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What is MagicKey.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 MagicKey.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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MagicKey.exe file information

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

The process belongs to software Wireless Keyboard and Optical or Belkin Wireless Keyboard and or Wireless Keyboard or Slim Multimedia Keyboard by unknown.

Description: MagicKey.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MagicKey.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 159,744 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 172,032 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/magickey.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. MagicKey.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). MagicKey.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with MagicKey.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Media Key or Wireless Keyboard and Optical).

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

Belkin Wireless Keyboard needed for keyboard extras
  cleggy  
Belkin Wireless Keyboard
  cleggy  
app to run my firefly lighted keyboard by manhattan
  bigdog  
for Labtec Wireless Keyboard (also Belkin?)
  womble  
Installed by belkin for wireless keyboard. Required
  247tech  
absolutely necessairy if you wish to use the extended buttons on your belkin/labtec or genius keyboard
  hanz  
Also used by 'Genius' keyboard for shortcuts to word etc.
  Altec  
required for Labtech Wireless Keyboard/Mouse
   
for the 5 options buttons on the keyboard you can program
  john h.  
if its in program files/a keyboard driver directory then its probably for your keyboard (belkin or labtech) anything else you should get it checked out
  monkey (from the tv show)   (further information)
It is installed by default by any keyboard with multimedia keys as a controller for the multimedia keys. If it is not active then the multimedia keys on the keyboard will not function.
  Tony  
wacom tablet
  t  
advent slimline keyboard
  M0sh3r  
It is a process for Labtec wireless keyboard/mouse
  gpolic  
This is a Genius keyboard component... whithout this the keyboard do not function properly.
  Vitor Rocha  

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Summary: Average user rating of MagicKey.exe: based on 20 votes with 15 user comments. 17 users think MagicKey.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade MagicKey.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving MagicKey issues

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