What is KMaestro.exe?

The genuine KMaestro.exe file is a software component of BTC Kmaestro by BTC.
A configuration and driver software program for multimedia keyboards. Theprogram does not form part of the operating system, executes in the background and can only be stopped from running through Windows Task Manager. Malicious variants have been detected as the program is capable of logging keystrokes and monitoring applications.

KMaestro stands for KeyMaestro main program

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 KMaestro.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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KMaestro.exe file information

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

The process known as KeyMaestro main program belongs to software BTC Kmaestro or Visual Basic .NET (version 2003 SBS) or Win AVI HelixSDK or KeyMaestro main program by BTC ( or Kmaestro.

Description: KMaestro.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. KMaestro.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 245,760 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 237,568 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The KMaestro.exe file is not a Windows system file. The KMaestro.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). KMaestro.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with KMaestro.exe, you can completely remove Visual Basic .NET 2003 SBS (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If KMaestro.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 28,672 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 126,976 bytes or 107,520 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. It is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with KMaestro.exe, you can completely remove Win AVI HelixSDK (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

for SilverCrest's keyboard and mouse without wire
Config/driver software for Memorex multimedia keyboards
  Wayne Kubic   (further information)
driver for Sweex multimedia keyboard model KX-7201 with scroll wheel and 33 hotkeys
I think it is for a Memorex usb keyboard as well.
Software for Memorex Mulitmedia Keyboard.
packaged with Memorex multimedia keyboard
It's my optima keyboard
Typhoon KeyMaestro Cordless Navigator Deluxe - FunkKeyboard-Treiber
hp wireless keyboard
This program control my Volume control and Play buttons on my keyboard
It's a KeyMaestro main program for BTC 6300(CL)
config spanish
used for multimedia keyboard; useful functions- i have used it for years without problems
Came with H.P. Multimedia Keyboard, used for prog/keys
It is used with an HP special function keyboard.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of KMaestro.exe: based on 18 votes with 16 user comments. 12 users think KMaestro.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks KMaestro.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade KMaestro.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving KMaestro issues

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