What does the dellmmkb.exe file do?
The dellmmkb.exe process is also known as Netropa™ Hot Key and is a part of Netropa Hot Key. This software is produced by Netropa (www.netropa.com/download/mmkbd/download.html). An obsolete or defective version of dellmmkb.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Netropa Hot Key has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Netropa Hot Key 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)
- dellmmkb.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module dellmmkb.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about dellmmkb.exe Netropa Hot Key
dellmmkb.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Dellmmkb.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 163,840 bytes.
The file 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 application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Dellmmkb.exe is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 60% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 dellmmkb.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 dellmmkb?
|Dell Computers with Media keys need this for the Media keys to function |
| (further information...) |
|takes a lot of processor on my comp. my keyboard doesnt even have media keys |
Summary: 5 users judge dellmmkb.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Netropa Hot Key
To remove Netropa Hot Key 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 Netropa Hot Key in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if dellmmkb.exe (Netropa Hot Key) 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 Netropa Hot Key. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Netropa Hot Key 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 dellmmkb.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.