What is Keygen.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 Keygen.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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Keygen.exe file information

The process known as Tclkit, a standalone runtime for Tcl/Tk or Adobe Photoshop (version CS4 KeyGen [RkChimaira]) or DivX6kg MFC Application or Protect any EXE or KGTemplate MFC Application

belongs to software Windows Update or DivX6kg Application or BitLord or Adobe Photoshop (version CS4 KeyGen [RkChimaira]) or Tclkit 8.5 for Windows or OK-mv05081988fr or Install or KGTemplate Application

by Salfeld Computer ( or Equi4 Software.

Description: Keygen.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The Keygen.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 44,544 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 193,024 bytes and 9 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify Keygen.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Keygen.exe, for example Trojan-Dropper.Win32.VB.ayxa (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.ADH or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the Keygen.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

Adware ...
stops antivirus from working, disable task manager, disable run option, change host files
T-Online Security Package
bad news pword/keystroke stealer, use AVG 2 fix
  Marvin Shepherd  
register fscaller

It caused a repetative very annoying Windows - No disk error everytime I connected my Ipod
Gemini Control Center
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advanced password retriever- trial version 7.4.11
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Keygen.exe: based on 17 votes with 11 user comments. 7 users think Keygen.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 5 users think Keygen.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade Keygen.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Keygen issues

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