kbdstub.exe - Is kbdstub.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: kbdstub.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
KbdStub.EXE is a program that most likely was on your computer the day you purchased it, as it may have been pre-installed. The actual file location is shown below. To help identify that this is not spyware, always verify the file is in the proper location. This software is part of Hewlett Packard and it is part of their keyboard software which handles multimedia keys. This KbdStub.EXE file is not critical and can be terminated if you are not using it, as it always runs during bootup. You will most likely see this as a system tray icon, but this file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit kbdstub.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 kbdstub.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\KBD\KbdStub.EXE


  • Is kbdstub.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is kbdstub.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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