What is ktchnsnk.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 ktchnsnk.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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Ktchnsnk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ktchnsnk
Ktchnsnk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ktchnsnk.exe belongs to software HP OfficeJet T Series or HP OfficeJet Series (version 600) by unknown.

Description: Ktchnsnk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ktchnsnk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 28,672 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HP OfficeJet T Series or HP OfficeJet).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ktchnsnk.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ktchnsnk.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

HP-Drucker Programm
HP program found with the Office Jet 500/600/700 series which initializes the Office Jet manager each time the computer is booted up or rebooted
  itmaster   (further information)
I have an HP Printer. This program initializes it on startup

Summary: Average user rating of ktchnsnk.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ktchnsnk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ktchnsnk issues

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