What is KbdDrv.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 KbdDrv.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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KbdDrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with KbdDrv
KbdDrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Multimedia Keyboard Driver or Remote O (version OA3IDo) by unknown.

Description: KbdDrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KbdDrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 367,104 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 366,080 bytes, 348,160 bytes or 350,720 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. There is no description of the program. The KbdDrv.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software Multimedia Keyboard Driver using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify KbdDrv.exe related errors

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

I use an enhanced keyboard and this was the mini-CD driver supplier with the keyboard.
Treiber für Multimedia Keyboard Typhoon Illuminated
  Frank Mohnhaupt  
it uses up all the memory of my wife's computer. I have to Cont/Alt/Del then stop the process so she can do anything on her machine. this si a pain. Hope I can get rid of it.
  Norm Worthy  
It is a process for Multimedia Keybord driver. I checked it by closing and opening the program, and the process also dissapeared. The driver installed is from a mini CD-driver for MOEDECOM keyboard.

Summary: Average user rating of KbdDrv.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think KbdDrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving KbdDrv issues

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