What is KLayMgr.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 KLayMgr.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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KLayMgr.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with KLayMgr
KLayMgr.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as KLayMgr belongs to software Chicony Keyboard Layout Management by Chicony (

Description: KLayMgr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KLayMgr.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). KLayMgr.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with KLayMgr.exe, you may also do the following:
  • search the support area on the HP website
  • update the program
  • uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHP USB Smart Card Keyboard

Recommended: Identify KLayMgr.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KLayMgr.exe. Therefore, you should check the KLayMgr.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

Seems like a malware
  Tommy Lee   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of KLayMgr.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving KLayMgr issues

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