What is keyacc32.exe?

The genuine keyacc32.exe file is a software component of Key Access by Sassafras Software.
This application is the client console for Key Access by Sassafras Software. It monitors licensing and keys for associated workstations on a network through the K2 KeyAuditor software. It tracks software inventory on workstations and provides you feedback, as well as providing hotfix options for your software library in one console.

KeyAcc32 stands for Key Access for Windows 32 bit

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 keyacc32.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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Keyacc32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with keyacc32
Keyacc32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as KeyAccess for Windows (version (32-bit)) belongs to software Sassafras (version K2 Client, K2) or KeyServer Package by Sassafras Software (

Description: Keyacc32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Keyacc32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 331,776 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 471,040 bytes and 13 more variants. 
Keyacc32.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Keyacc32.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program Sassafras K2 Client or KeyServer Package using Windows Control Panel
  2) ask for help from Support.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as keyacc32.exe. Therefore, you should check the keyacc32.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

KeyAccess. It's necessary to get the license to use the programs that use KeyAccess
I administer a Key Server. This file is the client for the Keyserver software license manager.
  Alan Hebert   (further information)
it allows you to run windows programs on a network of computers

Summary: Average user rating of keyacc32.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. 4 users think keyacc32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving keyacc32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with keyacc32. 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 keyacc32.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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