What is WKeyKill.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 WKeyKill.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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WKeyKill.exe file information

The process known as WinKey Killer belongs to software WinKey Killer or Ger's Windows Key Disabler by Brad Jackson.

Description: WKeyKill.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WKeyKill.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 6,144 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. WKeyKill.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. WKeyKill.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 97% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Ger's Windows Key Disabler occur, you can also uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify WKeyKill.exe related errors

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

Damit blockiere ich die Windows-Taste, damit meine Kinder beim spielen nicht versehentlich aus dem Vollbildmodus in Windows landen. Windows-E und ähnliches funktioniert aber noch.
  Frank Thoms   (further information)
It is useful to prevent accidently hitting the windows key while in games or full screen mode applications.
  KT KaBo0M[SA] (gamer)   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of WKeyKill.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. 3 users think WKeyKill.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 WKeyKill issues

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