What does the HPKBDAPP.exe file do?
The HPKBDAPP.exe process is also known as HP QuickTouch On Screen Display and is a part of HP QuickTouch (Version 1.00 C4, 1.00 D2, 1.00 C1) or, as the case may be, HPAsset component for HP Active Support. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of HPKBDAPP.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- HP QuickTouch On Screen Display has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- HP QuickTouch On Screen Display 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)
- HPKBDAPP.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module HPKBDAPP.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about HPKBDAPP.exe HP QuickTouch On Screen Display
HPKBDAPP.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. HPKBDAPP.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 554,320 bytes (57% of all these files), 554,288 bytes, 685,568 bytes or, as the case may be, 554,552 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The HPKBDAPP file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This HPKBDAPP program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. HPKBDAPP.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 59% 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 HPKBDAPP.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 HPKBDAPP?
|HPKBDAPP.exe - The HP QuickTouch Software provides on-screen visuals and associated sounds that are displayed and heard when adjusting the notebook volume. (further information...) |
|PROBABLY disabled at boot HP QuickTouch, correction is possible permission starting with HP QuickTouch operating system. |
Summary: One user judges HPKBDAPP.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP QuickTouch or HPAsset component for HP Active Support
To remove HP QuickTouch On Screen Display 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 HP QuickTouch or HPAsset component for HP Active Support in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if HPKBDAPP.exe (HP QuickTouch On Screen Display) 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 HP QuickTouch On Screen Display. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for HP QuickTouch On Screen Display 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 HPKBDAPP.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.