What is Keyboard.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 Keyboard.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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Keyboard.exe file information

The process known as Global belongs to software Labtec Keyboard-Desktop Software or xxx by unknown.

Description: Keyboard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Keyboard.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 225,280 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 294,912 bytes or 286,720 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Keyboard.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous.

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If Keyboard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 36,864 bytes. There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run).

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with Keyboard.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Labtec Keyboard-Desktop Software (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Keyboard.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example WORM_OTORUN.SMIC (detected by TrendMicro), and Worm:Win32/Autorun.CH (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the Keyboard.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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Best practices for resolving Keyboard issues

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