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What is KBFiltr.exe?

The genuine KBFiltr.exe file is a software component of ATK Hotkey Utility by ASUS.
ASUS ATK Hotkey Utility is a program that lets users modify the behaviour of keyboard function keys. KBFiltr.exe runs processes necessary for the optimal functioning of the ASUS ATK Hotkey Utility. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The ATK Hotkey Utility comes preinstalled on certain laptops manufactured by ASUS. The program enables users to change the behaviour of the keyboard's function (FN) keys, and even allows a combination of keypresses to trigger certain actions. This program usually runs as a background service and is run at system startup. ASUS is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. ASUS was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

KbFiltr stands for Keyboard Filter Application

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 KBFiltr.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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KBFiltr.exe file information

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

The process known as KBFiltr Application belongs to software ATK Package or KBFiltr Application or ATK Hotkey by ASUS (www.asus.com) or ASUSTek Computer (www.asus.com).

Description: KBFiltr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KBFiltr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 77,824 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 106,496 bytes, 113,312 bytes or 113,208 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/kbfiltr.exe.html 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. KBFiltr.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with ATK Package or ATK Hotkey occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel or go to the support area of the Asus website.

Recommended: Identify KBFiltr.exe related errors

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

Diese Datei gehört zu ASUS ATK Hotkey
  Manowar  
Its a file used for Asus laptop's. Located in C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Hotkey
  Eqiz  
kbfiltr.exe is part of KBFiltr Application.
  James  
Part of Asus's laptop drivers. Can be downloaded direct from them. It's under Utilities.
  Kyle   (further information)
It's a file for ASUS laptops. I just checked, through this address: C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Package\. You'll find most common unknown processes, such as KBFiltr, WDC and more!
  George  
Not normally required for Windows Operation. However, for those who use ASUS and use hotkey operations, it is highly recommended that you maintain this file.
  Mike  

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Summary: Average user rating of KBFiltr.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments. 3 users think KBFiltr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.


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Best practices for resolving KBFiltr issues

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