019,084 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 3,040,496 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 or Adobe ColdFusion 8 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, visit the vendor’s support site or find out if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify k2server.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as k2server.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the k2server.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

k2server.exe is a key component of Verity/Autonomy K2a a text-indexing product. Would only be dangerous if the file is infected by some other program
  Richard B.  
Maybe Virus, UNLESS you are running a local Coldfusion MX server. In Windows the ColdFusion MX 7 Verity Search Server service manages and controls configuration and services of a Verity K2 domain. This service starts three processes: k2server.exe, k2index.exe, and k2admin.exe
This is Verity K2 - an indexing and search product. It is also bundled with ColdFusion versions from 4.5 to 8.
  Thomas Widman   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of k2server.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think k2server.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving k2server issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with k2server. 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 k2server.exe 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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