What does the CNYHKey.exe file do?
The CNYHKey.exe process is also known as Creative Multimedia Driver or, as the case may be, Chicony Multimedia Driver and is a part of Creative Multimedia Driver or, as the case may be, Chicony Multimedia Driver. This software is produced by Creative (www.creative.com) or, as the case may be, Chicony (www.chicony.com). An obsolete or defective version of CNYHKey.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Creative Multimedia driver has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Creative Multimedia driver 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)
- CNYHKey.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module CNYHKey.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about CNYHKey.exe Creative Multimedia driver
CNYHKey.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CNYHKey.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 339,968 bytes (53% of all these files), 5,576,704 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. The CNYHKey file is not part of the Windows operating system. This CNYHKey program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. CNYHKey.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 69% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A CNYHKey.exe file has a 43% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 2,068,992 bytes (70% of all these files), 2,069,504 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,101,248 bytes.
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The CNYHKey file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
CNYHKey.exe is capable of log keyboard entries.
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 CNYHKey.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 CNYHKey?
|Harmless - required for the KB / Mouse |
|its a program for a wirelass keyboard |
|software for wireless keyboard |
|Ungefährlich! Medion Tastaturen... |
Summary: 21 users judge CNYHKey.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Creative Multimedia Driver or Chicony Multimedia Driver
To remove Creative Multimedia driver 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 Creative Multimedia Driver or Chicony Multimedia Driver in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if CNYHKey.exe (Creative Multimedia driver) 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 Creative Multimedia driver. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Creative Multimedia driver 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 CNYHKey.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.