What is Zboard.exe?

The genuine Zboard.exe file is a software component of Ideazon/SteelSeries Zboard by SteelSeries|Ideazon.
Zboard.exe is the file that operates Ideazon Gaming Keyboard functionality. The file provides better control through specific actions on the gaming-optimized keyboard, which in turn provides a better gaming experience. Ideazon merged with Steel Series in 2008 with the goal to provide the best gaming accessories available on the market, such as mouse pads, keyboards, gaming mouses, and more.

Zboard stands for Ideazon Zboard High level driver

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 Zboard.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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Zboard.exe file information

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

The process known as Ideazon Z Engine or Ideazon Zboard High level driver belongs to software Z Engine or Zboard by Ideazon (

Description: Zboard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Zboard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 217,088 bytes, 182,784 bytes, 53,248 bytes or 204,800 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Zboard.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Zboard.exe, you can also remove the entire program Z Engine using Windows Control Panel or look for help on the website.

Recommended: Identify Zboard.exe related errors

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

Gaming Keyboard known as Zboards loader
  Greg Boddy   (further information)
is a Keyboard
Zboard Loader
Zboard Dienstprogramm. Ungefährlich
This is not dangerous it is just the loader for your zboard - if u do not own one or use it any more then u do no need this running

Summary: Average user rating of Zboard.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 6 users think Zboard.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Zboard issues

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