What is KLayMgr.exe?

The genuine KLayMgr.exe file is a software component of Chicony Keyboard Layout Manager by Chicony.
The Chicony Keyboard Layout Manager is a key-mapping utility useful for modifying the layout of the keyboard. KLayMgr.exe runs the Chicony Keyboard Layout Manager. This is not an essential process for Windows and can be disabled if known to create problems. The Chicony Keyboard Layout Manager is a program that is pre-installed on certain desktop and laptop computers. The program offers extended functionality to hardware buttons supported through the HID (human interface device) such as a keyboard. The program can be used to modify the keyboard layout and save modified layouts to user-profiles. Chicony is a Taiwanese company that designs and develops electronic components for numerous original equipment manufacturers. The company is best known for its motherboards designed for notebooks and personal computers. Chicony also manufactures mobile and desktop keyboards, and integrated digital cameras for desktops for clients such as Dropcam, HP, GoPro, Google and Lenovo. The company was founded in 1983 and is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

KLayMgr stands for Chicony Keyboard Layout Manager

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

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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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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