What is spkl.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 spkl.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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Spkl.exe file information

The process known as Spyrix Free Keylogger or System component belongs to software Spyrix Free Keylogger or Host application by NOVYE SISTEMY, OOO or Spyrix Security.

Description: Spkl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Spkl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,397,248 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,795,584 bytes, 2,259,968 bytes, 2,338,960 bytes or 2,329,600 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. There is no description of the program. Spkl.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with spkl.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Spyrix Free Keylogger) or visit the website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as spkl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Generic PUA GN (detected by Sophos), and WS.Reputation.1 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the spkl.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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Best practices for resolving spkl issues

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