What is kbdhid?

Kbdhid.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if kbdhid.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Kbdhid.sys file information

The process known as HID Mouse Filter Driver or HID Keyboard Filter Driver belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows or Besturingssysteem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: Kbdhid.sys is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The kbdhid.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,848 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 14,592 bytes, 14,720 bytes or 15,872 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The file is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. There is no detailed description of this service. kbdhid.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify kbdhid.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as kbdhid.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the kbdhid.sys 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 never saw it when I first got my laptop but then I saw the I.P and found out it was a person that is trying to send trojans
Microsoft keyboard HID driver file.
  Ken   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of kbdhid.sys: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks kbdhid.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks kbdhid.sys is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving kbdhid issues

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