What does the CNYHKey.exe file do?
The CNYHKey.exe process is also known as Creative Multimedia Driver or, as the case may be, HP LED INDICATOR and is a part of Creative Multimedia Driver or, as the case may be, HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD. This software is produced by Creative (www.creative.com) or, as the case may be, Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.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.
- 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 (79% of all these files), 5,576,704 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The CNYHKey file is not part of the Windows operating system. It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This CNYHKey.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. CNYHKey.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 65% 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 46% 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 (53% of all these files), 2,069,504 bytes, 2,101,248 bytes or, as the case may be, 699,392 bytes.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar.
CNYHKey.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD
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. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Creative Multimedia Driver or HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then 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 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.