What does the akl_svc.exe file do?
The akl_svc.exe process is also known as Anti-Keylogger Service or, as the case may be, PrivacyKeyboard Service and is a part of Anti-Keylogger or, as the case may be, PrivacyKeyboard. This software is produced by Global Information Technology (UK). An obsolete or defective version of akl_svc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Anti-Keylogger service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Anti-Keylogger service has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- akl_svc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module akl_svc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about akl_svc.exe Anti-Keylogger service
akl_svc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Akl_svc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 64,320 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 59,904 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 35% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A akl_svc.exe file has a 60% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 59,904 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves akl_svc.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about akl_svc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Anti-Keylogger or PrivacyKeyboard
To remove Anti-Keylogger service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Anti-Keylogger or PrivacyKeyboard in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if akl_svc.exe (Anti-Keylogger service) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Anti-Keylogger service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Anti-Keylogger service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or akl_svc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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