What does the inihid.exe file do?
The inihid.exe process is also known as inihid.exe and is a part of Button Manager or, as the case may be, EZ-DUB Finder. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of inihid.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- inihid.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- inihid.exe 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)
- inihid.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module inihid.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about inihid.exe inihid.exe
inihid.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Inihid.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 200,704 bytes (61% of all these files), 192,512 bytes or, as the case may be, 176,128 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Inihid.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 58% 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 inihid.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.
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Summary: 2 users judge inihid.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Button Manager or EZ-DUB Finder
To remove inihid.exe 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 Button Manager or EZ-DUB Finder in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if inihid.exe (inihid.exe) 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 inihid.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for inihid.exe 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 inihid.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.