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What is Keygen.exe?

Keygen.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Keygen.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


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 Internet Download Manager Application (IDM) or KGTemplate MFC Application

belongs to software Install or BitLord or Windows Update or System Control Panel or DivX6kg Application or Internet Download Manager (IDM) or Adobe Photoshop (version CS4 KeyGen [RkChimaira]) or Tclkit 8.5 for Windows

by Salfeld Computer (www.salfeld.com) or Internet Download Manager Corp., Tonec or Equi4 Software.

Description: Keygen.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Keygen.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 32,768 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 53,760 bytes and 12 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/keygen.exe.html 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows core file. Keygen.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with Keygen.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > BitLord or Microsoft Office Visio).

Recommended: Identify Keygen.exe related errors

If Keygen.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 44,544 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 193,024 bytes and 9 more variants. The Keygen.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software has no file description. The program has a visible window. Keygen.exe is able to record inputs.

If Keygen.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 24,576 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 28,672 bytes. There is no file information. Keygen.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Keygen.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

If Keygen.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 1,879,006 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 47,357 bytes.

If Keygen.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 137,216 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 40,448 bytes.

If Keygen.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 77,824 bytes.

If Keygen.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 24,576 bytes.

If Keygen.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 52,224 bytes.

If Keygen.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 401,933 bytes.

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.



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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
  Alex  
Gemini Control Center
   
corel videostudio pro x3
   
advanced password retriever- trial version 7.4.11
   
advance password retriever ver 7.4.11
  Arun  

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Summary: Average user rating of Keygen.exe: based on 15 votes with 11 user comments.
6 users think Keygen.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks 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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