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What does the imekrmig.exe file do?

The imekrmig.exe process is also known as Microsoft Korean IME (Version 2002) or, as the case may be, Microsoft IME (Version 2003) and is a part of Microsoft Korean IME (Version 2002) or, as the case may be, Microsoft IME (Version 2003). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of imekrmig.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 imekrmig.exe Microsoft Korean IME

imekrmig.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Imekrmig.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. The file size is 44,032 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. Imekrmig.exe contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Imekrmig.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 0% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A imekrmig.exe file has a 16% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 25,440 bytes. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. imekrmig.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.

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 imekrmig.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 imekrmig?

Appeared after installing Asian language support in Windows XP. Path seems to be c:\windows\ime\imkr_6_1\ and c:\windows\system32\ime\. 5 .exe files in total.
Microsoft's Korean Input Method Editor. Startup task found on PCs where the East Asian languages have been installed through the Regional and Language options icon in the Control Panel. This task ensures that your PC is able to display Korean and also that you are able to input characters in Korean should you need to. (further information...)

Summary: One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft Korean IME or Microsoft IME

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To remove Microsoft Korean IME 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 Microsoft Korean IME or Microsoft IME in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if imekrmig.exe (Microsoft Korean IME) 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 Microsoft Korean IME. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Korean IME 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 imekrmig.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.

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