How to remove an keyhook error
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Keyhook.exe file information
The process known as SiS Compatible Super VGA Keyboard Daemon belongs to software SiS Compatible Super VGA Keyboard Daemon or Launch Manager or Control Volume by Silicon Integrated Systems (www.sis.com).
Description: The file keyhook.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 (common is C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\ACER\Launch Manager\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 249,856 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes and 8 more variants.
File keyhook.exe is not a Windows core file. Program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. File keyhook.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. keyhook.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If keyhook.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 97% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes.
The program has no file description. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The file is able to record keyboard inputs.
In case of any problems with keyhook.exe, you can also completely remove Launch Manager or Control Volume (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
External information from Paul Collins:
- "SiS Windows KeyHook" can run at start up. SIS graphics cards related: "Super VGA Keyboard Daemon" - hooks into the keyboard processing chain in order to enable hotkey settings
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as keyhook.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the keyhook.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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