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What is KeNotify.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 KeNotify.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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KeNotify.exe file information

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

The process known as KeNotify MFC Application belongs to software TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support or TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility or KeNotify Application or TOSHIBA Supervisor Password by TOSHIBA CORPORATION (www.toshiba.com) or Compal Electronics (www.compal.com).

Description: KeNotify.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KeNotify.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 34,352 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 34,160 bytes, 34,088 bytes, 111,984 bytes or 35,440 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/kenotify.exe.html 
The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. KeNotify.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you have any problems with KeNotify.exe, you may want to remove the entire program TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support Utility or TOSHIBA Flash Cards Support using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify KeNotify.exe related errors

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

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This program is responsible for the Toshiba LapTop Help 'FlashCards' utility that sits at the top of the screen giving easy access to the 'F keys' alternative functions such as Lock,Power Mode,Sleep etc.
  Dennis   (further information)
KeNotify.exe is part of the Toshiba Flash Cards Support Utility
  Nancy  

Summary: Average user rating of KeNotify.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks KeNotify.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving KeNotify issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KeNotify. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 KeNotify.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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