What is kbdap32a.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 kbdap32a.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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Kbdap32a.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with kbdap32a
Kbdap32a.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Multi-Media Keyboard Application belongs to software Labtec Media Keyboard or Multimedia keyboard utility or Belkin Keyboard or Micro Innovations Wireless or Office Keyboard or MultiMedia Keyboard or Muiltmedia keyboard utility by unknown.

Description: Kbdap32a.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Kbdap32a.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 387,584 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 395,264 bytes and 11 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no description of the program. The kbdap32a.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. Kbdap32a.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with kbdap32a.exe, you can remove the entire program Labtec Media Keyboard or Labtec Desktop using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as kbdap32a.exe. Therefore, you should check the kbdap32a.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

keyboard drivers
  potty dj  
Keyboard driver for Thyphoon wirelesss Keyboard
  Ronnie D  
used for wireless keyboard and mice web keyboards.
  Andrew Anderson  
Used for Labtec keyboard
used for Labtec wireless keyboard
  Original Soul Assassin  
labtec driver
It's software to control the special little keys on keyboards, like volume control for the PC... the one i got is from a company called micro innovations and i got it from wal-mart
Multimedia PS/2 Keyboard Driver Program -- After you install the driver, it is not necessary to run this program for keyboard functions. It is a seperate 'tweaking' program, and it also displays annoying little pop-ups when you adjust volume etc.
  Kendrick C.   (further information)
comes with labtec keyboard
  vivian wienholds  
Used by Belkin Multimedia wireless keyboard and mouse - have stopped it runing and system goes quicker!

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Summary: Average user rating of kbdap32a.exe: based on 15 votes with 11 user comments. 14 users think kbdap32a.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade kbdap32a.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving kbdap32a issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with kbdap32a. 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 kbdap32a.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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