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What does the hkcmd.exe file do?

The hkcmd.exe process is also known as hkcmd Module or, as the case may be, baba and is a part of Intel® Common User Interface or, as the case may be, Intel Poulsbo Drivers for Windows NT. This software is produced by Intel (www.intel.com) or, as the case may be, BABA. An obsolete or defective version of hkcmd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about hkcmd.exe hkcmd Module

hkcmd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Hkcmd.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 77,824 bytes (35% of all these files), 126,976 bytes as well as 101 other variants.
The hkcmd file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). This hkcmd.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. For this reason, 38% 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 hkcmd.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 hkcmd?

Enables the Intel Hotkey command for graphics driver and keyboard.
Alex
It something todo with keyboard shortcuts, provided by intel, its worth getting rid of itf you dont use it
El Gringo
Uses 100% system resources. Kick it to the curb fast. (further information...)
Nosferatu*

Summary: 96 users judge hkcmd.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 16 users consider it harmless. However, 31 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 43 users have already deleted hkcmd.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Intel® Common User Interface or Intel Poulsbo Drivers for Windows NT

hkcmd.exe  hkcmd Module fix

To remove hkcmd Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Intel® Common User Interface or Intel Poulsbo Drivers for Windows NT in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if hkcmd.exe (hkcmd Module) 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 hkcmd Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for hkcmd Module 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 hkcmd.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.

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