What is TpKmpSVC.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 TpKmpSVC.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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TpKmpSVC.exe file information

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

The process known as IBM KCU Service belongs to software IBM KCU Service or IBM KCU Service, IBM KCU Service by unknown.

Description: TpKmpSVC.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TpKmpSVC.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (99% of all occurrences), 57,688 bytes or 37,208 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 71% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify TpKmpSVC.exe related errors

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

Have it on a IBM Thinkpad laptop
It's on an IBM laptop
I also have a thinkpad so I will look on my co-workers' laptops to see if they have it.
Have a think pad so seems consistent with other comments
IBM Pre-install
ThinkPad utility
  Mike Polyak  
Thinkpad Keyboard Service
  Eddie Keator  
is in a IBM/lenovo Portable
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of TpKmpSVC.exe: based on 65 votes with 9 reviews. 47 users think TpKmpSVC.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 9 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 7 users don't grade TpKmpSVC.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving TpKmpSVC issues

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