The genuine KeyFinder.exe file is a software component of MyKeyFinder by Abelssoft. MyKeyFinder scans various locations on your computer to extract serial numbers used to register your software. Starting with your registry and including several other locations, MyKeyFinder tracks and catalogs all of your serial numbers and outputs them to your preferred file format. This includes the ability to automatically print your serials directly upon scan completion. Abelssoft was founded in 1994 and is based in Germany.
KeyFinder stands for My Key Finder
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 KeyFinder.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.
Description: KeyFinder.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KeyFinder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,352,920 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,163,168 bytes or 272,357 bytes.
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. KeyFinder.exe is digitally signed. KeyFinder.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous.
If problems with KeyFinder.exe come up, you can also do the following:
Recommended: Identify KeyFinder.exe related errors
If KeyFinder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 262,727 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 272,357 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The KeyFinder.exe file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KeyFinder.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.RAS.g (detected by Kaspersky), and HackTool:Win32/Keydump (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the KeyFinder.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with KeyFinder. 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 KeyFinder.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.