What is vknt.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 vknt.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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Vknt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with vknt
Vknt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Vietkey (version 2000) by unknown.

Description: Vknt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vknt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 78,848 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 157,184 bytes and 7 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can completely remove Vietkey 2000 or Vietkey (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify vknt.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name vknt.exe, for example Trojan:Win32/Bumat!rts (detected by Microsoft), and W32.Magistr.24876@mm (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the vknt.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

it is part of Vietkey2000, a program to type in Vietnamese and show Vietnamese fonts in Unicode
  Marc Yanniello  
morph trojan. one file size is 80384 bytes
vknt.exe belongs to Vietkey 2000 keyboard driver is a convenient little tool that allows you to type in Vietnamese characters using several different keystroke patterns
Vietnamese Input Method Software
  Th. Nhan  

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Summary: Average user rating of vknt.exe: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think vknt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks vknt.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving vknt issues

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