hkcmd.exe - Is hkcmd.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is hkcmd.exe?
Purpose of hkcmd.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. hkcmd.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Hkcmd.exe is a program that most likely arrived on your pc when your first purchased it. This most likely was preinstall software on your computer. This program comes installed with Intel multimedia devices. The actual disk location for this file is below, always verify this to make sure yours is in the proper location, as many spyware or virus related programs attempt to fool you. This hkcmd.exe file program goes by the name Intel Hotkey and it allows you to configure various devices and can run diagnostics against these. This file is considered a safe file, and is not considered spyware, virus or malware related. Visit hkcmd.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the hkcmd.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file should be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, hkcmd.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. hkcmd.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is hkcmd.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove hkcmd.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    Hkcmd.exe is a program that most likely arrived on your pc when your first purchased it. This most likely was preinstall software on your computer. This program comes installed with Intel multimedia devices. The actual disk location for this file is below, always verify this to make sure yours is in the proper location, as many spyware or virus related programs attempt to fool you. This hkcmd.exe file program goes by the name Intel Hotkey and it allows you to configure various devices and can run diagnostics against these. This file is considered a safe file, and is not considered spyware, virus or malware related. This file should be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.